Thursday, August 12, 2010

Imagine If He Was An Illegal Alien From Mexico

A totally not-racist Israeli Arab-Christian* citizen and legal US resident was arrested at an Atlanta airport on suspicion of having stabbed 18 people, 15 of whom were black, with 5 of the victims dead.

My favorite line from the linked article comes from the suspect's mom.

"Elias, my son, is a religious, God-fearing man who always assists anyone who needs help."

* Updated to clarify that the suspect is not Jewish, as merely identifying him as an Israeli citizen might erroneously imply that he is Jewish.


Anonymous said...

from what i undestand reading the israeli papers he is a religious christian arab-israeli citizen. which is weird, cause most of the christian arabs in israel are pretty secular

Stardust said...

All too often we see family members of those who are accused of crimes say things like "he was a God-fearing man" in order to make it appear that it wasn't their fault he decided to murder a bunch of people.

tina FCD said...

This was near where I live, kind of scary.