Zorkot’s “personal jihad”: Fighting rumors that he’s teh ghey

posted at 8:00 am on October 17, 2007 by Bryan

Hussein Zorkot is the guy who was arrested on Sept 8 prowling around Hemlock Park in Dearborn, MI, in dark clothes, with his face painted, and toting a shiny new AK-47. He’d posted a note on his website stating that his “personal jihad” was starting that day. The police were notified by people who saw Zorkot in the park, and according to a site called Crime Library, here’s what he told them when they arrested him:

When asked by investigators what he had been doing in Hemlock Park just before his arrest, Zorkot claimed he had been wandering around with his AK-47 hoping to be spotted. He said he wanted word to get back to his family and friends that he was a tough guy.

That’s a lot of trouble to go to to prove your toughness. But Zorkot had to do something. His own stepmother was out and about spreading rumors about him that could not be allowed to stand.

According to the source, who asked not to be identified, Hussein Zorkot, 26, claimed his stepmother had been spreading rumors about him throughout Dearborn’s large Arab population, rumors that hindered his ability to find a wife.

Although Hussein Zorkot refused to give investigators any specifics about the rumors, the source said, they may have involved allegations that he is a homosexual.

“That’s the worst thing you can be in the Arab community,” the source told Crime Library.

The police didn’t buy it that day and aren’t buying it now.

“It was a crappy answer,” the source said. “He knew it, but it was easy and he stuck to it.”

Toughness: Not proven. Stupidity: Maybe. Or maybe not. Zorkot had situated himself in Hemlock Park perfectly to carry out an actual attack.

It was dusk when witnesses spotted Zorkot carrying a rifle and walking along the railroad track that cuts diagonally across the west side of the small park. The setting sun still provided enough light to shoot by, while the creeping darkness made spotting a black-clad figure difficult. The slight rise of the railroad track offered high ground and cover, and the treeline running beside it offered concealment.

Hussein Zorkot’s 2007 Ford Explorer sat backed into a space in a nearby parking lot, positioned for a possible quick getaway and with its license plate concealed from view. The parking lot exits onto Hemlock Street, two blocks from Schaefer Road, a major north-south thoroughfare.

If his intention was to launch a sniper attack in Hemlock Park, Hussein Zorkot would have been hard pressed to find a better spot to shoot from. It offered everything a sniper needs — cover, concealment, escape.

Zorkot’s choice of clothing also suggested a desire to get away, hinting at a possible campaign of terror instead of a suicidal mass shooting.

My guess is that Zorkot is a Hezbollah wannabe who didn’t succeed for one reason or another. The ghey rumor angle is a new one, and may go down in history as one of the lamest defenses ever.


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Sometimes a gun is just a gun.

Sometimes, not.

BobH on October 17, 2007 at 8:04 AM

No, people are hating because his bust is too small.
Oops,wrong excuse…..

bbz123 on October 17, 2007 at 8:22 AM

I don’t know if “The Lamest Excuse Ever” award is in danger, but getting at last an honorable mention seems safe.

High Desert Wanderer on October 17, 2007 at 8:22 AM

Well he won’t have to worry about that label in prison.

Limerick on October 17, 2007 at 8:33 AM

It is lame, but it could be true. Nevertheless, there is every reason to suspect a terror attack, mass murder attempt, at the very least. Throw him in the pokey and throw away the key. After a few years, even his step-mother will agree he’s tough enough.

Qzsusy on October 17, 2007 at 8:34 AM

No self respecting gay guy would wear all black that early in September for a daytime event.

Jaibones on October 17, 2007 at 8:35 AM

That’s what we should do with ALL jihadis! We’ll spreas the rumor that bin Laden is gay, when they kill him we’ll say Zawahiri is gay too and work our way down from there. What the hell, we’ll claim ALL jihadis … and jihad ITSELF is gay! Then they’ll all start wackin’ each other … no, wait … um …

Tony737 on October 17, 2007 at 8:42 AM

That’s so not gay

dont taze me bro on October 17, 2007 at 9:04 AM

“It was a crappy answer,” the source said. “He knew it, but it was easy and he stuck to it.”

I was hunting… squirrel… and…

Speaking of, tell me the whole DC sniper incident wasn’t teh ghey. Mentor, my ass.

No seriously, that’s an order! MENTOR MY ASS!

saint kansas on October 17, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Sounds more like he was trolling for a gay hook-up in a Village People get-up.

Either way, he’s now screwed.

Life, for terrorism.

profitsbeard on October 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM

Why didn’t his parents just name him Hsu Sue?

andycanuck on October 17, 2007 at 11:26 AM

“That’s the worst thing you can be in the Arab community,” the source told Crime Library.

Well, at least they don’t have that problem in Iran!…

Captain Scarlet on October 17, 2007 at 11:31 AM

Debbie Schlussel has written extensively on this Dearbornistan Hezbollah Terrorist,Hussein Zorkot.

IMHO-The FBI and Homeland security are not taking this case seriously. Just go and look at his website and tell me this guy is some wannabee: Zorkot’s Website

Debbie once again has done a great service by investigating this scumbag that is not being taken seriously by Law Enforcement.Below are some of her articles on this terrorist.

Houssein Zorkot: More on Dearbornistan’s Latest Hezbollah Terrorist; Prosecutor: “Jihad Has So Many Meanings”

Detroit Newspaper Islamist, Dearbornistan Dhimmi Mayor Make Excuses for Hezbollah Terrorist

The Muslim Terrorist Doctor in My Neighborhood; Surprise! He Supports Hezbollah

As far as I am concerned, this guy is much more than a wannabee.This is exactly the kind of guy that homeland security should be investigating for ties to Hezbollah terrorist groups in Dearbornistan.

ScottyDog on October 17, 2007 at 12:07 PM

I would reckon most jihadis are latent homosexuals.

mram on October 17, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Although Hussein Zorkot refused to give investigators any specifics about the rumors, the source said, they may have involved allegations that he is a homosexual.

“That’s the worst thing you can be in the Arab community,” the source told Crime Library.

Oh BS. There’s more ghey men in Saudi Arabia than in all of Europe.

PRCalDude on October 17, 2007 at 12:26 PM

It sounds as though he’s probably lying, but it would be fun to call him gay anyway, since it would probably irritate him.

Splunge on October 17, 2007 at 5:30 PM

Indeed.

He is a failed terrorist. And gay.

And he’s going to prison.

So even if he’s not actually gay, he’ll get to experience some hot sweaty man-love.

uptight on October 17, 2007 at 6:46 PM