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“A gay Twin Cities man, the apparent victim of a hate crime, was badly beaten last Saturday. He claims a stranger approached him near 6th and Cedar Ave. South in Minneapolis, and asked if he was gay. The victim answered yes proudly, and the suspect hit the man in the face, yelling that he hated homosexuals. Abdirizak Mohamed has been charged with assault in the fourth degree with bias—a hate crime with enhanced penalties.” [Fox KMSP]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jun 25, 2008
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  • 17 Comments
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      He should of punched him back in the face.

      Proudly.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen
      Allen

      And this is why I am an amateur boxer.

      I know the neighborhood where it took place. It isn’t bad and there are a lot of Somali immigrants living around there. 99.5% of them are really cool, but that attacker is an idiot!

      Jun 25, 2008 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shabaka
      Shabaka

      I know a few Somalians and yes they are pretty homophobic. Not all, just some. Yeah that little stick of a man would have received a beat down like there’s no tomorrow!

      Jun 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      go back to your own country if you don’t like it here….

      Jun 25, 2008 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bruce Church
      Bruce Church

      My heart goes out to victims of gay-bashings. That said, I agree with the previous posters. None of us are served by the perception that we are a peaceful loving people who will not physically defend ourselves or one another. Laws are nice, but they only come into play after the fact. Bash back. Seriously. Those of you who have successfully taken down an attacker will probably understand the tremendous sense of power and satisfaction it can bring. This isn’t about being big, either. It has to do with being ferocious and knowing how to hurt someone and being willing to do it.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • beelzebab
      beelzebab

      Interesting how it is a muslim doing the attacking

      Just like in amsterdam where muslim immigrants by their violent attacks on gays have destroyed Amsterdam’s reputation as a gay friendly city

      I would say that islam fucks the brains of its adherants, but I daren’t cos I would be shot down in flames

      Jun 25, 2008 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Abdirizak Mohamed , Great! Oh beelzebab, between African Americans and the ever growing infiltration of muslims both those converted here(mainly blacks)and those native to the Mideast, Amsterdam will soon have nothing on us in terms of violent attacks on Gays. The future is looking brighter and more brighter.:/

      Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      I know some Nigerians, Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Senegalese who are also EXTREMELY homophobic. Its not just East Africans that are violent homophobes otherwise some Gay migrants wouldn’t happen to be fleeing the African continent to places like Canada.
      At least that’s something subsaharans have in common with their North African and Mideast neighbours, at the end of the day they all hate Gays.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RPCV
      RPCV

      Well, if the victim had said “NO” then Abdirizak would have had no basis to smack him down……..

      Jun 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Todd's Rules
      Todd's Rules

      RPCV…what’s your point exactly? That he deserved to get bashed because he proudly stated he was gay? That we should play it safe and always say ‘no’ when asked? Please elaborate your comment – I’m very curious.

      Jun 25, 2008 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      Todd they seem to think only Dark skin immigrants are homophobic.

      Dont question sweetie
      JUST IGNORE!

      Jun 26, 2008 at 1:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      Churchill-y. I am a subsaharan African. And I’m openly gay. And I have lots of friends. You really make some idiotically sweeping statements.

      Jun 26, 2008 at 3:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      andy, surely you have sufficient brains to grasp (the quite simple point) that an exception doesn’t disprove the general rule.

      No?

      Jun 26, 2008 at 3:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andy
      Andy

      Tallskin — well, according to Karl Popper, it does.

      RPCV — you obviously don’t like being gay. You don’t seem to like other gay people. Have you thought about going for conversion therapy?

      Jun 26, 2008 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen
      Allen

      Bruce is right. I was jumped last year when I was biking home from my gym and defended myself from my attackers. They ran away and I was unscathed. My favorite pair of jeans were torn up, but I was unscathed.

      I think everyone should learn some form of self defense. There are a lot of people that hate us for being who we are.

      That’s my opinion.

      Jun 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Ha. I just noticed that I said “should of”.

      * “should have punched him…”

      Allen beat me to it, but I was also going to suggest that every one of us should learn self-defense.

      Jun 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RPCV
      RPCV

      Andy: I have plenty of gay friends and they are men, not queers.

      Jun 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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