Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia (originally from Egypt)
Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering
Student since fall 2006
For those of you living on another planet there was an “incident” at Virginia Tech. A student shot 32 fellow students before taking his own life. One of those victims happens to be an Egyptian PhD engineering student.
In a videotaped message mailed to NBC, Cho (the assailant) said Monday’s massacre could have been avoided.
“You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option,” he said.
You could read all about this on CNN or wherever, you could even watch videos of the murderer talking about how they forced him etc..
Just thinking how different headlines would have been, had it been our young engineer caught with the gun in his hand. Willing to bet the word “terrorism” would be splattered all over the news headlines. Any takers?
Finally, could you all kindly say a prayer for all those who died. Say the prayer to whatever God you believe in, in whatever language you pray in, but please light a candle or whisper a prayer. Thanks.