As many of you know by now, there was a school shooting at Virginia Tech today killing over 30 students, and while the identity of the killer has not been released as of yet, there are rumors that the killer was Asian. Now when I hear the description Asian I think in terms of Oriental as in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc. However, there are bigots out there that want to spread rumors that this may have something to do with Muslims, and even though the evidence suggests otherwise, that is not enough to stop them from spreading their completely flawed and foolish theories. Another blog has brilliantly covered another bloggers vain attempt at polluting the minds of their readers and has called this fellow blogger out. It is important that matters such as these are covered, because all it does is further the stereotype that “Muslims are out to get us”. It creates panic and fear in those already emerged in such, which creates potential volatile situations. Even people with agenda’s need to know when to shut their mouth, especially when dealing with issues as catastrophic as this. From the brilliant blog I’m referring to:
Unfortunately, the horrific shooting rampage at Virginia Tech (240 miles from D.C.), which is now being described as the deadliest in U.S. history may have a brown angle, if only because one dangerously-deluded idiot wants it to, to further her own agenda. The death toll is up to
32 33; at least 22 28 people are injured. Tipster Hema emailed us with the following link to a blog which didn’t waste any time before shamelessly blaming “Pakis” for the tragedy (I am quoting the entire thing so you don’t have to go to Debbie Schlussel’s site— she doesn’t deserve the traffic):
Who is the “Asian” Mass Murderer at Virginia Tech?
Here’s what we know about the murderer of at least 32 students and maimer of at least 28 more at Virginia Tech, today:
* The murderer has been identified by law enforcement and media reports as “a young Asian male.”
* The Virginia Tech campus has a very large Muslim community, many of which are from Pakistan (per terrorism investigator Bill Warner).
* Pakis are considered “Asian.”
* There were 2 attacks at least half a mile apart.
* There have been at least two bomb threats to this campus in the last two weeks.
How could there be only one shooter—who was able to go a half mile away to commit a second set of shootings? Were there two and was this a coordinated terrorist attack?
So who is the shooter? What is the shooter’s nationality? What is the shooter’s religion? Waiting to find out. And wondering why the police and media are referring to the shooter as “Asian” and not by specific nationality.
If I were Asian, I’d be legitimately upset with this broad generalization of the mass murderer’s identity.
Why am I speculating that the “Asian” gunman is a Pakistani Muslim? Because law enforcement and the media strangely won’t tell us more specifically who the gunman is. Why?
And the ass-covering finale:
Even if it does not turn out that the shooter is Muslim, this is a demonstration to Muslim jihadists all over that it is extremely easy to shoot and kill multiple American college students.
She posted that about three hours ago. So far, there is no sign of a retraction (I’m not holding my breath) nor is there any indication that she might be right. I pray no one decides to indulge their inner-vigilante after reading her hate-spew. Enough people have been hurt by this nightmare.
May the memory of those students whose lives were stolen be eternal. This is just heart-breaking. I’ll update this story as it develops…
UPDATE 3: Campus police thought it was an “isolated incident”; the email warning they sent was probably too little, too late.
“You can second guess all day. We acted on the best information we had.”
At 9:29 a.m., the university sent an e-mail warning students that a gunman was on the loose and to stay indoors. At about that time, a shooter opened fire at the engineering school’s Norris Hall, killing 30 people. Several students leapt to safety from upper stories, and the gunman’s body was later found at the building, Flinchum said. [Bloomberg]
UPDATE 4: In a move which shocks absolutely no one, the recklessly racist blogger who inspired our post uses the latest information in this case (Chinese, not “Paki”) to rail against furriners coming to America for college (Thanks, Hema):
So, the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre is a Chinese national here on a student visa. And today, this alien did “the job that Americans just won’t do.”
Remember that the next time you hear President Bush and Condi Clueless waxing lyrical about how we need more foreign students in America. We do not. Remember the Mana Saleh Almanajam and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, two Saudi students in Tampa, last year, who hijacked a school bus full of kids while wearing trench coats in 90-plus degree weather?
…And remember: Just because this attacker was not Muslim, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of potential and hopeful ones among the thousands Muslim nations are sending here to “study” under Saudi King Abdullah’s scholarships.[pure crap]
I mean, why should she apologize? Because she was wrong? Pah. This is a teaching opportunity, to remind us of how evil Muslims are.