Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Gunman" Shoots 2 Israelis in Denmark

The AP reported today on a shooting in Denmark.

A gunman shot and wounded two Israelis working at a packed central Denmark shopping mall Wednesday, police said.

Police spokesman Lars Thede said it was not immediately clear whether the Israelis were targeted because of their nationality. A video surveillance camera showed a swarthy man with a dark mustache and dark hair in his mid-20s pulling out a gun before opening fire.

"A gunman... swarthy." Nice, specific description.

"... not immediately clear whether the Israelis were targeted because of their nationality." Oh yeah? Is that right?

The men, who were selling hair care products, had been harassed by a group of youths in recent days, Denmark's Ritzau news agency said. The nature of the harassment was not immediately known. According to the B.T. newspaper's Web site, a man shouted something in a Middle Eastern language and opened fire.

Nothing to see here, folks. Just your average, run-of-the-mill Jew-shooting. Move along.

It's disgusting.


Dinah Lord said...

Will 'swarthy' become the new Asian in the mainstream media?

If it wasn't so serious it would be funny reading how these MSM types tie themselves into knots to avoid calling a Muslim spade a Muslim spade.

It is disgusting, SP.

janice said...

I wonder if the police APB went out with that same description?

"Be on the look-out for a swarthy gunman in his 20's." Yep, that's about as accurate as you're gonna get. We don't want to offend anyone now do we....

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Is "swarthy" the new pc term of choice?