Police in the city of Narbonne, France have arrested a 52-year-old man for threatening to kill his daughter in front of a group of shocked onlookers. His daughter had phoned him earlier that day to come out as a lesbian.
Neither the name of the daughter or the suspect in question has been released to the public to protect their privacy. According to the French newspaper l’Indépendant, the daughter in question had entered into a relationship with another woman. She began coming out to friends on her college campus, and eventually phoned her father to come out to him also.
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He didn’t take it well. The woman’s father became so incensed he hopped in the car and drove a full 500 miles without stopping, from the city of Strasbourg all the way to Narbonne. When he arrived, he found his daughter outside a building on campus, and began to verbally and physically attack her, threatening to “cut her throat.” She managed to escape inside the building and phone the police.
Police arrested the suspect for harassment and making threats. The woman, her girlfriend, and her mother all subsequently filed charges.
The news comes as the queer community celebrates Queer History Month around the world this month, and confronts an ongoing rash of violence and harassment against LGBTQ people, particularly transgender women of color.
I get coming out and all but I wonder why she didn’t see the signs. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to share anything with that freak.
I’ll bet he has one of those multi syllable names. Mooslem and all.
Are being snarky or deliberately racist?
@LegionKeign: Come on, it’s France – what are the chances he’s NOT a Muslim?
@ChrisK is definitely racist and Heywood is an AHOLE
You might want to check your own racism if you think Mooslems only come in one race.
Besides honor killing is a big thing with Moosies over there so not a big leap to say Mooslem. Also, France has a high population of them as HJ noted.
ChrisK, you have definitely said some sneakily Conservative, racist and xenophobic shit in recent months. But okay. That post doesn’t even begin to touch the surface.
The fact that no article mentions anyones background is a huge indication of what that background is. Acknowledging that a violent reaction such as this is likely to come from a devout muslim is not prejudist (racism and prejudice 2 different things) but realist calling them a mooslim on the hand well that just automatically weakens any argument you want to make.
Yes Chrisk – it’s all HER fault. Of course she should shut up if she doesn’t want daddy to come and attack her. Misogynists with cars eh! I guess time will tell if he walks or drives to his place of worship.
It’s of course possible he’s not a Muslim, and I realize it would be convenient for all of us (including me) if it turns out he’s an ultra-conservative Roman Catholic fan of Marine Le Pen’s right-wing National party. If that turns out to be the case, then we can all gleefully blast Catholic homophobia as we usually do. And I’ll join right in as I usually do. Meanwhile, does anyone seriously think it’s statistically likely this guy is NOT a Muslim? If so, you’re delusional.
She may have seen the signs, which is probably the reason she told him when she was 500 miles away.
It’s “queer history month”? Didn’t we just have “bi week”, “pan day” and “coming out day” all within the last three weeks? And it doesn’t even make sense for “coming out day” to be outside of “pride month”. And hasn’t “queer history” always been a “pride month” thing anyways? I guess monetizing validation, narcissism and identity politics is what capitalism does best.
The story itself is quite horrific. It does once again highlight how some people’s situation is more dire than “I didn’t fit in”.
Why does one day upset up so much?
Talk about a freako.
And a bunch of young people just took a step back deeper into the closet. A true parent could not and would not do this to their child.
let’s play ‘spot the French Quranic fundemantalist’!
all those people talking about religious intolerance probably also applauded Bone spur’s expulsion of transgender folks from the military which aside being a weird masculine projection was a pure pitch to our own Taliban – these slippery slope arguments go both ways and I’d rather deal with pretentious pronouns than being beheaded.
Does anyone want to bet that intolerant religious dogma isn’t at the root of this hatred and this man’s anger?
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