Akayed Ullah: The man from Brooklyn

Lone-wolf.

Local-man.

Brooklyn resident.

These are the terms that have been used to describe the man who tried to blow up and kill potentially hundreds in New York city today.

At the very moment that Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo were speaking at a press conference on the streets of New York, Sky News was naming the botched Bomber as Akayed Ullah; a 27 year old Bangladeshi who had been living in Brooklyn for the last 7 years.

Sky News told it exactly like it was.

And that’s the only way it should be.

Enough now. Enough of this bullsh*t.

Enough of this idea that the identity of the perpetrator of acts like this should be shielded from us for as long as possible.

We’re not stupid.

Tell it like it is CNN, New York Post, Mayors’ Office, Governor Cuomo.

Let us know who these people are straight away.

I know it embarrasses you lot when it turns out NOT to be a White Nationalist committing these acts.

That doesn’t mean you have to deny the (mostly) inevitable.

 

RANT OVER

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Heather Heyer – a needless death

No matter your views on why the Charlottesville rally happened or who was to blame for the violence, there’s one thing that we know for certain.

Heather Heyer was murdered because she had different beliefs than her killer.

Heather went to Charlottesville to counter-protest the White Nationalists who themselves, were protesting the removal of a Robert E Lee statue.

And now she is dead.

A scumbag, detestable, White Nationalist moron ran his car through a crowd in the deliberate act of aiming to kill people he didn’t agree with.

And he succeeded.

White Nationalists, and any other group of people who use their race and beliefs as an excuse to hate others and espouse theirs views on other people are the lowest form of scum that exist. For there to still be racist people in this day and age, the 21st century, is beyond my comprehension.

It really is time for this to stop.

Two sets of beliefs came together on the day of Heather’s death-

Heather believed that people should come together and fight injustice and racism.

James Fields Jr. believed that he had the moral right to kill somebody that didn’t believe the same principles as himself.

You can disagree with somebody all you like, but to kill somebody because they don’t believe the same things as you is abhorrent. I’d like to think that everybody else agrees with that.

The sad thing is I don’t think they do.

Heather Heyer’s death was needless

And that is why a line needs to be drawn and people, no matter your political affiliation, need to unite and put a stop to this entire “It’s your fault”/”No, it’s your fault” rhetoric that is threatening to divide the entire world.

Her last social media post was this –

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”

Nazis, White Supremacist, Racial discriminators –

Pay attention – we are ALL outraged.