Although you wouldn't know it from the media reports:
A Binghamton University professor is dead tonight after being stabbed by an anthropology student.
A witness tells Action News that an older male graduate student entered the office of professor Richard Antoun and then stabbed him.
.... It was an anthropology grad student who was doing middle eastern studies I believe," said BU Senior Devin Sheppard.
A statement from the University:
"This afternoon, in an act of senseless violence, the Binghamton University community lost one of its long-time faculty members...
Switch B-U with Ft. Hood, and faculty with soldiers, and one could have been describing another tragedy, no?
Here are the facts the Binghamton media ( or the "Bing-a-lings", as my sister, a B-U grad, was apt to say) is trying to hide from you:
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Binghamton University Professor Richard T. Antoun.
What can we learn about Professor Antoun? Well, he was the author of “Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements”. I guess that's enough provocation for any Muslim to hack him to death, right? If that's not enough, there's this outrage:
Prof. Richard T. Antoun was a Jewish convert, through his wife in Binghamton NY, in the Reform tradition. Prof. Richard T. Antoun had a Muslim grand-father and a Catholic grand-mother on different sides of his family, his parents were married in a civil ceremony in Brazil and then in a Methodist Church when they came to the USA, he has had varied links to many religions including the Quaker and the Catholic Church but appears to have settled on Judism in Binghamton NY.
But it's Professor Antoun's killer who sounds like just the kind of guy that Barack Obama and the Democrats would feel sympathy for:
The two apartment-mates of the man charged with stabbing a Binghamton University professor to death on Friday said Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani was confrontational, argumentative and “acted like a terrorist.”
....“He claimed he was persecuted.”
Just like poor Major Nidal Hasan, Mr. Al-Zahrani is the victim here, and like the dead soldiers at Ft. Hood, our unlucky professor is simply collateral damage caused primarily by anti-Muslim prejudice, which obviously permeates every level of American society. These defensive actions by Muslims in America can only be stopped by more outreach, understanding, and submission.
There's your spin, boys. Run with it....