UK Man Shot Three Times For Wearing Obama Shirt

Here, for your reading enjoyment, is an article I just read at Jack and Jill Politics written by Jack Turner. I pass it along in its entirety, unedited and without comment other than to invite you to draw your own conclusion.

Luckily, it was a ball-bearing gun (since true firearms are much harder to come by in the UK)

From the Daily Mail

A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.

Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend ‘Believe’.

The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting ‘I f***ing hate n*****s’ and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.

This was in the UK where gun violence pales in comparison to the good ole U.S. of A. Many of us have been working under the assumption that it’s irresponsible for McCain and Palin to feed this negativity out of concern for Obama’s safety.

This story reminds me that we are all less safe when terrible leaders fan the flames of fear. Everybody please be careful. We are in some extraordinarily dangerous territory.

  13 comments for “UK Man Shot Three Times For Wearing Obama Shirt

  1. junior
    October 7, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    “… it’s irresponsible for McCain and Palin to feed this negativity …”

    Wow – censorship by intimidation rears it’s fugly head !!

  2. October 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Junior, I hope McCain and Palin don’t feel too intimidated and censored by Dan on the Liberal OC, that would be just awful and un-American.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    October 8, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Censored? The only way comments don’t make it here is if they are borderline libelous or if the poster is a known moron

  4. October 8, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Just teasin’ Junior, Dan, sometimes he sounds like such a right-wing victim!

  5. Homewrecker
    October 8, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I have come to the conclusion that Sarah Palin is a dangerous piece of shit.

  6. junior
    October 8, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I have come to the conclusion that “Homewrecker” is a reeking, stinking ignorant piece of shit.

  7. Dan Chmielewski
    October 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Language people….potty

  8. Homewrecker
    October 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Hey, at least I know what the Bush Doctrine is.

  9. junior
    October 8, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Dan,

    You are right, I was a potty mouth. Please change the word “sh*t” in my previously posted comment to “excrement” or “human waste.”

    My most grevous fault, mea culpa.

    I feel much better now.

  10. Homewrecker
    October 9, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I stand by my word choice.

  11. Vanessa
    October 10, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Obama is the devil. Read it in the Bible. You whom are voting for him will be held responsible. Don’t say you weren’t warned. Educate your self before you vote. Quick ignoring all the truth about Obama. You are focused on talking trash on McCain and Palin but Obama is the real enemy.

  12. October 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Really? No kidding? Give me book, chapter, and verse. I gotta see this!

  13. Dan Chmielewski
    October 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Let me guess, he’s the Beast from Revelation?

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