12 August 2010

Elias Abuelazam, the serial stabber, is one of ours!

Well, kind of.

It looks like:

Abuelazam is suspected in 20 18 stabbings (investigators have revised the number,) five of which were fatal. Most of the victims were black but there were Hispanic and white people stabbed as well.
Since most of the victims were black, law enforcement officials suspected the stabbings were related to race. But that, again, was just a theory. The police could produce a different theory now that they have a suspect.
Meanwhile our local press wasn't asleep on the job, and dug up a few more details:
  • The real name of the character is Elias Abu El-Azam.
  • He comes from an Arab Christian family in the city of Ramle.
  • He left Israel for US as a kid and visited Israel quite frequently.
  • A few months ago he got into trouble in Israel (a fight with a friend) and left immediately.
  • People who met him describe him as a huge man with an intimidating presence.
  • His ex, Jessica, is in shock, was overwhelmed by the news.
  • While in Ramle, he staid in his mother's house, didn't have a permanent employment, was supported by his mom and was frequently involved in fights.
  • He has a considerable criminal record in US.
  • Er... as far as I am concerned, the US authorities are welcome to keep him.
As for the question asked by a blogger here:
Are you surprised that the suspect is an Israeli and not some idiot from a hate group that thinks they’re better than everyone else?
I would answer by another question (as Jooish tradition prescribes): why, can't an Israeli be an idiot from a hate group?


David All said...

If he is indeed the stabber, his last victims were in the Washington D.C. subreb of Leesburg, Virginia. Accirdubg to CBS Newsonline, he was first picked up on a traffice violation in Arlington, Virginia, which is where I live. Scary, hope they got the right guy. At least he was not anywhere as deadly as the racist sniper, John Paul Franklin was back in the late 70s and early 80s.  

shayna madel said...

he is an israeli citizen but he is an arab-christian who left israel as a child. i would hardly call him "one of ours". all the news reports make you think he is a jew b/c they keep referring to him as simply an "Israeli"- that is a bias in journalism that misleads people against us once again!

Anonymous said...

Well, no one ever said he was a Jew.  He's an Israeli, and last I checked, that doesn't automatically make you a Jew.

SnoopyTheGoon said...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, deadly enough for my taste.

David All said...

You are right, Snoopy. He is deadly enough for my taste as well 

Dvar Dea said...

<p><span>What if he was a success story?</span>
</p><p><span>Would we have referred to him as one of us?</span>
</p><p><span>As far as I’m concerned he is one of us. I’m not proud of it, but that is the truth.</span>
</p><p><span><span> </span></span>
</p><p><span>My condolences to the victims, I hope those who survived have recovered completely and had returned back to their old lives. </span></p>

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That's why I've started the post with ambiguity.