Detroit Man Asks Strangers If They Are Muslim And Then Stabs Them When They Answer That They Are Not

635597831540837830-Thomas-Terrence-Lavaron-39-YOA-Date-of-Photo-February-14-2015-e1424208036672-300x211Terrence Lavaron Thomas, 39, is a curious representative of the Muslim faith. First, he already stabbed to people at random because they were not Muslims. Second, when arrested, the alleged faithful felon had drugs in his possession. Violent and a drug user. I wonder what Sharia law would do with Mr. Thomas in a place like Saudi Arabia.

The account is bizarre. The victims say that Thomas walked up to them at a suburban bus stop and began a conversation. It seemed harmless banter until they said Thomas ask if either were Muslim. When they said that they were not, he proceeded to pulled out a three-inch folding knife and stabbed one five times and stabbed the other as he tried to stop the attack. Thomas then fled. Both victims are in their 50s and did not suffer life-threatening wounds.

Thomas was arrested soon after the attack and the police found the weapon and another knife as well as a stash of marijuana. He has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon, and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

The crime is being investigated as a hate crime and his bond was set at $1 million. What is fascinating is that, if religion was the motivating factor in the alleged crime, Thomas would seen more interested in the violence than the precepts of the faith.

After reading about this attack, I went on some sites to check out the rules on drug use, which are prohibited as are intoxicants generally. Indeed, Jabir stated that Muhammad insisted, “Whosoever drinks wine, whip him. If he repeats it for the fourth time, kill him.” What is interesting is that if he can claim medicinal marijuana he might be excused. Medieval Islamic rules permitted the use of Hashish for medical purposes. The 14th century Islamic scholar Az-Zarkashi wrote of “the permissibility of its use for medical purposes if it is established that it is beneficial.” Michigan has a medical marijuana law but if this was medicinal, he would not have been charged with possession.

The result is not surprising: Thomas appears a really really bad example of the faith much like Islamic State fighters.

Source: Washington Post

71 thoughts on “Detroit Man Asks Strangers If They Are Muslim And Then Stabs Them When They Answer That They Are Not”

  1. People usually falter once they leave their circles of competence, and that’s exactly what’s happened here.

    The Koran prohibits “intoxication,” i.e., being drunk:

    “O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone altars [to other than Allah], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and gambling and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist?”[5.90-91]

    There are several ways of interpreting the Koran’s prohibition against intoxication: 1) don’t drink at all–because you cannot control yourself, you will get drunk; 2) don’t get drunk; 3) drink, but never allow yourself to get drunk, and if you get drunk, it means you cannot control yourself, which means you shouldn’t drink at all.

    It’s stunning (and sad) that so many otherwise intelligent people think that religious texts can only be interpreted one way. I am particularly saddened to see Amy Alkon, a syndicated columnist, reveal herself as anti-Islam in this thread. Here is what she wrote, above:

    “While a vast many Muslims do not practice their faith as commanded, the Quran is to be taken literally and as the word of Allah and is not to be questioned. The Quran and Hadith call for the slaughter or conversion of the ‘infidel,’ (dirty, dirty kuffars), for charity to never be given to non-Musilms (they are going to hell anyway, why bother?), for the slaughter of gays and adulterers, and much, much more. Islam means ‘submission,’ and it calls for the submission of the world to Islam and the installation of the New Caliphate around the globe.” (Amy Alkon, February 18, 2015)

    Even a basic student of Islam will immediately recognize that she cannot even properly interpret the meaning of the word, “submission.” Islam means submission of oneself to God, much in the same way that all Abrahamic religions promote faith, i.e., submit yourself to God’s plan and be at peace with yourself and God’s plan, regardless of circumstances today. After all, circumstances today are ephemeral, but God’s plan for you is eternal.

  2. Sandi Hemming,
    This is a fun link…

    Contents include:
    Ritual Human Sacrifice
    Rape in the Bible
    Murder in the Bible
    Slavery in the Bible
    etc. …

    Yet, we don’t need to be citing them evil quotes, do we?
    Afterall, most of us were indoctrinated with ’em.

    1. Now Max-1

      I am going to make an ectremely off color joke here, nooo, maybe not- it’s a Bible quote. Probably shouldn’t

      19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
      19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
      19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
      I love this stuff. Especially what comes before it all the running around the house with the Sodomites and the Gomorrah’s

      And It was GOD who punished them from the heavens. You know Lot didn’t do it. lol

  3. First, Ed, I’m not sure if your comment was sarcastic or stupid.

    Amy, quoting from the Quran bothers me. Some nutcase could read it, convert and go on a killing spree.

    Professor, I think quotes directly from the Quran should not be allowed.

  4. By chance is he a converted Muslim? I see so many headlines about violence involving converted Muslims. I think the violence is what draws them to convert in the US. Anyway,mashing so, of course.

  5. Further clarification: The self anointed “Imam” shot dead by FBI and police was a Detroit black guy, just like this guy who stabs people, working with Arab smugglers out of Canada.

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