[Updated With Comments From UCI Police Chief] Poster Promising Someone Will Set Themselves on Fire Sept. 29 Found At UC Irvine

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*See end of post for comments from UC Irvine Police Chief Paul Henisey.

ORIGINAL POST, Sept. 17, 1:32 p.m.A person from UC Irvine's parking and transportation department alerted campus police to an eerie poster hung up in one of the parking structures around 1 p.m. last Friday.

It's an image of an Islamic scholar from the late nineteenth century, Syed Muhammad Hussein Shah, with the Islamic mantra that reads "There is no god but the One God, and the Prophet Muhammad is God's last messenger" written on his beard in Arabic. At the top of the poster, it reads "On September 29 at noon at the UCI Campus University Center in protest of the state of the world, and in light of recent events, I will set myself on fire." The bottom indicates a Facebook page to Max Bukhari.

The page listed the owner's birthday as September 11, 2001, but as of today, Max Bukhari's page was taken down.

Campus police initiated a suspicious activity report and is currently trying to determine the culprit behind the poster. School starts in one week, so not many students are aware of the poster, says UCI communications director Cathy Lawhon.

Only one poster has been found thus far. As of now, it's uncertain whether the police department will distribute extra personnel on September 29.

Update, Sept. 17, 5:08 p.m.: UCI police chief Paul Henisey says the poster was taken down shortly after it was put up on campus. When asked whether incidents like this have occurred before, he says that "we have had many unusual or noteworthy postings over the years although nothing claiming action such as a self-immolation."

There will be extra security personnel on campus on September 29, according to him.  

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Rabbi_Pedro
Rabbi_Pedro

Hadji all grown up! What happened? Sex with Jonny Quest not what it used to be? 

maestroKHAN
maestroKHAN

More like mentally disturbed activist... smh !! Thats committing suicide, and that has nothing to do with the practice of Islam. All of these so-called 'redneck' Muslims really got the non-Muslims thinking its an actual practice of Islam... even medias. But ya, whoever is killing themselves will die in the name of Satan/Shaytan. May Yahweh-God-Allah forgive them thou.

thetequilaworms
thetequilaworms

If someone can justify lighting them self on fire, please do it.

BillxT
BillxT

So someone wants us to believe that a twelve-year-old is planning to immolate themself. We'll see, I guess.

Sammy1Am
Sammy1Am

@formu1fan Should someone schedule a fire extinguisher fight to take place at the time?

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Religion is so awesome. 

Rabbi_Pedro
Rabbi_Pedro

 @thetequilaworms But please do it on the 405 at Bristol on a friday around 4:30pm. And please wait until the news helicopters get there before you do it.

formu1fan
formu1fan

@Sammy1Am Oooo a flash mob Fire extinguisher fight!

BillxT
BillxT

 @20ftjesus

 The dogma that I don't believe is better than the dogma you don't believe. Or something like that, I get confused.

909Jeff
909Jeff

 @20ftjesus

 would it be considered bad form to show up with some bent out hangers and marshmallows?

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