A hat tip to the indefatigable Michelle Malkin, who has a link to this incredible story from Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV.
You may remember University of Oklahoma student Joel Hinrichs III. On October 1, 2005, Hinrichs died outside the football stadium on the OU campus, when his home made bomb detonated. Now, the university has erected a memorial to Hinrichs, placing a paving stone engraved with his name outside the student union. Hinrichs' father, who lives in Denver, has offered to pay for the stone (which normally costs $150), but so far, he hasn't received a bill. In fact, the elder Hinrichs told KOCO that the university offered to have the stone placed.
Officially, the university ruled that Hinrichs' death was an "accidental suicide." However, readers will recall that Hinrichs had ties to the local Muslim community, and that at least one Norman police official believed that he intended to enter the stadium before detonating the device. It's also worth remembering that the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force took charge of the investigation only hours after Hinrichs killed himself, rather odd for a suicide case. Eventually, the agency announced that Hinrich's act was, in fact, a lone suicide, and not an act of terrorism.
But there are a number of unanswered questions about the Hinrichs case, as detailed in past posts by Michelle and Mark Tapscott, and others. Now, it seems that someone should ask who at OU had the "inspiration" to honor Mr. Hinrichs, a disturbed and dangerous young man (at best), or a potential suicide bomber (at worst). It would also be informative to know who paid for the memorial stone, since Hinrichs' father has not been billed.