Sunday, 28 June 2015

Seifeddine Rezgui

23 year old engineering student Seifeddine Rezgui, a 'normal' youth from a poor but respectable background walked onto a beach in Tunisia and opened fire on holidaymakers sunning themselves on the beach.

Eyewitnesses said Rezgui picked out his victims carefully, apparently sparing all Tunisians he came across, including a group of hotel workers who formed a human shield to stop him entering a building next to the one he eventually targeted.

He was laughing and relaxed during the killing spree, which went on for about half an hour, according to survivors.

An avid user of social media, his status updates prior to the New Year mostly focus on hip hop and Real Madrid but he suddenly began posting recurring messages of jihad around the time he began attending mosques controlled by radical preachers in the months leading up to Friday's attack in Sousse. It stated: 'If the love of jihad is a crime, everyone can testify that I am a criminal'

He certainly is - but at least now he's a dead criminal.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Dylann Roof

Before he opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.

21 year old Roof shot and killed nine people inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston's tourist district. Eight died at the scene; a ninth died at a hospital.

Authorities were shocked not only by the killings but that the violence occurred in a house of worship."People in prayer Wednesday evening. A ritual, a coming together, praying, worshiping God. An awful person to come in and shoot them is inexplicable," said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.

Since his arrest, Roof has been linked to a racist website expressing extremist views. A friend, when questioned, said Roof was planning a shooting spree at a school. He didn't seem to think it worth reporting. Amazingly, he was given the gun used in the shooting as a birthday present.

At the court hearing, some members of the families of the victims said they would forgive him in the true spirit of Christianity. We say the mad racist scumbag should never be forgiven for what he's done.