Teen Gunman Kills 5 in Utah Mall

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A historic mall's winding hallways became a shooting gallery for an 18-year-old gunman in a trench coat who fired a shotgun randomly at customers, killing five and wounding four before being killed by police, ... Full Story
Bob C

Cleveland, OH

#23 Feb 13, 2007
The United States should gather up all Americans
in other countries (bring them back home), close
all our borders, and let the world have a go without U.S. influence or money. Let's see how long the world will last without us. We would just
have a little cleaning up to do. Of course there
still be some foreign idiots who blame us.
Bosnian American

Alpharetta, GA

#25 Feb 13, 2007
acts of sensless violence unfortunatelly happen everyday, everywhere. it would be too easy that this killer's ethnicity and religion could explain everything, but how would you explain columbine killers or that crazy milk truck guy who killed 6 amish school girls. was he a muslim too or..moreover noone knows if this guy was even a muslim or if he ever went to the mosque (as most bosnians don't do) ...my condolences and prayers go to the victims and their families... and we should all think about them and community which need to heal and stop using this tragedy to spread the hate. Most of Bosnian refugees in US fled the genocide and terror and know the pain of loosing a relative for no reason. And we are very thankfull to this country, but can any community of hundreds of thousand of people be responsible for any single crazy lunatic or criminal among them. let's respect the victims and let investigators do their job. may god bless the families of these poor victims. may god help those who hate to come to senses too.
Mel from Australia

Buderim, Australia

#26 Feb 13, 2007
THis is so sad for all concerned. The Victims, their families, neighbours etc. Not all kids off the rails are raised by negligent parents. Lets look at what can be done to try and stop this madness and help the kids to get some hope for the future. Help them see they have real selfworth, to respect others and build a future. This self destructing chatter does nothing to effect teh future....
James

Federal Way, WA

#27 Feb 13, 2007
Elma wrote:
Most of you sound like a bunch of ignorant,brainwashed,idiots.
Just because he was a Bosnian refuge,doesn't make him a terrorist.
I'm a Bosnian refuge and you don't see me going around breaking the law.
Yes,I'm Muslim and I believe stereotyping is just plain absurd.
I've been in the U.S for 7 years now.
You guys are making Americans look bad by calling the man a "terrorist".
I'm aware that he is making Bosnians look bad,aswell.
Right on Elma!! I feel ashamed to live in a country where most of us are quick to dish out absurd stereotypes. Muslim? Bosnian? Terrorist? The United States creates murderers everyday, it has nothing to do with where he came from. What about the home-grown Americans that gunned down innoccent school children ten years ago. Remember Columbine? No, ofcourse you don't, because you're too focused on the fact that we're gunning down innoccent Muslim civilians instead.
AJs

Lawrenceville, GA

#28 Feb 13, 2007
You guys r ignorant ... what if his bosnian and muslim has to do what happen .. evrybody can do something stupid like that you have americans killing americans so dont be stupid !
john

United States

#30 Feb 13, 2007
Elma wrote:
Most of you sound like a bunch of ignorant,brainwashed,idiots.
Just because he was a Bosnian refuge,doesn't make him a terrorist.
I'm a Bosnian refuge and you don't see me going around breaking the law.
Yes,I'm Muslim and I believe stereotyping is just plain absurd.
I've been in the U.S for 7 years now.
You guys are making Americans look bad by calling the man a "terrorist".
I'm aware that he is making Bosnians look bad,aswell.
People from Bosnia nedd to leave soon .we nee good people in our Country not terrorist.OUT UNITED STATE
Bosniak

La Mesa, CA

#31 Feb 13, 2007
James wrote:
<quoted text>
Right on Elma!! I feel ashamed to live in a country where most of us are quick to dish out absurd stereotypes. Muslim? Bosnian? Terrorist? The United States creates murderers everyday, it has nothing to do with where he came from. What about the home-grown Americans that gunned down innoccent school children ten years ago. Remember Columbine? No, ofcourse you don't, because you're too focused on the fact that we're gunning down innoccent Muslim civilians instead.
Congratulations,wise man! Wish more people in U.S are thinkig like you.It looks like no one remember Columbine,because that was-who American citizen?Now,this boy is Bosnian Muslim and conclusion of people that he is terorist,just make me sick!!!!
Bosniak

La Mesa, CA

#32 Feb 13, 2007
john wrote:
<quoted text> People from Bosnia nedd to leave soon .we nee good people in our Country not terrorist.OUT UNITED STATE
Honey,I will ask you if something same happend to you,war and all other shits that happend down there in Bosnia...I will ask you if you would think like that,you sick bastard with brain lees than a peas...Shame on you for those words.
Let God deals with the things that they do,cause hate in your heart....By the way...do you really think that you are good people????Why than you are killing innocente people in Iraq????
Brian

Baltimore, MD

#33 Feb 14, 2007
Elma wrote:
Most of you sound like a bunch of ignorant,brainwashed,idiots.
Just because he was a Bosnian refuge,doesn't make him a terrorist.
I'm a Bosnian refuge and you don't see me going around breaking the law.
Yes,I'm Muslim and I believe stereotyping is just plain absurd.
I've been in the U.S for 7 years now.
You guys are making Americans look bad by calling the man a "terrorist".
I'm aware that he is making Bosnians look bad,aswell.
this man was a terrorist, just by the fact of being muslim,,, sorry if you cant face the facts about your alllah, maybe he was wanting to get his 70 virgins,, not sure I would want to follow a faith that gives out 70 virgins for killing innocent people...
Bosnian

Grand Rapids, MI

#34 Feb 14, 2007
john wrote:
<quoted text> People from Bosnia nedd to leave soon .we nee good people in our Country not terrorist.OUT UNITED STATE
I am the Muslim and I am from Bosnia to, You think I am terrorist?
999wellwellwell

Canada

#35 Feb 14, 2007
I guess this is what your country gets for supporting these bastards during the Bosnian war. How ironic! Anyway so called Bosnians are nothing more then muslims who are born and bread to hate all christians. Its in their blood. And, who ever said that they do not go to a mosque is gravely wrong. This is where they are thought to hate. Sorry but that is the truth. If you did not know all these Bosnian muslims were long ago christinas who converted in order to get favours from the Turkish occupators in the Balkans. Now they are amongs the most extremist types of muslims. Bosnia, or rather the south part,is one of the areas designated as terorist haven.
jim

United States

#36 Feb 14, 2007
Canbat wrote:
How many more headlines like this are needed to get the Federal Government to do something about keeping firearms out of the hands of the wrong people. There is no reason for an 18 year old to have a .38 cal revolver. The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed?..give me a break..ok..you can have a flintlock..but thats it..We want our kids to grow up safe..not gunned down in a shopping mall by some disgruntled maniac!
both the guns he had were illegal.
Average American Guy

Orlando, FL

#37 Feb 14, 2007
Hey here's an idea: maybe we should reserve judgement until the investigation proves what this person's motivations were. Here in Florida, I meet muslims all the time and we talk about the similarities between the christian bible and the Qu'ran. It is absurd to judge someone based on their faith because most religions, at there core, have the same values. It is unfortunate that there are some extremists who misinterpret the religion but as of yet, there is no evidence that he was even a muslim extremist. I listened to the talk shows and they are just jumping to conclusions based on his name alone.
bill

AOL

#38 Feb 14, 2007
James wrote:
<quoted text>
Right on Elma!! I feel ashamed to live in a country where most of us are quick to dish out absurd stereotypes. Muslim? Bosnian? Terrorist? The United States creates murderers everyday, it has nothing to do with where he came from. What about the home-grown Americans that gunned down innoccent school children ten years ago. Remember Columbine? No, ofcourse you don't, because you're too focused on the fact that we're gunning down innoccent Muslim civilians instead.
you are both absolutely correct. don't forget the biggest phony terrorist this country ever created, saddam hussein. he was put in a group with a bunch of islamic terrorists simply because he was an arab. many if not most people in this country believed it and today we are in a war with no way out.
Bill Bloom

Johnstown, PA

#39 Feb 14, 2007
If the facts fit the act, it is not a stereotype, just common sense.
Elma wrote:
Most of you sound like a bunch of ignorant,brainwashed,idiots.
Just because he was a Bosnian refuge,doesn't make him a terrorist.
I'm a Bosnian refuge and you don't see me going around breaking the law.
Yes,I'm Muslim and I believe stereotyping is just plain absurd.
I've been in the U.S for 7 years now.
You guys are making Americans look bad by calling the man a "terrorist".
I'm aware that he is making Bosnians look bad,aswell.
Bob

Vernon Hills, IL

#40 Feb 14, 2007
Israel got Palestinians and we imported Bosnians .What's next ,can they fly plains ?
Orion 27

Salisbury, MD

#41 Feb 14, 2007
Canbat wrote:
How many more headlines like this are needed to get the Federal Government to do something about keeping firearms out of the hands of the wrong people. There is no reason for an 18 year old to have a .38 cal revolver. The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed?..give me a break..ok..you can have a flintlock..but thats it..We want our kids to grow up safe..not gunned down in a shopping mall by some disgruntled maniac!
How about keeping muslim immigrants out of the country? This smacks of muslim fanaticism.

“Fallen Angel”

Since: Jan 07

New England

#42 Feb 14, 2007
This kid was a refugee of war and likely had been traumatized before coming here. The Yugoslav wars were vicious, with a lot of innocents slaughtered in their homes by neighbors and ethnic militias, a lot of families killed in front of little kids. Not to excuse this horrific crime by this kid but I expect we'll find this was deep psychological problems (PTSD, etc) and not ideological attack. Almost 20 years ago I visited El Salvador duriung their civil war and I visited a center for orphan children who had witnessed or experienced terrible violence. Not having had a war on our territory in almost 150 years, we Americans forget that war devastates many of the survivors too.
hatch wrote:
I'm glad he's dead. Better for him to be dead than some innocent person. And no I don't want to read about his poor damn life.
about his boyfriend who left him or his high wireless bill. or if his mom didn't love him enough or he was failing in school.
Actually there are several innocents dead as well, you forgot about that already? And it is very sleazy of you to speculate the killer was gay, as if it is a pejorative to be so and as if gays are more prone to violence.
Brian wrote:
what was this muslim doing here, did he think he was back in bosnian.>> to all these phukers..leave the usa if you dont like it, and go back to your nation of sand.
Bosnia is a small European country (in federation with Herzegovina. They have very little sand. Probably some beaches on their short Adriatic coastline. Its about half forest. They have a lot of rivers and some mountains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herze...

I've known a lot of Muslims and honestly they don't seem any more prone to violence than the Christians and Jews I know.

It is these blind prejudices that create the beginnings of just that mentality that led to this senseless massacre in the first place. And the American propensity for invading and bombing small countries, and our very high crime rates and our very extremely high incarceration rates all show there is plenty of home-grown violence and fanaticism. Next time there's a mall or school shooting, and the perpetrators are more the typical type (suburban latch-key kids?), I wonder if you people will all be clamoring for the deportation of US-born protestants?

Since: Dec 06

Kansas City, MO

#43 Feb 14, 2007
James wrote:
<quoted text>
Right on Elma!! I feel ashamed to live in a country where most of us are quick to dish out absurd stereotypes. Muslim? Bosnian? Terrorist? The United States creates murderers everyday, it has nothing to do with where he came from. What about the home-grown Americans that gunned down innoccent school children ten years ago. Remember Columbine? No, ofcourse you don't, because you're too focused on the fact that we're gunning down innoccent Muslim civilians instead.
This was just yet another incident caused by Islamic Terror. You may ask "islamic terror"? Yes this young man was a Bosnian muslim refugee who decided to take out as many "infidels" as he could. Notice how he last attacked a gift shop selling valentine's day stuff? The muslims hate valentine's day because it worships a christian figure and it makes their women realize that life can be so much more fulfilling than a bunch of mental apes holding them down.

Why was this never covered in the media? Remember the guy in san francisco a while back that tried to run over as many people as possible with his vehicle? This was a muslim trying to rid the world of infidels. WHY DOES THE MEDIA NEVER MENTION THESE THINGS?? We are being attacked on American soil by these scumbags.

You can call it a random act all you want, but I see no distinction between this attack and the almost daily attacks like this in Israel and other muslim countries around the world.

Radical Islam MUST be stopped. Instead of condemning those that tell it how it is, why don't you stand up to these bastards and grill on your own who are causing the problems!

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

“Fallen Angel”

Since: Jan 07

New England

#44 Feb 14, 2007
Joseph P Nutterman wrote:
<quoted text>
You can call it a random act all you want, but I see no distinction between this attack and the almost daily attacks like this in Israel and other muslim countries around the world.WAKE UP PEOPLE!
Israel by definition a Jewish state, and its Muslim population is a minority. Never have I seen it called a muslim country, that just shows you don't know what you're talking about.

And of course you do realize that Americans go abroad and kill people in FAR larger numbers than do foreigners come here and kill us. Probably a ratio of a few hundred to one. But thir public barely comprehends this, some even thinking Israel is a muslim country or Bosnia full of sand.

This ignorance in the American population is scary because our supposedly democratic govt weilds enormous military power (translation: organized violence). We spend more money on military than the next 16 or so countries combined. People in the poorer countries sometimes think the USA is imperialistic and militarist and supports thugs around the world when allied with our economic or political interests. But our people don't mean to be that way. Heck, they don't even understand it.

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