Congratulations, right-winger, your rhetoric killed a 15-year-0ld Missouri boy. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last.
In spite of the best efforts of doctors, a boy who was attacked leaving the Somali Center of Kansas City with a friend died. He was deliberately struck by a car, and the collusion severed both of this legs.
According to Kansas City’s WDAF-TV, the attacking driver was a terrorist in his 30s who reportedly targeted the boys because of their Muslim faith. The attack happened on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., as the boys were getting into a parked car. The second boy was not seriously hurt by the impact, but the deceased 15-year-old boy’s legs were severed at the scene and he lost tremendous amounts of blood. Paramedics rushed him to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where a surgical team labored in vain to save him.
Sgt. Bill Mahoney, of the Kansas City PD, told the affiliate that “It became pretty clear that this was not an accidental crash, there is a considerable amount of evidence that leads us to believe it was intentional.”
The suspect reportedly rammed the boys and a second car, and then tried to flee, but his vehicle was too badly damaged. Police said the coward tried to run on foot, but they caught up with him.
The boy’s family, along with other people at the center, told WDAF that the suspect had been threatening them for months. They reported that he waved a gun at some attendees, and told them he was going to kill them for being Muslim.
Abdul Mohamed, a man who knows the victim, told WDAF that the terrorist who carried out the attack arrived at the Somali mall, two blocks from the center, “a month or two ago.” He added that “Things got bad, they started arguing and he pulled a gun.”
The victim was reportedly the son of the current head of the Center, but his name hasn’t been revealed yet.
The hatred for Muslims — raw hatred — is reaching startling levels on the political Right. Just the other day an article crossed my dash regarding a horrifying murder in the United Arab Emirates. The attacker, dressed in a niqab and wearing gloves, murdered an American school teacher when they ambushed the woman in the bathroom. Investigators actually know very little about the attacker, but that hasn’t stopped the right wing, who were out en force shitting their collective pants in terror and screaming for everything from the banning of hijabs to the total extermination of all practicing Muslims.
To recap: a tragic murder, the likes of which happen everywhere in the world regardless of race, religion, outlook, or gender, has them screaming for the genocide of what’s almost a quarter of the world’s population. Can I call that confirmation bias, or is that giving them too much credit?
Godwin only applies to superfluous comparisons; these people are promoting genocide on the basis of culture and religion, and there are people who are acting on it. It’s time to call Nazis what they are.
You can watch the report below: