Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Man shot three times in street by racist gunman - for wearing Barack Obama T-shirt

Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere. Taking a break to recuperate (knackered, my comments might be a bit dodgy; just started Uni again and waking up at 7 after like an hrs sleep is no fun) and to catch up on reading other people's blogs which I'm extremely behind in, and other subjects that I need to read-up on, probably post the odd story over the next few days if there are any interesting in the news/entertainment and come back with a decent movie post in about a week or so.

So anyway; hopefully this isn't prophecizing a future event where it isn't just a T-Shirt that's under fire (which is something I'm sure they've got in the pipeline).

A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.

Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'.

The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.

Respect: Dube Egwuatu wearing the Obama T-shirt that provoked a racist attack

The man then left the shop but when Mr Egwuatu re-emerged, the attacker was waiting for him in broad daylight with a threatening-looking dog and holding a gun behind his back.

Realising what had sparked the increasingly violent assault, the terrified Mr Egwuatu zipped up his jacket to cover the image of Mr Obama and walked to his car.

But the shaven-headed man, who was white, followed Mr Egwuatu and after pulling open the passenger door pointed the gun at him. [Do people like that still exist today? Must be MK'd]

After pleading with the man to leave him alone, the married former street warden put the keys in the ignition and turned the engine on.

The attacker then fired the gas-powered ball-bearing pistol three times, hitting the civil servant in the face, hand and shoulder.

Fearing for his life and bleeding heavily, Mr Egwuatu raced away in his car and found somewhere safe to call for help.

He was taken to hospital and later sent to have a piece of metal removed from his jaw.

Mr Egwuatu, a data analyst with Croydon Council, said: 'The venom in his voice was frightening.

'He was telling me that he was going to kill me.

'I couldn't believe it was happening - and just because I was wearing an Obama T-shirt. He was trying to make me walk somewhere quieter, saying: 'I've got something for you,' and 'I'm going to kill you.' [There are probably thousands of potentially programmed people out there with a "Kill Obama" program just waiting to be triggered! (or not, that's not entirely serious)]

He added: 'Obama inspires me, his educational track record alone is quite unbelievable - that is why I was wearing the T-shirt.

'I did not think for one minute it could stir up such powerful feelings of hatred and I never said a word to him.' [Obama sure stokes up lots of delusional emotion doesn't he, on all sides]

Mr Egwuatu's wife, Angela, 35, said neither of them had experienced anything like it during their childhood in Nigeria.

Mrs Egwuatu, an immigration officer, said: 'At first my feelings were pure horror and now it is pure anger.

'If he had been carrying a real gun I would have been a widow. It is just ridiculous.

'I don't know how a person's mentality works. Why would a T-shirt get you to the point where you want to shoot someone.' [Obama Trigger mate]

To the untrained eye, ball-bearing guns like the one used in the attack look every bit like a real firearm.

The potentially lethal weapons are often converted by criminals to fire real bullets, and can be bought easily in high-street shops and on websites.

The Met said it was investigating the incident, which took place in South Norwood, and that police searched a nearby house which the attacker was seen going into.

No one has been arrested. [a sign of things to come?]


Michael Skaggs said...

Hey Ben!

No worries mate, get your rest, that is more important and your readers WILL understand.

Great story man, I could feel this as a creation for more racial tension, as there are many smaller type instances like this happening in the U.S. too. I think the guy is MK'd too. I had already informed friends that Palin was brought out as an obvious shift people back to Obama [because it was so obvious she was trying to win the Billary voters], so when Obama does get in with all the JFK references we've seen and weird synchs, its a possibility no doubt. After the feel good moment, execute him on t.v. just like JFK, rehashing on the hamster wheel? Pre-planned or are we stuck in this loop and others cannot see it? Perhaps!

Be well my man, get your needed rest, your readers will still be here!

Anonymous said...

Take your rest when needed.
These type of things start to wear you out after a while. Even when people aint taking them "so seriously."


Christina Georgiou said...

Here in the US, shaven-headed men that harbor violent racist views are called 'skinheads'. They even call themselves that, and they can be quite violent. Creepy, radical militant white-supremicist a**holes, in short. At one point, about 10 years ago, they were even alarmingly common, though one doesn't see so many of them now. (Possibly because a lot of them ended up in prison for similar acts here.)They were never popular, but as the phenomenon became better known, their numbers hav seemed to decrease, thankfully...

I don't think this criminal had to be MK'd (other than possibly having the peer support of other skinhead creeps, possibly online, or having been brought up with ignorant, racist views) to do what he did, usually that sort isn't so 'clever' to try to lure their victim off first, though obviously this BB gun-toting idiot was no rocket scientist.

BB and pellet guns can be quite dangerous (and there are some very high-powered ones out there), but thankfully, they rarely kill or maim. At least the attacker didn't have a 'real' gun or the ending of the story likely would have been far grimmer.

I hope Mr. Egwuatu makes a speedy recovery...and keeps wearing that Tshirt--he has every right to stand up for what he believes in!

Christina Georgiou said...

BTW, air guns, aka BB or pellet guns cannot be converted to fire real bullets...The article is mistaken...

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Anonymous said...

I seem to notice some sort of effort to make Obama criticism impossible, as you'll be labeled either conservative, racist, blabla. Geez this election bothers me infinitely more than the last two.

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