Mary Kathrine Ham: "An Iran-born recent grad of the University of North Carolina drives a rented SUV into a crowd of students in a popular campus gathering place, hitting nine and injuring six.
He calls 911 (audio of call, here) and tells the dispatcher why he did it: 'Really, it's to punish the United States government for its actions around the world.'
On his way to his hearing, he is asked by a reporter if he was trying to kill people. He answers very calmly, 'yes.'
In his hearing, he declares that he will represent himself with the help of Allah and that he is thankful for the opportunity to 'spread the will of Allah.'"
I'm glad this didn't displace the coverage of the Academy Awards because I was thrilled to see so many courageous films rejecting intolerance by Republicans (Good Night, Good Luck), Red States (Brokeback Mountain), and white people (Crash).
Who says Hollywood is out of touch? Except of course, George Clooney.