Monday, October 26, 2009
I sometimes visit Al Jazeera News to see what they have going on. They generally have some pretty interesting articles (Even if most focus on terrorism). Today, they have the follow up article to the stabbing of an Egyptian woman at a trial by a Russian man (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/10/20091026979199891.html). At the time the women was 3 months pregnant with her second child.
To make a long story short this guy came into court 200 days into a trial and stabbed this women. Al Jazeera has nicknamed her the "veil martyr" stating the defendant Alex W. stabbed her out of hatred for her being from a different culture. I find this quite funny seeing as he stated this as his reason yet he is a Russian-born man living in Germany. If he was doing this for the love of the mother country to keep out the impure races then why is he there even? He is not German, he has not right to stab people because they are not German.
I think it comes down to the fact he is a racist against the Muslim culture. It had nothing to do with her being Egyptian. It was the fact she was wearing the veil and clothing of a proper Muslim women. The media creates a fear and hatred of the Muslim Culture which was been present in Europe and Asia since before the Middle Ages. It has nothing really to do with her nationality or even her culture. It is an inbred hatred for the unknown.