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White Supremacist stabs interracial couple he saw kissing on Spokane street.

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White Supremacist Daniel Rowe stabbed an interracial couple for kissing in public

As the saying goes, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. The same holds true for knives, cars, fertilizer, or any other inanimate object you can think of. It takes a sick and twisted individual using said object as a tool to harm.

Sometimes an attacker is motivated by political or religious ideology which they cite as justification for assaulting the innocent. It doesn’t matter if it is an orthodox Jew attacking a Gay Rights parade, a Communist attacking an ambassador, or an Islamist attacking a, well, take your pick, we try to document ideological knife (and other) attacks here at TTAK.

This time, it is a self-proclaimed white supremacist who became enraged after seeing an interracial couple kiss on an Olympia, Washington street.

From CNN:

An interracial couple was attacked after a self-proclaimed white supremacist saw them kissing outside a Washington restaurant, police said.
Daniel Rowe, 32, came up to the African-American man and the white woman and, without a word, started stabbing them, said Olympia police spokeswoman Laura Wohl.
The man, who was stabbed in the hip, was able to tackle the suspect and restrain him on the ground until police arrived. His injuries were minor, as were the woman’s.
The man confessed to stabbing the couple, saying he was a white supremacist, Wohl said.
“The suspect spouted white supremacist sayings and made many many references to racist things,” she said.Rowe also complained about the Black Lives Matter movement, and had tattoos that said ‘Skinhead’ and ‘White Power,’ Wohl said.Investigators are treating the attack as a hate crime and Rowe has been charged with 2 counts of first degree assault and one count of malicious harassment under Washington State’s “hate crime” law.
Personally, I am not much for “hate crime” laws. Assault is assault, murder is murder. Any violent act is an act of hate. When the State tries to police the motivations of an attacker – what is in their mind, it comes dangerously close to policing thought. That said, it is not something I devote a good deal of energy to.
What I do condemn is any use of any ideology as justification for harming others. I condemn the harming of innocents in any offensive attack. It doesn’t matter what is the perp’s tool of choice, the violation of another person is an act of evil.
Responding to recent events on Earth, God, the omniscient creator-deity worshipped by billions of followers of various faiths for more than 6,000 years, angrily clarified His longtime stance against humans killing each other Monday.
“Look, I don’t know, maybe I haven’t made myself completely clear, so for the record, here it is again,” said the Lord, His divine face betraying visible emotion during a press conference near the site of the fallen Twin Towers. “Somehow, people keep coming up with the idea that I want them to kill their neighbor. Well, I don’t. And to be honest, I’m really getting sick and tired of it. Get it straight. Not only do I not want anybody to kill anyone, but I specifically commanded you not to, in really simple terms that anybody ought to be able to understand.”
Worshipped by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, God said His name has been invoked countless times over the centuries as a reason to kill in what He called “an unending cycle of violence.”
“I don’t care how holy somebody claims to be,” God said. “If a person tells you it’s My will that they kill someone, they’re wrong. Got it? I don’t care what religion you are, or who you think your enemy is, here it is one more time: No killing, in My name or anyone else’s, ever again.”

Words to live by. Stay safe everyone.

Discussion

2 responses to ‘White Supremacist stabs interracial couple he saw kissing on Spokane street.

  1. That neck tatt really doesn’t seem to match ‘skinhead’ or ‘white power’.

    Views may differ on the morality of white separatists, but whether he’s one or not, he was certainly born an idiot.

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