Yeah – there’s no possibility of any terrorism threat here – move along, move along:
Police confirmed Wednesday that they found about a pound of sodium cyanide in a Denver hotel room where the body of a Canadian man was discovered earlier this week.
Police spokesman John White identified the white powder as sodium cyanide, the crystal form of cyanide. Fire officials say they found a bottle containing about a pound of the white powder, or between a pint and a quart by volume.
The medical examiner’s office said it is awaiting test results to determine whether cyanide killed 29-year-old Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, of Ottawa, Canada.
His body was found Monday inside Room 408 at The Burnsley Hotel, which is about four blocks from the state Capitol. White said Dirie had been dead for several days. Friends told The Ottawa Sun that he was dead six days before he was discovered.
After all he’s just a dead Canadian, right? Well…..
An online threat posted in July by a man with a similar name warned of death.
“Having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing! Kill Them , Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage (sic),!” read the posting by Abdirahman Dirie on the ‘Solmali’s for Jesus’ Blog.It was not clear if Abdirahman Dirie and Saleman Abdirahman Dirie are the same person.
But of course – therre is absolutely no suspicion that anything at all was wrong. People with a pound of cyanide are as common as fleas on a homeless dog – at least according to the spokespeople:
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting in the investigation but FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright said the incident has no apparent connection to terrorism.
Authorities have not listed Dirie’s occupation or said why he may have had cyanide. White said sodium cyanide is readily available in stores and is the main ingredient in rat poison.
Police have said Dirie’s death appears to be an isolated incident and it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the upcoming Democratic National Convention here.
The FBI said Wednesday that there’s probably no reason for them to go back to the fourth- floor room at the Burnsley Hotel, where Dirie, 29, of Canada, was found Monday.
Move along – Move along – nothing to see here.
Apparently somebody is continuing to blog under the name listed above:
Bloggers were abuzz Wednesday over a threatening posting by a man with nearly the same name as Dirie.
“Having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing! Kill Them, Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage!” read the comment by Abdirahman Dirie, on July 11.
The bloggers were discussing violence against Somali Christians, and Dirie apparently was taking the side of the Somali Muslims.
But the blogger Abdirahman Dirie was online again Wednesday, meaning it couldn’t be the same person, unless someone had taken the name as a joke.
Was there a possible connection between the death and last month’s fiery blog posting?
“We can’t comment on where the investigation might be leading us,” Wright said.
1. Yes – cyanide is something people use to kill themselves – as well as rats and other vermin.
2. Then why have they already released the body when all official sources say the cause of death is unknown?
3. And when will these guys learn to stop rushing around and the first thing out of their mouths is “no terrorism suspected”? Just how stupid are we to pretend to be here? A Somali Muslim from Canada with a bunch of cyanide – wouldn’t somebody with half a brain even have a suspicion?