Is it a coincidence that within the month of August, two schools in Middle Tennessee have had incidents regarding Middle Eastern males on school properties? On August 4 at 6:10 am two Middle Eastern men were observed driving on the Trevecca Nazarene University campus. Upon a check of their license plate, security learned the registered owner was on a terrorist watch list.
On August 27, two Middle Eastern males drove to a soccer field at Riverdale High School in Rutherford County where they fired a pellet gun while parents and students stood watching the game. A police officer pursued the vehicle which was stopped on the same street the two men lived on, less than one mile from the school. Both men are out on $25.000 bond.
Mohamad Nasoah Al-Dahan and Khaled Mahfouz say they are 21 years old. Al-Dahan is the owner of the Magnolia Street address. (Yes, most 21 year old students own their own homes, and go shooting a pellet gun at strangers for fun.)
*correction* It has come to our attention, Al Dahan himself does not own property on Magnolia, but rather family does.
While the motive behind both incidents remains to be determined, perhaps we all should be taking incidents like this seriously. The problem is most people that either read the news or heard it on local media were led to believe they were just MTSU ( Middle Tennessee State University) “students”. The majority never mentioned Middle Eastern men. And yes it does matter. We have been warned for months by Islamic groups from the Middle East of their intent to kill Americans on our own soil.
Two schools, one a Christian University, and the other a high school in a County that has had continuing controversy over the building of a mega mosque. Coincidence or test runs for future incidents?