by John Hawkins | March 26, 2003 10:48 pm
No, He Wasn’t “Driven” To It: I understand that parents hate to believe the worst about their kids. Because of that, I normally don’t tear into the parents for sticking up for their kids after they’ve committed some sort of atrocity. But the comments from Asan Akbar’s stepfather are over the line….
“(Asan Akbar’s) stepfather, William Bilal, who was once married to Akbar’s mother, Quran Bilal, said that his stepson was resentful toward the military and had complained several years ago that it was difficult for a black man “to make rank” in the military.
“Asan was pushed to this. We’ve got that clear,” William Bilal told WBRZ, ABCNEWS’ affiliate in Baton Rouge, La. “Everybody’s got a breaking point, to put it that way. Everybody’s got a breaking point. If he did this, he was driven.”
First off, I guess I could point out the fact that people who are “resentful toward the military,” are “reprimanded for insubordination,” & who are so out of it that they’re afraid the military will imprison them because they’re Muslims, are not very likely “to make rank”. To ignore all of that and cry “racism” is pathetic in and of itself.
But, what really offended me was this comment,
“Everybody’s got a breaking point, to put it that way. Everybody’s got a breaking point. If he did this, he was driven.”
He was “driven” to do this? To try to murder 16 of his officers? So what did the do to this guy that drove him to scream “You guys are coming into our countries, and you’re going to rape our women and kill our children” and started tossing grenades around?
To try to portray scum like Akbar as some sort of victim of the people he tried to murder is beyond the pale, even coming from his own step-father and I’m glad to see that there are other people besides me saying that.
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