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Serial Stabber Suspect Named, Nabbed in Airport Trying to Flee to Israel
ABCNews.com ^ | 08/12/2010 | LEE FERRAN, COURTNEY CHAPMAN and JOHN WETENHALL

Posted on 08/12/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Feds: Elias Abuelazam Arrested in Connection to 20 Vicious Stabbing Attacks.

Michigan resident Elias Abuelazam was identified today as the suspect in a series 20 vicious stabbings that included five deaths in three states, federal officials told ABC News.

Abuelazam, 33, was apprehended Wednesday night at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport as he was about to board a plane for Israel, officials said. He was tracked to the airport after investigators dashed to track down a new lead that originated in Michigan.

Abuelazam has not been charged in the attacks and was taken into custody on unrelated charges, investigators said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abu; abuelazam; domesticjihad; elazam; eliasabuelazam; islam; israel; jihad; jihadinamerica; killer; michigan; murder; murders; muslim; ohio; race; serial; serialkiller; suddenjihadsyndrome; virginia
One of the victims, a black man, does NOT believe the attacker was racially motivated. I'm not sure what kind of name Abuelazam is - Jewish semite? Arab?
1 posted on 08/12/2010 11:19:31 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Two things:

1. Why would an Amish guy flee to Israel and
2. What is an Amish guy doing in Michigan?


2 posted on 08/12/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: OldDeckHand

Try the Wapo story, it’s more detailed.

An Israeli Arab, living here a dozen years. So now instead of a lily white serial killer targeting black men, it’s an A-rab. The comments section is getting medieval on them.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 11:23:12 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: RobRoy

‘Elias Abuelazam’

sounds Menonite to me and Graber and der Parson.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 11:24:02 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: OldDeckHand
Arab.

Poor Liberal Media. They wanted a White, Teabagger to be the culprit.

5 posted on 08/12/2010 11:24:20 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: OldDeckHand

“Elias” is a very common Arab Christian name; it would be unusual for a Muslim to be named that.


6 posted on 08/12/2010 11:26:12 AM PDT by denydenydeny (You're not only wrong. You're wrong at the top of your voice. --Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock)
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To: LdSentinal

You can hear the clicks of a thousand delete keys across the nation as all the already written stories about his suspected ties to the KKK and racial motivations just got flushed.


7 posted on 08/12/2010 11:26:45 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: OldDeckHand

Sounds like he was pissed off!


8 posted on 08/12/2010 11:26:52 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: OldDeckHand

Serial Killer? Where is the pathology? Wouldn’t “lone terrorist” be just appropriate at this point?


9 posted on 08/12/2010 11:27:12 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE ARE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: OldDeckHand

You’ll notice ABC news was careful to dredge up the one victim who was white.


10 posted on 08/12/2010 11:27:17 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju
"Try the Wapo story, it’s more detailed."

I looked for previous stories, but couldn't find any posted. Has that story been posted?

I wonder how long ABC will go before they describe him as "Arab".

11 posted on 08/12/2010 11:28:32 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: LdSentinal

Technically, Arab is Caucasian.


12 posted on 08/12/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE ARE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s an Arab name. He lived in Flint, Michigan, an Arab enclave. He was reportedly born in Israel, as are many Arabs.


13 posted on 08/12/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: OldDeckHand

He’s a 6’ 3” Arab... his youngest victim was 17; the oldest was 60. They ranged in size from 5-foot-4 inches and 120 pounds to 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 11:30:20 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: RobRoy

The Russian media report he is an Arab with a green card. They spell his name Elias Abu Al-Azam.


15 posted on 08/12/2010 11:31:49 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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To: davidlachnicht

“Where is the pathology?”

The Beatles spoke to him through Helter Skelter. Or a dog named Sam told him to do it.

Just another crazy person. No reason. Maybe some Black guy told him he was a jerk once.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 11:34:06 AM PDT by Shermy (Q: Who is John Galt?! A: Alan Greenspan.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I'm not sure what kind of name Abuelazam is - Jewish semite? Arab?

There was another post with a link to an article which said the name was "Abed al-Abu-Azzam" or something close. In other words, Elias is either an Anglicized or Hebraicized version of the Arabic, and presumably correct, name. Easier to read or political agenda? Take your pick.

17 posted on 08/12/2010 11:36:27 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Big Bureaucracy
Элиас Абу Аль-Азам Russians say he worked at a store (Muslim owned) as a cashier. He was legally here with a green card.
18 posted on 08/12/2010 11:37:36 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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To: OldDeckHand
I believe this is the only thread that's been posted.

Michigan Arrest in Serial Stabbings Case

19 posted on 08/12/2010 11:37:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: sinanju

The Wash Post comments?


20 posted on 08/12/2010 11:39:32 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: davidlachnicht
Technically, Arab is Caucasian.

Yeah, we use the term for white but its not particularly accurate. I remember reading about racially motivated attacks on Caucasians across Russia and it threw me till I read up on it.
21 posted on 08/12/2010 11:40:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Cheetahcat

Upset about his mortgage or Obamacare?


22 posted on 08/12/2010 11:40:29 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Big Bureaucracy

>>The Russian media report he is an Arab with a green card. They spell his name Elias Abu Al-Azam.<<

OK, then, number 3: What kind of Amish parents would give their son a name like Abu Al-Azam?


23 posted on 08/12/2010 11:41:02 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: OldDeckHand

Israeli media is reporting his name is Elias Abu El-Azam. A Christian Arab from a small, predominantly Christian town in the city of Ramle in the south of Israel.


24 posted on 08/12/2010 11:41:33 AM PDT by kress
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Israeli Haaretz spells his name: Elias Abuelazam, 33,

Israeli media reported that Abuelazam, an Israeli citizen and former resident of Ramle, recently visited Israel, but has been living in the U.S. legally.


25 posted on 08/12/2010 11:42:49 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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To: jazminerose

“Upset about his mortgage or Obamacare?”

Maybe it was the Racist Blacks that drove him over the edge.


26 posted on 08/12/2010 11:43:27 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: OldDeckHand

I, as well as most Israelis, knew it was an Arab from the first report.

Arabs do this all the time, to Jews as well as each other in Israel and all over the world.

There is something about Muslims and knives. I guess it makes murder more personal for them or something.


27 posted on 08/12/2010 11:49:37 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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28 posted on 08/12/2010 11:50:42 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: LdSentinal
Please do not us the word teabagger even when ascribing it to the liberal media. It just perpetuates the use.

Thanks

29 posted on 08/12/2010 11:59:00 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: sinanju

Here’s a linky to the WaPo story: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/update-on-the-news/man-in-custody-in-serial-killi.html


30 posted on 08/12/2010 12:01:03 PM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: sinanju

So, we find out he’s an Arab. This story will disappear faster than a doughnut in a police station break room..............


31 posted on 08/12/2010 12:23:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: kress

Here’s another article with more info about Abu El Azam.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3935338,00.html

Wikipedia shows Ramla to be 80% Jewish and 20% Arab(16% Muslim and 4% Christian) as of 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramla#Demographics


32 posted on 08/12/2010 12:40:49 PM PDT by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: Cheetahcat

Like that dude in Connecticut - the racists took him down for stealing beer...what next?


33 posted on 08/12/2010 12:41:29 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: OldDeckHand

/mark


34 posted on 08/12/2010 12:44:11 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32 frwv Apres moi le deluge)
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