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KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: MUSLIM GOES ON STABBING SPREE AT PILOT TRUCK STOP, KILLING THREE WOMEN & INJURING A FOURTH
Maybe Idris Abdus-Salaam was simply mentally ill. Maybe he had some relationship with his victims. But we have seen many times jihadis going on stabbing sprees in Europe, and the Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“Durham truck driver killed after stabbing 3 to death at Tennessee truck stop,” WATE, April 7, 2020:
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A stabbing suspect who was shot and killed after fatally stabbing three women and hospitalizing a fourth at a Knoxville truck stop early Tuesday has been identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The deceased suspect, Idris Abdus-Salaam, 33, was a truck driver from Durham, North Carolina.
The three deceased victims were all employed at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike. They have been identified as:
Officers confronted Abdus-Salaam, who refused to drop the weapon. At some point during the encounter, one of the officers fired shots, striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pilot Company CEO Jimmy Haslam confirmed in a statement that all three victims were Pilot employees.
“Today is a difficult day for the Pilot Company family. We are devastated to confirm the loss of three team members and the injury of a guest after an act of violence at our Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, location this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we extend our deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of the victims. We are providing support and counseling to the families and our team. We are working closely with local authorities. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.”