Man attacks Army combat veteran in California, reportedly in the name of “Allah”

Army veteran Scott Alcala was the victim of a car accident in which he believes was a purposeful terrorist attack. (Facebook/Fox26 news)

A California man who drove his vehicle into an automobile driven by a veteran over the weekend said he did so in the name of Allah, as well as in protest of Donald Trump.

Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin reportedly slammed his vehicle into a car driven by Scott Alcala, an Afghan war veteran and country club employee who was headed to San Jose from Fresno to play golf with his father.

“I saw the Suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it. A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier,” Alcala said.

Fakhraldin was then approached by an off-duty police officer, who was reportedly told by Fakhraldin that he caused the crash in the name of Allah, citing his disdain for Donald Trump’s treatment of minorities as a reason for the act.

Fakhraldin went on to claim that he estimated his speed at around 200 miles per hour and that he used “psychic” powers to control the steering. A police report obtained by Fox 26 reports that the officer noted the Fakhraldin’s lack of remorse.

Since the incident, Fakhraldin has been released by the police.  However, Alcala -who served with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division and earned his Combat Infantry Badge in Afghanistan- says he thinks Fakhraldin should be locked up since the collision constitutes an act of terror.

“He was just trying to target as many people as he could,” Alcala said. “He was just trying to cause a pile up. It wasn’t me personally. It was as if someone were to throw a bomb in the middle of downtown, it’s no different, it’s the same thinking. Coming back from Afghanistan, thinking I’m on home soil I’m safe now . . . just shouldn’t have to worry about something like that, you know.”

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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