Den senere selvmordsbomber Salman Abedi fanget på CCTV; Foto: Skynews, se evt. tidligere post
Med jævne mellemrum problematiserer medierne ‘racial profiling’, men sund fornuft bør aldrig gå af mode. Fordomme er akkumulerede erfaringer, og det nytter ikke at fokusere på ‘fru Jensen’, hvis problemet er ‘indvandrerdrenge’. Her en suverænt eksempel fra England, sakset fra venstreorienterede The Guardian – Security guard avoided Manchester Arena bomber ‘for fear of being called racist’.
“A security guard had a ‘bad feeling’ when he saw Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi but did not approach him for fear of being branded a racist, a public inquiry has heard.
Kyle Lawler said he was stood 10 or 15ft away from Abedi, who had been reported to security by a member of the public who thought he looked ‘dodgy’.
The Showsec security guard, aged 18 at the time of the terror attack, told police in a statement read to the inquiry sitting in Manchester: ‘I felt unsure about what to do.
‘It’s very difficult to define a terrorist. For all I knew he might well be an innocent Asian male. I did not want people to think I am stereotyping him because of his race.
‘I was scared of being wrong and being branded a racist if I got it wrong and would have got into trouble. It made me hesitant.
‘I wanted to get it right and not mess it up by overreacting or judging someone by their race.’
… Around eight minutes before he detonated his device, Showsec steward Mohammed Ali Agha alerted Lawler to the report by a member of the public and both began observing Abedi. … Around five minutes later, Abedi got to his feet and walked across the room towards the crowd emerging from the arena at the end of the gig at 10.31pm.
He was smiling, the inquiry heard, seconds before he detonated his home-made rucksack bomb, packed with thousands of nuts and bolts, murdering 22 bystanders and injuring hundreds more.”