The Viginia Tech shooter wrote “Ismail-AX” on his arm. The blogosphere is trying to divine what it means.
It could be his nickname, or a reference to the Ismael in Moby Dick or the books of Daniel Quinn (he was an English major), or the Arabic form of Ismael (which could mean Muslim or Christian radicalism), or the Hashshashin, or the sputterings of a mind diseased by violence, or something entirely different.
Using The Anagram Server on ‘Ismail Ax’ produces nothing meaningful.
We may never know what it means. If it, in fact, does…
Re the Muslim link the wingnut Right is slavering to find
The chances of a South Korean born young man having any connection to Islam is about the same as the chances of the next Baghdad suicide bomber being a Mormon.