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  • 37 months for brother of man who 'exploded' at OU game [Joel Hinrichs]

    10/05/2007 11:48:24 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 58 replies · 1,947+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5 Oct 07 | Sara Burnett
    37 months for brother of man who 'exploded' at OU game By Sara Burnett, Rocky Mountain News October 5, 2007 A Colorado Springs man whose brother blew himself up outside an Oklahoma football game in 2005 was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today for threatening an FBI agent. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn called Thomas C. Hinrichs, who had an AK-47 assault rifle and other paramilitary gear in his car when he was arrested, "a time bomb for our community." He also said Hinrichs should have a full mental evaluation and treatment while in prison and be...
  • OU Bomber's Memorial Stone Causes Shock

    04/26/2007 3:58:12 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 42 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 04/26/2007 | Nolan Clay
    <p>NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has put outside the student union a patio stone engraved with the name of the student suicide bomber.</p> <p>"I was just kind of horrified,” said OU football fan Jenny Clemons, who spotted the stone after OU's Red-White game April 7. "I don't think he has any business being out here.”</p>
  • Brother of OU bomber charged again

    12/07/2006 6:30:04 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 31 replies · 1,195+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/06/06 | Correspondent reports
    DENVER -- The brother of a University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up outside the OU football stadium last year has been charged with threatening a second FBI agent. The additional charge against Thomas Carlisle "Tom" Hinrichs of Colorado Springs is contained in an indictment that was made public Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Denver. Hinrichs originally was charged Nov. 21 with threatening during Nov. 15-16 interrogations to assault or murder an FBI agent identified only as "Todd" in Colorado Springs. The new charge alleges that Hinrichs threatened in an Oct. 12 telephone call to "bury" William Burruel,...
  • OU bombing accidental, experts say

    03/01/2006 8:01:51 AM PST · by cashion · 90 replies · 2,638+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 1, 2006 | Jane Glenn Cannon
    NORMAN - A Norman police bomb expert said Tuesday he does not believe University of Oklahoma student Joel Henry Hinrichs III committed suicide by blowing himself up outside a packed football stadium. "I believe he accidentally blew himself up," Sgt. George Mauldin said. Mauldin said Hinrichs, 21, an engineering student, had two to three pounds of triacetone triperoxide, commonly known as TATP, in a backpack in his lap when it exploded Oct. 1. When asked if he believed Hinrichs meant to enter the stadium with the explosives, Mauldin replied, "I don't believe he intended for an explosion to occur at...
  • How Normal Is Norman?

    01/11/2006 7:27:58 PM PST · by concretebob · 96 replies · 2,064+ views ^ | 04 January 2006 | Annie Jacobsen
    Norman, Oklahoma (population 100,923), is as American heartland as it gets. So on October 1, 2005, when Joel Hinrichs III, a 21-year-old Colorado Springs, Colorado engineering student at the University of Oklahoma strapped explosives to his body and blew himself up outside the college stadium where 84,000 fans were watching a Saturday-night football game, thus earning the town the distinction as home to America's first suicide bomber, I was, well, curious. Within 24 hours of the event, three players in the unfolding story issued statements aimed at quashing rumors that the bombing was terrorist related. University President David Boren, in...

    11/29/2005 3:39:51 PM PST · by Arizona · 48 replies · 1,709+ views ^ | November 29, 2005 03:58 PM | By Michelle Malkin
    On Nov. 18, U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie K. Couch released previously sealed records related to the FBI/Joint Terrorism Task Force search of Oklahoma University bomber Joel Hinrichs' apartment, his e-mail account and nine OU computers. I obtained the nearly 350 pages of unsealed court documents just before Thanksgiving last week and reviewed them over the weekend (a big thank you to Cheryl in Judge Couch's office and TaraLeigh Teupker of Business Courier Service of Oklahoma City for their prompt responses and assistance). It would have been nice if an MSM outlet with boundless time, resources, and manpower--say, CBS News--had made...
  • Close call, but fun for all

    10/23/2005 2:06:03 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 11 replies · 744+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | October 23, 2005 | James S. Tyree
    Published: October 23, 2005 02:11 am Close call, but fun for all • Security fears, narrow win don’t dampen OU’s Homecoming festivities By James S. Tyree Transcript Staff Writer Excerpt--from the middle of the story: A cloud of caution hung over the day’s festivities. In OU’s first home football game since the Oct. 1 fatal bombing on South Oval, everyone entering the stadium received written notices of what to do in case of emergency, and bags were checked more thoroughly. The university also showed a pregame video presentation with OU president David Boren and athletics director Joe Castiglione explaining emergency...
  • Bloggers and Local TV Speculate about Oklahoma Student’s Suicide

    10/19/2005 4:18:38 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 228+ views
    AACRAO ^ | 10/19/05 | Jessica Snyder
    When a junior at the University of Oklahoma blew himself up outside a packed football stadium, the news coverage was minimal. Bloggers and local news agencies, however, took up the research into the young man’s background, and concluded – quite falsely, according to the FBI and his family– that the details pointed to Islamic terrorism. According to the Wall Street Journal, several facts led them to these speculations: Joel Hinrichs III had a Pakistani roommate, their apartment was one block away from the only mosque in Norman and he had a scraggly beard. The mosque near them was the same...
  • Not the terrorist you were looking for … move along (OU Bombing)

    10/17/2005 10:54:26 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 19 replies · 2,045+ views
    Oklahoma Gazette ^ | October 12, 2005 | N/A
    Not the terrorist you were looking for … move along Flash! The FBI did not find something. They didn’t. Now will you go away? This no-shinola news flash was brought to you on the Oct. 5 front page of The Oklahoman following revelations that a guy who was not a suicide bomber appears to have blown himself up on game day at the University of Oklahoma. The case is that of Joel Henry Hinrichs III, a youth described as a brilliant but apparently-you-better-believe-it troubled young man who took what officials described as a hydrogen peroxide bomb, strapped it to his...
  • OU student left suicide message

    10/16/2005 11:02:43 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 431 replies · 9,274+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | Sun October 16, 2005 | Nolan Clay
    Sun October 16, 2005 OU student left suicide message By Nolan Clay The Oklahoman NORMAN - The University of Oklahoma student who died in an explosion Oct. 1 left a message on his computer that he was going to quit living, his father said. The FBI read the message to the father Friday, after he came to Oklahoma to clear out his son's university-owned apartment. Joel "Joe" Henry Hinrichs III, an engineering student, died when his bomb went off about 100 yards from the packed football stadium during the second quarter of OU's night game against Kansas State. Hinrichs, 21,...
  • Bad timing blamed for group's detainment

    10/13/2005 3:41:16 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 86 replies · 2,814+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | October 12, 2005 | Randy Ellis and Judy Gibbs Robinson
    Bad timing blamed for group's detainment By Randy Ellis and Judy Gibbs RobinsonThe Oklahoman NORMAN - A University of Oklahoma instructor from Egypt said he and others of foreign descent were handcuffed at gunpoint and questioned after the OU bomb blast Oct. 1, but added he is not bitter. "Not at all. I understand. They explained. But if they keep coming back -- that's something else," Hossam Barakat said. "Because I'm not guilty in any way." Barakat, 37, blames unfortunate timing. The roommate of the student killed by the explosion just happened to wander into an apartment where he...
  • Student's Suicide Sets Off Explosion Of Theories by Blogs

    10/13/2005 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 13,848+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/13/05 | RYAN CHITTUM and JOE HAGAN
    Student's Suicide Sets Off Explosion Of Theories by Blogs By RYAN CHITTUM and JOE HAGAN Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 13, 2005; Page B1 WHEN A JUNIOR at the University of Oklahoma blew himself up 100 yards away from a packed football stadium on Oct. 1, the 85,000 fans inside remained calm despite the loud explosion. But the calm has given way to anxiety, as the college town of Norman, Okla., has struggled to separate fact from fiction in the apparent suicide of Joel Henry Hinrichs III. Several bloggers have jumped to try to connect the dots...
  • Media Might Be Missing a Story and Ignoring a Terrorist

    10/12/2005 4:45:14 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 146 replies · 5,594+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 12, 2005 | Mark Davis
    Imagine a man with a bomb strapped to his body making his way into a packed football stadium, reaching his seat and blowing himself up. There would be a heavy death toll in what would be the first successful terrorist act on U.S. soil since 9-11. Jolting us back to memories of the Oklahoma City bombing, this would obviously be a massive headline in our ongoing war on terror. One would think attention would be heightened even further if such a story were to occur again in Oklahoma. Well, there's reason to believe it nearly happened, and it was indeed...
  • In Bombing At OU Stadium There Are More Questions Than Answers

    10/11/2005 6:44:58 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 141 replies · 3,846+ views
    Nebraska ^ | 10/10/2005 | Jack L Allen
    en days have passed since a 21-year-old University of Oklahoma engineering student was killed when a bomb he was carrying exploded 100 yards from the stadium where Oklahoma and Kansas State were playing football before a crowd of 84,000 – and there are still more questions than answers to exactly What? and Why? As The Oklahoman said in its October 9 edition, the explosion “left Oklahomans wondering whether it was an individual suicide or if it was intended to be an act of terrorism targeting football fans October 1.” There is evidence the student, Joel Hinrichs III of Colorado, was...
  • Student's death brings out theories, fears (Norman bomber-spin alert)

    10/09/2005 11:22:54 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 342 replies · 5,966+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Mark Hinrichs
    NORMAN - University of Oklahoma officials, the Muslim community, students and others are waiting for the FBI to connect the dots in last week's public suicide of an OU student. Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, was killed Oct. 1 in an explosion that officials say he caused not far from a packed Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. But the dots cannot be connected, at least at this point, said Stephen Sloan, a former University of Oklahoma professor who is alarmed that far-right extremist groups have taken to the Internet with conspiracy theories attempting to link the actions of Hinrichs to the Muslim...
  • University of Oklahoma Bomber -- New Information, Updated Links

    10/06/2005 11:48:06 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 71 replies · 4,821+ views
    Stingray: A blog for Salty Christians ^ | October 6, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    The mainstream media has been largely silent on the Joel H. Hinrichs III, the University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up outide the stadium hosting a football game with Kansas State University on Saturday, October 2nd. We now know that Hinrichs tried several times to enter the stadium during the first half of the game: One OU senior, Adam Smith, of Oklahoma City, however, said a stadium guard Saturday night told him "a guy had springed off" outside Gate 6 after refusing to let his backpack be searched. The Enid News writes today: There still seem to be more...
  • OKC Ch 9:OU Suicide Bomber Attempted Stadium Entry/5 Others Involved, Ticket to Algeria Found

    10/05/2005 6:03:56 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 1,434 replies · 46,575+ views
    3 videos on the right-hand video listing. Summary: Hinrichs spent time in the same Norman mosque as Moussaui Ticket to Algeria was found linking back to his Pakistani roommate 5 others possibly involved Hinrichs attempted to enter the stadium and may have had a ticket to the game
  • Authorities held, released Pakistani roommate of OU suicide bomber

    10/05/2005 10:10:11 AM PDT · by sully777 · 197 replies · 5,644+ views
    Tulsa World/AP ^ | 10/5/2005 10:39:00 AM
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The Pakistani roommate of a man authorities say died when he detonated an explosive device outside a crowded football stadium was led in handcuffs from a party shortly after Saturday's explosion, the head of an Islamic student group said. Fazal M. Cheema, a finance major, shared a university-owned apartment with Joel Hinrichs III, 21, who died Saturday when a device attached to his body exploded as he sat on a bench outside George Lynn Cross Hall. Cheema and three other Muslim students were led in handcuffs from a party by police after the blast, Ashraf Hussein,...
  • Sources ID TATP As Component Of [OU] Bomb (called 'Mother of Satan' by Islamist extremists)

    10/04/2005 8:53:21 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 105 replies · 5,144+ views
    Sources Identify TATP As Component Of Bomb TATP Same Component Used By Infamous Shoe Bomber POSTED: 9:56 pm CDT October 4, 2005 UPDATED: 10:11 pm CDT October 4, 2005 NORMAN, Okla. -- Sources confirmed Tuesday night that at least one of the components in the bomb used by Joel Henry Hinrichs III Saturday night was a product called TATP. Technically, TATP is triacetone triperoxide. However, it's called the 'Mother of Satan' by Islamist extremists. Experts say it is made by mixing common household items such as drain cleaner and bleach to create a white powder with a strong smell. It's...
  • Dad: Oklahoma student bomber wasn't politically motivated

    10/04/2005 8:47:12 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 134 replies · 2,646+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/4/05
    NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) -- The father of a University of Oklahoma student who committed suicide outside a packed football stadium using explosives said Monday his son didn't intend to harm anyone else or push a political agenda. Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, died Saturday when a device attached to his body exploded about 8 p.m. while he sat on a bench, officials said. The blast could be heard inside the stadium less than 100 yards away where more than 80,000 people attended OU's game against Kansas State. Joel Hinrichs Jr. said that his son did not leave a suicide note...