FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack in Virginia

The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.

Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world, sources said.

During the Saturday stabbing, Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allah Akbar” as he attacked them with a knife, sources told ABC News.

Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random, ABC News was told.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Muslim Hulk Smash

  • Clink9

    Nothing to see here folks. Just more “mental illness”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama’s jihad proceeds apace.

  • Blacksmith

    Ah, more diversity and interfaith outreach from the religion of pieces, I am sure that pope hopey changey will have nothing to say. We know the purple lipped shit stain will invite him to the white hut soon….

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Obumboy will have to apologize in advance to the Muzzie Brotherhood for all the Islamophobia this is going to trigger.

  • ismiselemeas

    But aren’t muslims in the US much better integrated than they are every where else?