The Pompous Patronless Protégé, Ph.D. (probably not) Pending (and postulants to these posts, please be apprised at this point that that prat is pegged “the 4P” in these pages) is perennially perusing the papers in pursuit of pieces portraying the perpetration of profanations by professional primitives as proof positive of Islam’s privations in terms of peace. Though the crusades are long over, Prester John the Chickenhearted seems to think that dramatic incidents of political violence committed by a shrinkingly small but hugely dangerous few can be extrapolated to impugn the loving nature of over a fifth of the world’s people. Believe his hypothesis, and Deaconette C will believe if you do that somewhere along the line, over a fifth of something was involved.
St. Francis would agree with her, you know. Pope Francis, too, though Deaconette suspects that the 4P has little regard for the opinions of the reigning pontiff. Be that as it may, the silliness of imagining that the largest faith in the world is imminently prepared for the pyrotechnic end of anybody who is not of their particular religion ought to go without saying. But sadly, over at the darkest part of Catholicism that they call Whoa, Does Their Priest Recalcitrantly Sin! (which like the darkest part of a gothic cathedral is just the entrance, and Deaconette does here hasten her hope these Pharisaical traditionalists will someday discover the true beauty of Christianity is not its liturgy) the 4P is promoting the notion that Islam and terrorism are the same objects.
If an Allah-invoking murderer is an unimpeachably accurate analogue for all adherents of Islam (Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, please inquire on our behalf?), then, of course, a white supremacist is thus an ersatz exactitude for the ideology and morality of all people of European racial characteristics.
Apparently, they do not teach post hoc, ergo propter hoc errors at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Here is why Deaconette mentions:
Witnesses: Man Cut the Throats of Two MAX Passengers Who Tried to Stop Anti-Muslim Bullying of Women on Northeast Portland Train
The attack occurred in the Hollywood District. “He said, ‘Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here.'”
By Aaron Mesh | Published May 26 at 7:00 PM
A man riding the MAX in Northeast Portland fatally stabbed two passengers who tried to stop him from hurling racial and anti-Muslim insults at women on the train, witnesses tell WW’s news partner KATU-TV.
The suspect is currently in Portland police custody. The stabbing occurred at about 4:30 this afternoon as the light-rail train pulled into the Hollywood Transit Center.
Details of the triple stabbing, which killed two men, are still emerging. But eyewitness reports to KATU and The Oregonian indicate it was an anti-immigrant hate crime.
Witnesses told KATU’s Joe Douglass the stabbing suspect was hurling racial insults at two women with dark skin, one of whom was wearing a headdress. Two men who came to the woman’s defense had their throats slashed by the suspect, witnesses said.
Another witness says she saw two women who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent get on the train. At least one of them was wearing a headdress. The suspect was asking them questions when he got belligerent. When another bystander tried to calm him down, the man took out a knife and began stabbing people.
“He said, ‘Get off the bus, and get out of the country because you don’t pay taxes here,’ [he said he] doesn’t like Muslims, they’re criminals,” Evelin Hernandez said.
WW will update this post when police release further information.
UPDATE, 8:20 pm: At a press conference, Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson confirmed eyewitness reports that the man was verbally abusing two women, one in a hijab.
Simpson said that screed was part of a larger, unfocused rant and erratic behavior.
“It’s horrific,” Simpson said. “There’s no other way to describe it.”UPDATE, 8:45 pm: The Portland Police Bureau has issued an official statement on the double slaying. It says the man who committed the attacks was “yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions.”It also says police are still looking for the two young women, who may have been targets of the verbal abuse. Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was on the MAX train yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions. At least two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train.Witnesses described to police two young women, possibly Muslim, who were on the train at the time of the disturbance and attack, but left prior to police arrival. The young women have not been identified but one was described as wearing a hijab. Detectives would like to speak to them, and any other people who left the scene, as they may be witnesses to this incident.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, based in Washington, D.C., tonight decried the killings and asked President Donald Trump “to speak out personally against rising bigotry and acts of racial violence in America targeting Muslims and other minority groups.”The attack falls on the eve of Ramadan, the month of fasting that is among the most sacred holidays for Muslims.
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for John Zuhlsdorf. Unless, of course, the Lutherans are right and it’s already too late.