This man may not be ISIS, but he is a terrorist none-the-less. His stabbings were ‘justified’ and for a better cause in his head. When arrested, he handed over a bag full of knives.
The man suspected of a mass stabbing at a facility for the disabled that left at least 19 dead and at least 25 wounded was hospitalised earlier this year after he said he would kill disabled people if the government approved.
Satoshi Uematsu was “involuntarily committed” to hospital on 19 February, when police in the town of Tsukui contacted him after he tried to hand a letter to the speaker of the lower house of Japan’s parliament.
Uematsu, 26, told police he would kill many severely disabled people if the national government approved such an action, a city official told Reuters.
In the letter, he advocated euthanasia for disabled people.
“My goal is a world in which, in cases where it is difficult for the severely disabled to live at home and be socially active, they can be euthanised with the consent of their guardians,” he wrote, according to Japanese broadcaster NTV.
He also boasted he had the ability to kill 470 disabled people in what he called was “a revolution,” and outlined an attack on two facilities, after which he said he will turn himself in.
He asked to be judged innocent on grounds of insanity, be given 500 million yen ($5 million) in aid and plastic surgery so he could lead a normal life afterward.
He was discharged on 2 March after a doctor deemed his condition had improved, the official added.