See also by James Fulford: Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome Update: 556 Killed, Over 1500 Wounded In North America Alone As Of June 30, 2016 (And We’re Not Counting 9/11)
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VDARE.com began tracking Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome in 2007, after the Virginia Tech Massacre (perp: a Korean immigrant, Seung-Hui Cho, above). We define Immigrant Mass Murder as
A murder committed in America, by an immigrant—or member of an immigrant community.
But in any case, it’s a murder that would never have happened in America, but for mass, non-traditional immigration.
Note that, with this definition, we are scrupulously trying to exclude mass murderers who are just visiting—like, most controversially, the 9/11 hijackers, most of whom were abusing tourist visas. (This caused the fanatical immigration enthusiasts at the Wall Street Journal to crow that 9/11 wasn’t an immigration problem—ignoring that it was still a Border Security problem [Immigrants and Terrorists | So Atta got his visa. That's no reason to kick out Mexican workers. WSJ, March 18, 2002]).
On the other hand, after some thought, we do include some American-born children of immigrants such as Major Nidal Hassan, born to Jordanian immigrant parents, perpetrator of the 2010 Fort Hood Massacre. This is a question of judgment, but in several cases, for example the 2015 San Bernardino Massacre, the perpetrators actually include both immigrants and “immigrant-stock” American-born.
A further methodological complication: immigrants who attempt mass murder but fail. For example: the Jamaican (Home Depot employee Calvin Esdaile, Jr. ) who killed only one person, plus himself, after bursting into his workplace with a gun; Faisal Mohammed, who stabbed four people before being shot by a police officer, but all survived; Mehrdad Dashti, a 30-year-old Iranian, took 33 hostages in a popular bar near UC Berkeley in 1990. He killed one and wounded seven before police stormed the building and shot him dead. He was described as hating blond-haired people generally and women in particular. Reports differ about whether the blond women hostages were sexually abused. (Note how this unknown incident presages the Elliot Rodger shooting by a Eurasian gunman at UCSB who targeted blonde sorority girls.).
We list some such attempts here, but of course they do not impact the death toll…greatly.
We also exclude from our total the Immigrant Mass Murders committed outside the U.S. and Canada. But major cases are cited in our list to further illustrate the magnitude of this growing First-World problem.
Immigrant Mass Murder clearly constitutes A Trend, and under normal circumstances would be celebrated as such by the Main Stream Media. For example, the far less serious phenomenon of murders by U.S. Postal Service workers has given birth to the pop-cult phrase “going postal” and even has its own Wikipedia entry.
But these are not normal times. The American Left is engaged in a systematic and clearly conscious effort to suppress bad news about the post-1965 immigration disaster until it has succeeded in swamping the Historic American Nation and Electing A New People. Thus when a Vietnamese father murders his four children by throwing them off an Alabama bridge, the news stories will say "Alabama Man".
Finding out that the killer in a mass murder is an immigrant typically requires detective work—often involving reading the foreign press, which is less inhibited and positively interested in news of its emigrants. Sometimes the truth only comes out much later, perhaps at trials. [2 charged with murder in deaths of 6 family members in Chicago, By Emanuella Grinberg and Sheena Jones, CNN, May 20, 2016]. And sometimes it never comes out at all.
This is related to the MSM policy of “not reporting race.” Because the MSM Political Correctness enforcers are obsessed with “racism,” they’ve decided not to say anything bad about immigrants, no matter how badly they act, but always to highlight anything that can make the immigrants look like victims.
Absurdly, it is quite common to see immigrant-on-immigrant crime headlines that look like this: “Man sentenced for brutal rape and murder of 23-year-old Chinese immigrant.” [ABCNY, April 27, 2011] That was the murder of Yu Yao by Carlos Cruz in Queens, NY. Both victim and killer were immigrants: Cruz was a Mexican illegal, and Yao was a legally present Chinese.
The headline could equally have read “Immigrant Sentenced For The Brutal Rape And Murder Of Queens Woman.” But it never does.
Conversely, the MSM never has any problem with raising a “moral panic” about the guns used in Immigrant Mass Murders, or for that matter, a moral panic about “racism” or “nativism” in response to the rare similar crimes committed by white people.
Indeed, there is a vigorous effort to maintain the meme that white men commit most mass murders, although it is quite plainly a lie. See Jezebel: “Have You Noticed That White Dudes Keep Mass Murdering People?” No, We've Noticed You Promoting It.
Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome is also related to:
- Sudden Jihad Syndrome. Terrorism scholar Daniel Pipes has some success in establishing in the MSM the term “Sudden Jihad Syndrome", describing the phenomenon "whereby normal-appearing Muslims abruptly become violent." In many cases, “Sudden Jihad Syndrome” is a subset of Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome, to which, mysteriously, the MSM seems much more resistant.
- Disgruntled Minority Massacre Tracking “Disgruntled Minority Massacres,” whereby a minority “disgruntled employee” goes on a workplace rampage, is another of VDARE.com’s public services. Most cases involve American blacks, but some involve immigrants and are therefore eligible for inclusion in both categories.
Notice, finally, that mass murder is not a job that Americans won’t do. America has plenty of home-grown killers. In fact, that's the point. We've already had too many Americans mass murdering. Consequently, we don't need to import murderers from abroad.
Why are there so many Immigrant Mass Murders? Like Sir Isaac Newton, we make no hypotheses: we simply offer the facts.
But some patterns clearly offer themselves:
It is now indisputable that mass Muslim immigration is incompatible with Western society. It should be halted, and the Muslim communities that have established themselves expelled.
Since East Asian immigrants are generally (not always) relatively less violent, it is striking how many have been involved with Immigrant Mass Murder in the U.S. Interestingly, the term “running amok” is Malay in origin and there have been instances dating back centuries. Perhaps it has been imported along with the work ethic.
- Immigration just IS stressful
American immigration enthusiasts generally disregard the personal costs involved. But as, Brenda Walker wrote thoughtfully in her discussion of the 2009 Binghamton Massacre (perp: Vietnamese immigrant Jiverly Wong):
Psychology informs us that even positive change can be highly stressful. Leaving home to attend college, for example, is simultaneously exhilarating and frightening….In a similar way, immigrating to a completely foreign culture is a vastly more disorienting experience, where the possibility for failure is real and life-affecting. Remarkably, many foreigners come to this country with no knowledge of English or understanding of how the society works, yet expect to find jobs, navigate a complex modern culture and somehow achieve the American Dream of deluxe home, trophy children and other bragging rights to impress the homies.
Some immigrants regret their choice, and either return to their home country or wish they could. Mexicans and others nearby can easily scoot back, and some do when the economic weather clouds up.It's a tough slog, even in a good economy, and we are far from prosperity these days. Immigrants can feel more on the edge when money is harder to acquire. They may have unrealistically fantasized a brilliant success, but are barely making ends meet. Frustration and anger can result when a personal Gold Mountain does not materialize.
An immigrant, usually a father, killing his whole family because of some kind of rage or despair. Some are criminals killing other criminals, some are home invasions, some are primitive family feuds that come from the importation of people from premodern cultures. One man from India had a daughter who married another Indian—but of the wrong caste. The father set his daughter, son-in-law, and 7-year-old grandson on fire.
Once again, Asians appear to be especially vulnerable.
Immigration enthusiasts constantly congratulate themselves on their nobility. Tragically, however, they are clearly luring at least some immigrants to their doom.
Our Immigrant Mass Murder list is necessarily a work in progress. Immigrant mass murders occur regularly, and we keep finding ones we didn’t know about. Please help us update it by emailing James Fulford.
Note that our total does not count the perps.
VDARE.com’s Immigrant Mass Murder List (Updated 2023, a total of 761 dead in 111 incidents)
- 2023 Zhao Chunli, China—a farmworker arrested for killing 7 other farmworkers, also Chinese, in San Mateo County, CA.
- 2023 Huu Can Tran, killed 11 in Chinese New Year shooting.
- 2022 Wu Chen, China, killed 4 on a legal Oklahoma pot farm. The victims were also Chinese immigrants, who spoke no English.
- 2022 Khosay Sharifi, killed 3 male relatives and herself.
- 2022 Raïssa Kengne, Cameroon. Killed 2, wounded one, all white men she alleged were discriminating against her.
- 2022 José Paulino Pascual-Reyes, Mexico, killed 3, one of them a small child, and dismembered two of his victims. He then held a 12-year-old girl prisoner, but she escaped, leading to his arrest.
- 2021 Uk Thang, killed 1 but 15 injured. Collierville Krogers shooting.
- 2021 Jafar Afshar, Middle East, 3, Familicide—set a fire that killed himself, his son, and two small grandchildren.
- 2021Farbin Towhid and Farhan Towhid, Bangladesh, 4 plus themselves. Two Bangladeshi teens did a murder-suicide pact, wiping out their whole family.
- 2021 Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, Mexico, 4—later committed to a mental hospital rather than being punished.
- 2021 Al Aliwi Alissa, Syria—killed 10 white people in a Boulder supermarket (Muslim).
- 2021 Ali F. Elmezayen, Egypt, Familicide, 2—apparently killed his two sons for the insurance.
- 2020 Luis Vasquez, Dominican, 0, stopped by police, but had multiple guns, rope, and gasoline can.
- 2020 Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia, Mexico, killed 3, wounded 2, repeatedly deported.
- 2020 Jose Luis Torres Garcia, Mexico—3, gang killings.
- 2019 Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, Saudi Arabia, killed 3, wounded 6, at Pensacola, where he was undergoing pilot training. Jihad.
- 2019 6 Hmong gang members, killed 4 Hmong immigrants, wounded 6.
- 2019 Yonathan Tedla, Ethiopia, 2—killed white wife and their daughter, Familicide.
- 2019 Randy Rodriguez Santos, Dominican Republic, beat 4 homeless men to death with a pipe.
- 2019 Shankar Nagappa Hangud, ”East Indian” allegedly killed 4. Brought one body to police station. Familicide.
- 2019 Krysztof Marek, Poland, allegedly killed 5, ”Dunning Massacre.”
- 2019 Gurpreet Singh, India, allegedly killed 4, Familicide. Sikh.
- 2019 Billy Chemirmir, Kenya, allegedly killed 12, possibly more. Serial killer of elderly white women.
- 2019 Chandrasekhar Sunkara, India, killed 3, Familicide.
- 2019 Chi Dinh Ta, Vietnam, killed 4 in-laws, apparently because of ”visa jealousy.”
- 2019 Wilbur Martinez- Guzman, Salvadorean—killed 4, three white men and one white woman.
- 2019 Javier Casarez, Mexico—killed 5, domestic violence.
- 2018 Ramon Escobar, Salvadorean—killed (allegedly) 6, four homeless men and his aunt and uncle, wounded 8
- 2018 Abadi Gedregziber, mass stabbing. Killed 4.
- 2018 Nasim Aghdam, Iranian. YouTube. Wounded 3.
- 2018 Albert Wong, Chinese-American. Killed 3 white women.
- 2017 Andrade Chacon, Mexico, killed 3, Familicide.
- 2017 Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, Uzbek. Diversity Visa collateral, killed 8, wounded 12. (Jihad.)
- 2017 Emanuel Kidega, Sudanese refugee, attempted murder at Tennessee Church, killed 1, wounded 6.
- 2017 Bampumim Teixeira , Cape Verdean legal permanent resident, killed 2 doctors.
- 2017 Isabel Martinez, Spanish-speaking illegal, killed 5, wounded 1.
- 2017 Henry Bello, Nigerian ”doctor” who shot up Bronx hospital, killed 1, wounded 6.
- 2017 Salvador Vasquez-Oliva, Salvadorean, killed 4 in Sacramento.
- 2017 Ali Zafar, Pakistani, killed 3, wounded 1 in Escondido, CA. Deceased were family members—a dispute over money.
- 2017 Nengmy Vang, Hmong gunman, kills 4 whites in Wisconsin. (The second such incident in Wisconsin, the previous one was in 2002.)
- 2017 Esteban Santiago, Puerto Rican Florida airport shooter, killed 5, wounded 6.
- 2016 Abdul Razak Ali Artan, Somali Muslim with Sudden Jihad syndrome, rammed Ohio State students with a car, then leapt out and started stabbing. 0 dead, 11 injured.
- 2016 Getachew Fekede, Kenyan refugee, shot up workplace, killing 1, injuring 5.
- 2016 Mowayne McKay & Diego Reid, arrested in Jamaican gang fight, 3 dead, 12 wounded.
- 2016 Silvestre Franco Luviano, Mexican illegal, shooting spree, 2 killed, 5 wounded.
- 2016 Johnny Josue Sanchez, Honduran illegal, burned 5 people alive in arson.
- 2016 Arcan Cetin, Turkish immigrant, 5 killed.
- 2016 Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, Mexican illegal (ICE failed to deport him), 5 killed.
- 2016 Omar Mateen, America (Afghani Muslim)—killed 49 people and wounded 53 in an Orlando nightclub.
- 2016 Mainak Sarkar, Bengal, India—killed 2, his American-born white wife and a white professor.
- 2016 Syed Farook, American-born Muslim, Tashfeen Malik, Pakistan—killed 14, wounded 17 in San Bernardino.
- 2016 Faisal Mohammed, American-born Muslim—wounded 4 in campus stabbing.
- 2015 Chris Harper-Mercer, born U.K., mixed race—killed 9 and wounded 7 in Oregon mass shooting.
- 2015 Brian Omar Hyde, born Belize—killed 3 members of his own family.
- 2015 Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, Kuwait—killed 5, wounded 2 in 2015 Chattanooga shootings.
- 2015 Daron Dylon Wint, Guyana—killed 4: employer, his employer’s wife, their ten-year-old child, and their Salvadorean housekeeper.
- 2015 Eh Lar Doh Htoo, Burma. 18-year-old refugee stabbed to death 3 young boys, also Burmese.
- 2015 Calvin Esdaile, Jr., Jamaican employee—killed 1 and, wounded 1 after being fired.
- 2015 Jonathan Camacho, Mexico—killed 4—wife and three kids under four— by setting fire to the shed they lived in.
- 2013 Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Chechnya—killed 4, injured 280.
- 2013 Aaron Alexis, Queens, NY (Barbadian)—killed 12, injured 8.
- 2013 Pedro Vargas, Cuba—killed 6 in Hialeah, Florida.
- 2012 Bin Thai Luc, Vietnam—killed 5. Blunt force trauma—i.e., no guns.
- 2012 One Goh, Korea—killed 7. Oikos University shooting.
- 2011 Dr. Louis Chen, gay Taiwanese immigrant, killed 2: white partner, 2 year-old surrogate-born child.
- 2011 Tan Do, Vietnam—killed 5 (Familicide).
- 2011 Kesler Dufrene, Haiti—killed 3 in a home invasion, house selected at random.
- 2011 Muziwokuthula Madonda, South Africa, pled to murdering 2, confessed to killing at least 4 in serial spree, but confession thrown out for “Warren Court” reasons.
- 2011 Omar Mohamed Kalmio, Somali—killed 4.
- 2011 Eduardo Sencion, Mexico—killed 5 National Guardsmen at an IHOP—also killed one woman. Shooting.
- 2011 Itzcoatl Ocampo, Mexico—killed 6. Serial killer, homeless white victims.
- 2011 Abdulaziz Ibrahim, Ethiopia—killed 4, wounded 2 (Familicide).
- 2010 Richard Anderson, Aston Johnson, and Andrew Wright, Jamaica—killed 3 in upstate New York.
- 2010 Akouch Kashoual, Egypt, wounded 3, killed self—fail!
- 2010 Chhouy Harm, Cambodia—killed 3, wounded 1 (Familicide).
- 2009 Mesac Damas, Haiti—killed 6 (Familicide).
- 2009 John Chong, Korea—killed 1, wounded 3. Korean Retreat Center Shooting.
- 2009 Abel Loredo, Cuba—killed 4 (Familicide).
- 2009 Marcos Gonzalez Chavez, Mexico—killed 4 in the ”Mayberry” Shootings, in Mt. Airy, NC.
- 2009 Devan Kalathat, India—killed 4, wounded 1 (Familicide).
- 2009 Jiverly Voong, Vietnam—killed 13, wounded 4. Binghamton Massacre.
- 2009 Nidal Hassan, Virginia (parents Jordanian)—killed 13, wounded 30. Fort Hood Massacre. Jihad.
- 2008 Subhash Chander, India convicted for murdering 3, daughter, son-in-law, and their 7-year-old.
- 2008 Lam Luong, Vietnam—killed his 4 children by throwing them off an Alabama bridge.
- 2008 Jing Hua Wu—killed 3 in Workplace.
- 2007 Sulejman Talovic, Bosnia (Muslim)—killed 5, wounded 4 in Salt Lake City. Jihad.
- 2007 Seung-Hui Cho, Korea—killed 32, wounded 25 Virginia Tech Murder. School shooting.
- 2006 Angelica Alvarez, Mexico—killed 4 (Familicide).
- 2006 Naveed Haq, America (Pakistani Muslim), killed 1, wounded 5.
- 2006 Said Biyad, Somalia—killed 4, wounded 1 (Familicide).
- 2004 Chai Vang, Cambodia—killed 8. Hmong Hunting Murders.
- 2003 Salvador Tapia, Mexico—killed 6. Chicago Warehouse Shootings. Workplace.
- 2002 Lee Malvo, Jamaica—killed 10, wounded 3. Beltway Sniper. Jihad.
- 2002 Peter Odighizuwa, Nigeria—killed 3, wounded 3. Appalachian School Of Law.
- 2001 Nikolay Soltys, Ukraine—killed 6 (Familicide).
- 2000 Jihad Hassan Moukalled, Lebanon—killed 4 (Familicide).
- 1999 Kao Xiong, Cambodia—killed 5 (Familicide).
- 1997 Ali Hassan Abu Kamal, Gaza—killed 1, wounded 6 Empire State Building. Jihad.
- 1996 Vijay Mark Chahal, Punjab—killed 9 (estranged ex-wife, her new bridegroom, seven family members). Sikh.
- 1993 Ramzi Yousef, Kuwait—killed 6, wounded 1000. First World Trade Center Attack.
- 1993 Mir Aimal Kansi, Pakistan—killed 2, wounded 3. Attack on CIA headquarters. Jihad.
- 1993 Gian Luigi Ferri, Ethiopia—killed 8, wounded 6. Italian colonial from Ethiopia.
- 1993 Colin Ferguson, Jamaica—killed 6, wounded 19. Long Island Railroad Killer.
- 1992 Wayne Lo, Taiwan—killed 2, wounded 4. School shooting at Simon’s Rock College of Bard.
- 1991 Gang Lu, China—killed 5, wounded 1. School shooting at the University of Iowa.
- 1990 Julio Gonzalez, Cuba—killed 87. Happy Land Arson. Mariel Boatlift.
- 1987 David Burke, Britain (Jamaican)—killed 43 by deliberately crashing PSA Flight 1771.
- 1986-1997 Angel Resendez , Mexico—killed between 9-15. Railway Killer.
- 1984 Abdelkrim Belachheb, Morocco—killed 6, wounded 1. Dallas Nightclub Murders.
- 1983 Kwan Fai Mak, Wai Chiu Ng, and Keung Kin Ng, Vietnam—killed 13, wounded 1. Wah Mee massacre.
- 1982 Humberto de la Torre, Mexico—killed 25. Dorothy Mae Apartment Hotel Fire.
- 1974 Dale Pierre, Trinidad—killed 4 Utah Hi-Fi Shop. Black-on-white torture murders.
- 1971 Juan Corona, Mexico—killed at least 25 Mexicans and Mexican Americans with a machete.
- 1964 Francisco Paula Gonzales, Philippines—killed 44 by shooting pilot of Pacific Air Lines Flight 773.
- 1914 Julian Carlton, Barbados—killed 7 people while working as a cook for Frank Lloyd Wright.