UC Merced Stabber Identified as: Faisal Mohammad – Authorities Say “Motive Unclear”

Knife Jihad

The UC Merced student who wounded four people in a stabbing spree at the campus has been identified as Faisal Mohammad, a freshman student from Santa Clara.

Merced Couty Sheriff Vern Warnke confirmed the identity of the 18-year-old Computer Science and Engineering major to the Sun-Star early Thursday.

Mohammad was shot and killed by UC Merced police just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning as he ran from the two-story classroom building where investigators said his violent spree began.

Warnke said investigators, including the FBI, were still trying to determine the motive for Mohammad’s attack, which wounded two students, a female student advisor and a construction worker who was on campus for a remodeling project. The four suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

As of Thursday morning, one student remained hospitalized but was expected to recover and the other student was released after being treated, according to a statement from university spokeswoman Lorena Anderson. The student advisor, a member of the UC Merced staff, suffered a collapsed lung and was recovering Thursday after successful surgery, she said.

Little information about Mohammad was immediately available, other than he turned 18 in late October. The university said more details would be released at a press conference led by the sheriff’s office Thursday at 10:30 a.m.. The Sun-Star will livestream the conference on its Periscope account.

Investigators believe Mohammad was armed with a large hunting knife when he entered a second-floor classroom as class was starting Wednesday and struggled with a male student, who was stabbed.

  • Exile1981

    “Warnke said investigators, including the FBI, were still trying to determine the motive for Mohammad’s attack”

    I would say that most likely the cause was ISLAM.

    • Alain

      Yes, but they just cannot bring themselves to state the obvious.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …and yet another cRaZy m0E…

    • David Murrell

      …or as Obama would put it, a random attack by an alenated, disenfranchused youngster. /sarc.

      • mobuyus

        Maybe even one of obama’s sons placed a package on the doomed Russian flight.

      • AmicusC

        if he had a son…

  • ntt1

    could it be that 1400 years of inbreeding have distorted muslims evolution? what if sudden jihad syndrome was age triggered effect like growing wisdom teeth in normal humans?They are starting to segregate muslim prisoners from civilized thieves and murderers lets extend that to our own civilizations and segregate muslims to crapped out sandboxes that nobody cares about like the middle east.

  • WalterBannon

    So I was right. Muslims again.

    Can’t say that I am sad to hear some progressives were attacked by their muslim pet.

    If they don’t know his motives then they are still too stupid and need to be stabbed a few more times.

    • AmicusC

      if they were capable of learning they wouldn’t be progressives.

  • Martin B

    “Slay the infidels wherever you find them”? Nah, couldn’t be.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’m shocked, shocked that someone named for the founder of Islam would go on a stabbing spree.

    • Raymond Cameron

      They are lucky he did not have a clock…

      • k1962

        Good one!

      • moraywatson

        “Cool knife you have there mohammad. Want to bring it to the White House. We need more jihadists just like you to ensure that the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of islam.” (Today’s Obama mashup.)

  • k1962

    Could being a member of the Religion of Peace have played a role in him getting all stabby?

  • Dana Garcia

    Faisal probably didn’t like his classes, so what else could he do?

  • Dana Garcia

    UC Merced is more than 40% hispanic, so the diversity of the knifeman was a little surprising.


    • Alain

      Not really since the only thing that counted was that they were “infidels”.

      • Dana Garcia

        Who applies to go to the dumb campus of UC, clearly designed for the sub-average? Maybe the university figured having some inbred Muslims around might make the Mexicans feel smart.

        It’s sad to see how California’s education system has gone from the best to the worst in a few decades, as a result of immigration and bad liberal ideas.

  • Xavier

    Things are always unclear when your eyes are closed.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Amish People’s Resistance Front.

  • Nothing to do with Islam, of course. A lone-wolf workplace accident. A mentally disturbed individual.

    • AmicusC

      that’s why its not fair all the followers of that pedo prophet are mentally disturbed.

  • The EU has just announced they expect 3 million new ‘migrants’ by 2017, and they say that is a good thing. 3 million Faisal Mohammads to spice people’s lives a little.

    • Bataviawillem

      That’s a pipe dream, current influx in Germany alone 100,000 a week, that is 5,200,000 per year.

    • Xavier

      Then they will petition to have their families brought in. It’s going to get very ugly, very fast. Germany will cross the 6% mark this year and some cities will see concentrations of >10%. Those will be a harbinger of Europe’s future.

      • Blind Druid

        Yes, those are mostly able bodied young men coming in. If they each have the four wives — and then the prediction of the Imam who said “Our weapon is the wombs of our women”. Europe will be toast by 2025.

      • Yes, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The point is that the iceberg tip is getting bigger every day!

    • Alain

      That makes George Soros so happy.

  • moraywatson

    By all indications, Mohammad was slaying the infidels wherever he found them, just like allah, the quran, and his 14 century old namesake proscribe.

  • Gary

    That wasn’t a knife, he invented a Digital Clock that just looks like a knife to the islamophobic racists.
    He hoped to get gifts from Google and a trip to the White House to see Obama and put that Digital Clock through his heart.

  • jackburns

    He’s offered a good life and turns on the country that gave it to him. Nothing new. The spin will be “mentally ill”. Get well soon Faisal.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    “Frenzied attacker of roadrunners identified as Wile E. Coyote; motive remains unclear.”