Washington Post: Cho Paper Bears “Eerie” Parallels To VT Shooting Massacre

In an investigative report, the Washington Post says a paper written by Seung Hui Cho a year earlier has “Eerie” parallels to the Virginia Tech (VT) shooting massacre:

Washington Post—The paper, which was written for a class in fiction writing and has not surfaced publicly, has “eerie” parallels to Cho’s shooting inside Norris Hall on April 16, according to several sources. One source called it “kind of a blueprint” for the shootings, but others cautioned that that was an overstatement. …

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McJihad At Virginia Tech?

Was the Virginia Tech massacre a product of McJihad?

NRO—Are the Virginia Tech murders the latest expression of a strain of violence embodied in radical Islamist terrorism? Post 9/11, terrorism inspired by al Qaeda has been devolving in a progression that can best be described as from the caliphate to Columbine. That is to say, from a pseudo-religious political movement to nihilist acts of destruction. Welcome to the McJihad. …

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Cho Seung-Hui Was Laughed At And Picked On

From WRAL: “Long before he boiled over, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was picked on, pushed around and laughed at because of his shyness and the strange way he talked when he was a schoolboy in suburban Washington, former classmates say.”

Two comments on this story really stand out:

Weepyeyes007:

whatchoo_sayin

splendid post. some people will never get it. i never had a date in school, people talk so much to me and about me. I did not hardly have any friends. it was so bad. they would be in your face telling me everyday how ugly i was. Some people get picked on but they are not alienated. don’t you know what it feels like not to have anyone, no friends, no one to talk to. which i posted yesterday i was raped, this was the reason, they thought i was crap. it is a bad bad place. but like that post, i graduated high school did not think i would. i was really in my books i got picked on for that also. some of those classmates i see, i am doing better than then, they look horrible and they want to strike up conversation. i still can get dates, but hey i glad they did not kill me.

whatchoo_sayin:

Truth is, there’s a huge difference between being picked on, and being continually victimized. When I was a kid/teenager, I was in a very similar place that this kid was in. I was a loner who had been continually picked on and abused. It’s mentionable that some people are better able than others to handle such abuse, too. It is easy to turn to hatred of others when you are in that position. My heart was filled with hate for people in general and the opposite gender, specifically. I had somewhat of a fetish for the martial arts and weaponry. But instead of hurting others, I turned hatred upon myself and fell into drug and alcohol abuse. Had not someone from the church reached out to me with the love of Jesus Christ, I very well might have spun off like this guy did. Later on, the Lord delivered me from these things, and I am a totally different person today. Praise God.

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Ban Guns! Thoughts On Preventing More Virginia Techs

Wow, what an outcry to ban guns after the Virginia Tech massacre. It’s understandable, completely, but it’ll never stop violence.

I was talking with a friend last night about the Virginia Tech massacre; we were both just horrified and sickened that people can find it within themselves to commit such heinous crimes. I told him though, look at television, look at theatre, look at music, it’s filled with violence, senseless violence. And it’s anesthetizing Western society. It’s kind of like when you walk into a bathroom and your hairs stand on end because it smells like Godzilla is in there. Initially it’s a shock, but the longer you stay, the less it stinks; just something to think about.

We do need to make our country safer, but banning guns isn’t going to do it. Beating swords into plowshares is a good thing, but it’s an endgame type of thing, not an initial step.

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Israeli Hero Saved Lives At Virginia Tech

Professor Liviu Librescu threw himself in front of the Virginia Tech gunman to protect his students. He died, but his students lived:

Jerusalem Post—As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 75-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech College that left 32 dead and over two dozen wounded.

Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter, who had attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, “but all the students lived – because of him,” Virginia Tech student Asael Arad – also an Israeli – told Army Radio. …

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Virginia Tech Student Pretended To Be Dead To Save Life

Clay Violand, a Virginia Tech student, says he pretended to be dead and that act saved his life:

The Age—A young Sydney woman studying at the US college where a shooting rampage left 33 dead has told how one of her best friends pretended to be dead as bleeding classmates fell on top of him. …

As the drama unfolded, she soon learned that one of her acquaintances was probably dead and another, 20-year-old Clay Violand, survived in amazing circumstances. …

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Wayne Chiang Is NOT The Virginia Tech Shooter

An internet rumor and a well-known reporter have apparently made false statements that Wayne Chiang was the Virginia Tech shooter. Accusation is false.

Wayne ChiangChiang says on his livejournal blog, “I am not the shooter. Through this experience, I have received numerous death threats, slanderous accusations, and my phone is out of charge from the barrage of calls. Local police have been notified of the situation.”

Chiang says of his livejournal blog, “For those claiming that this was a elaborate hoax, my journal has been around since 2001 with over 3500 posts over these past 6 years. Once again, I offer my condolences to all those at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies.”

Chiang is NOT the guy.

Man, there are so many disparaging comments out there about Asians in regards to the Virginia Tech massacre. Totally uncalled for and out-of-bounds.

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Photo: courtesy of Wayne Chiang

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