Charleston SC church shooting, White supremacists must be contained
The 21-year old white supremacist who killed as many as nine people in a leading African-American church in South Carolina has been apprehended by law enforcement agencies.
Many people are saying that this must not be called a simple hate crime and that it is a terrorist attack and the person(s) behind the gruesome crime must be handled as terrorists and nothing more. They also claim that people propagating such ideas must be prosecuted and put behind bars.
It has been seen that people involved in such hate crimes, at times, find some supporters who support them in many ways, at times presenting them as heroes. But the criminal, Dylann Roof, is a criminal who must be given exemplary punishment to deter any more similar attacks in future.
His crime was the result of the long-standing misconception that is being taught to White American for long. And if you had any doubt about it you will realize that how wrong you have been.
Before killing none people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston told his victims, â€œYou rape our women, and youâ€™re taking over our country. And you have to goâ€.
Just before killing the people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina , he attended the mass and he was there for around an hour before eventually killing the same people. In an image tweeted by authorities in Berkeley County, South Carolina, Dylann Roof seen is wearing a jacket with what appear to be the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and nearby Rhodesia, a former British colony that a white minority ruled until it became independent in 1980 and changed its name to Zimbabwe.
In the meantime President Obama condemned the macabre killing and called it a tragedy. â€œAny death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedyâ€¦There is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peaceâ€, said the President.
He also said that he knew the pastor Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims, personally and added, â€œWe knew their pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who, along with eight others gathered in prayer and fellowship, was murdered last nightâ€¦And to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn’t say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.”
President also said that it was time we ensure that guns donâ€™t reach the future killers. â€œWe do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gunâ€¦At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about itâ€, said the President.
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