Why is everyone rushing immediately to claim the beating to death of a Bosnian immigrant has nothing to do with race?As reported by Fox News, “Insistence by St. Louis officials that the beating death of a Bosnian man was not a hate crime is being met with skepticism and anger, according to leaders of the city’s 70,000-strong Bosnian community, and the victim’s brother is calling on authorities to “investigate every possible motive.”
Of course the attack had nothing to do with Mr. Begic being of Bosnian descent. Those teenagers probably couldn’t locate Bosnia on a map if their lives depended on it. He’s clearly a white guy. But why the excuse? The hypocrisy is so very glaringly obvious.“Zemir Begic, a 32-year-old man who emigrated from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago in search of a better life, was bludgeoned to death Sunday, allegedly by a group of hammer-wielding teenagers, one of whom, Robert Mitchell, has been charged as an adult. Begic was driving with his fiancee, Arijana Mujkanovic, and a male passenger at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Louis when five teenagers began pounding his vehicle with a hammer, according to police. When Begic confronted them, he was struck in the mouth, face, head and body with hammers and died at a nearby hospital.”
“The St. Louis Police Department and Mayor Francis Slay are insisting Begic’s death, allegedly at the hands of black and Latino teenagers, was not based on racial or ethnic hate. “Investigators do not believe the attack on Mr. Begic had any connection to him being of Bosnian descent,” St. Louis Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said in a statement. In subsequent emails, Jackson made clear: “Investigators don’t believe the incident is in any way related to Ferguson” and “The incident is not being investigated as a hate crime.”
Well then, what was it?