I have found a real person representing Nasim. It doesn’t explain her truly bizarre videos, but it explains that she is not a bot. I still find it hard to believe, but seems it’s true.
Apr 4, 2018
The story isn’t right. This shooter isn’t right, it’s has an Israeli signature. What is it?
The woman who allegedly shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California Police were called after a shooter opened fire and then fatally shot herself on the video sharing platform’s Silicon Valley campus on Tuesday.
Authorities identified the suspect who wounded a man and two women at YouTube’s campus in San Bruno as Nasim Aghdam, 39, a San Diego resident.
Police said a motive for the attack has not been identified and no evidence has emerged to suggest the shooter knew the victims or that individuals were specifically targeted.
However, Aghdam’s father, Ismail Aghdam, said his daughter told her family just a few weeks ago that she was “angry” with YouTube because she believed it was censoring her videos and had stopped paying her for her content. Ismail Aghdam made the comments in an interview Tuesday night with the Bay Area News Group.
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Vegan bodybuilder, singer, athlete, artist, and director are just some of the words that Nasim Aghdam used to describe herself.
But on Tuesday only one phrase was being used to describe the 39-year-old San Diego woman: YouTube shooter.
Aghdam has been identified as the suspect who opened fire outside of the company’s headquarters in San Bruno, injuring three people before killing herself.
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Aghdam had multiple YouTube channels, which featured videos ranging from ab workouts to what she claimed was the ‘first Persian TV commercial and music video regarding animal rights and veganism’.
She also had multiple Instagram pages, which Aghdam said she preferred and posted numerous graphic images of animals being mistreated.
But it appears that the bulk of Aghdam’s content, especially recently, was devoted to ranting against YouTube and its policies.
Aghdam seemed fixated on the belief that her YouTube views were sinking, posting screen grabs that showed her views had dropped by more than half in nine months.
One grab from January 15, 2016 shows Aghdam had received 182,776 views while another grab from October 14 that year showed a video had received 94,617 views.
‘There is no free speech in real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system,’ Aghdam wrote on her website.
‘Videos of targeted users are filtered and merely relegated, so that people can hardly see their videos!’
‘There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!’
Aghdam, who identified as Persian, posted videos in both English and Farsi and claimed her latter channel was being filtered by ‘close-minded YouTube employees’.
She claimed one video, which showed her doing ab exercises, was ‘age-restricted’ in an attempt to ‘reduce views and suppress and discourage’ her from making videos.
It appears that Aghdam also had a YouTube channel that was dedicated solely to jewelry
Aghdam, who referred to herself as a ‘vegan bodybuilder’, also frequently posted about animal rights and even held a funeral for her rabbit.
She seemed particularly attached to her rabbit, who died three months ago from unknown causes.
‘From a very young age I used to care about the animals and their welfare, and think about the source of meat and where it came from and I knew that the fried chicken on my dinner plate once was a beautiful yellow chick,’ she told Vegan Idea World in an article obtained by Heavy.
‘I was surprised to learn how people were so indifferent toward humanitarian issues; why harming and killing innocent animals were so normal to them.’
‘From that age I started opposing eating meat and wearing animal skin, and what my family and other people said in order to discourage me had no effect on me because I had faith that my belief was true and that meat is not a food of compassion and kindness.’
Aghdam once joined a PETA protest at Camp Pendleton to fight the Marines’ use of pigs in military-trauma training.
‘For me, animal rights equal human rights,’ she told the Los Angeles Times in 2009.
‘Just because they can’t talk doesn’t mean we should take advantage of them.’
Aghdam created a music video for a song she dubbed ‘Meat is Murder’, in which she sings about how she can ‘make meat eaters angry in a second’.
At one point she holds up a sign that says ‘dad, meat is murder’ and dances with a someone in a cow suit.
Aghdam founded a non-profit company for animal rights called Peace Thunder in 2011, but it is currently listed as ‘dissolved’ by the California business register.
She did discuss the company in a past interview with Vegan Idea World, saying that veganism was not just a diet but a ‘belief that affects all stages of life’.
‘Abusing and killing any sentient being is wrong no matter if that sentient being is a human or a dog or a sheep,’ she said.
There is a picture on Aghdam’s website of a tire, which she claims is evidence of her being attacked by ‘anti-vegan animal businesses supporting criminals’.
She claimed they were ‘trying to harm and kill me!’ because of the ‘animal rights awakening stickers on my car, America USA!’
Aghdam also posted videos of animal abuse, including a dog being boiled alive, as well as pictures of herself in evening gowns posing in front of fake painted backgrounds.
In one instance on her site Aghdam goes on a rant about dictatorships existing in ‘all countries’ and ‘destroying family values’.
In another part of the site she has reposted a video on the ‘dangers of anal sex’.
One Albert Einstein quote highlighted on her site reads: ‘The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of evil people in it, but because of people who do nothing about it.’
Aghdam shot a man and two women with a handgun when she stormed YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno on Tuesday afternoon.
Aghdam shot a man and two women with a handgun when she stormed YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno on Tuesday afternoon
Witnesses say Aghdam was wearing glasses and a scarf when she managed to walk onto the YouTube campus and open fire on employees in what now appears to be a random shooting.
Law enforcement officials had initially said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute after early indications suggested she had shot her boyfriend.
But it has since been revealed that Aghdam traveled nearly 500 miles from San Diego to reach YouTube’s headquarters.
The night before she shot up the office, Aghdam was found asleep in her car in nearby Mountain View.
The elder Aghdam told police that his daughter might be going to YouTube because she ‘hated’ the company, according to The Mercury News.
But when Mountain View police found Naghdam at 2am on Tuesday they said that ‘everything was under control’, he told the paper.
Mountain View police said they ‘made contact’ with Naghdam because her license plate matched that of a missing person in Southern California.
‘The woman confirmed her identity to us and answered subsequent questions,’ said spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
‘At the conclusion of our discussion, her family was notified that she had been located.’