Georgia Tech grad student from Iran blows self up with Molotov cocktail

via Georgia Tech grad student from Iran injured by Molotov cocktail – CBS Atlanta News. h/t Lisa

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – We now know who was hurt at a midtown Atlanta apartment building Tuesday in an explosion caused by what law enforcement called a “Molotov cocktail.”

Saamer Akshabi is a graduate student from Iran, studying at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing in Atlanta.

The fire happened at about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the apartment located about a mile from Georgia Tech’s campus at 275 10th Street near Piedmont Park.

Akhshabi suffered severe burns on his hands, arms, chest and face, authorities said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body.

Atlanta Fire Rescue noticed what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail along with several other plastic bottles filled with liquid. AFR cleared the apartment and Homeland Security was notified.

SWAT cleared the apartment of any explosives and examined the liquid, identifying it as gasoline and kerosene.

The Joint Terrorism Task Force was on the scene, along with the Atlanta Police Department’s bomb squad. ATF and FBI agents also were at the scene.

Georgia Tech released the following statement Tuesday night:

“Georgia Tech is working with law enforcement to notify the victim’s family. Until that notification is made the Institute is not able to release the victim’s information. We are able to confirm a Georgia Tech graduate student was involved in an incident involving a fire in a building off of 10th street this evening. Our primary concern is to provide appropriate assistance to the victim and for his family as well as his classmates. We continue to cooperate with the investigation of incident.”

Georgia Tech has since confirmed Saamer Akshabi is the man hurt in the explosion

Law enforcement continues to investigate.

Jawa notes, Terrorist “Workplace Accident” at …. Georgia Tech?

…this would-be bomber is also a big, big fan of Obamacare. He also loves himself some gun control.

Gun control, yes: Molotov cocktail control, hell no!

He wouldn’t be the first jihadist from Georgia Tech.

9 Responses

  1. Time to stop the influx of MUSLIM students into this country! No need for us to educate these foreigners! Let them go to there own schools in their country! We already know what they are about, the destruction of our way of life! Enough of this crap!

    • Won’t happen! Moslemites mean money, big money because they pay international student rates which are very high. No self defacing institution would turn down such as cash cow.

  2. Do Muslims believe in karma? Cause it seems to be in play here…

  3. damn should have KILLED HIM!! DAMN

  4. WTF is anyone doing in our country from Iran? How on earth does the State Department grant an Iranian a student Visa? Treason!

  5. I hope he does NOT die. Better he live, and see if he can feel more than just hate. Pain works.

  6. Go to Debbie Schlussel’s site and defend her. There are Muslims threatening her over this story. I don’t care whether you like her or not. That’s not the issue.

    They’re claiming he was a wonderful person and was just trying to commit suicide and that we should shut up or be sued. He could have easily turned his apartment into a huge gas fume bomb that could have destroyed the neighborhood and killed hundreds.

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