Right Thinking From The Left Coast
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And Allah Smiled
by Lee

Here’s one more sign of Amerikkka’s racist subculture.

An Arizona jury convicted Frank Roque of murder in the death of a Sikh gas station owner following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Arizona Republic said a Maricopa County jury Tuesday rejected Roque’s insanity contention and convicted him of first-degree murder in the Sept. 15, 2001, shooting of Balbir Singh Sodhi.

Roque admitted to shooting the 49-year-old Indian immigrant at his service station but blamed it on mental illness and voices he heard in his head.

Prosecutors called the shooting an act of ethnic hatred rather than mental disease.

The trial moves on next to the aggravation phase, which the Republic said would determine if Roque will be eligible for the death penalty.

Now, what would you like to bet that the Eastern press gave the shooting a hell of a lot more attention than they will the subsequent conviction and possible execution?  I remember when this happened, and it just made me ill that a poor, innocent Sikh died because of some dumb bastard’s ignorance of other cultures.  (A Sikh wears a turban than is wholly different from anything worn by Arabs.) Thankfully these type of incidents post 9/11 were few and far between, and those who perpetrated these attacks will be dealth with the swift, sure hand of American justice.

Posted by Lee on 09/30/03 at 05:30 PM (Discuss this in the forums)


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