Wednesday, June 28, 2006

What’s Wrong With Telling The Truth? Part 2

The Rocky Mountain News published a “follow up” news story today about the shooting attack perpetrated by Michael Ford at a Safeway food distribution center in Denver on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Ford shot several co-workers, killing one. The story published today, written by Tillie Fong and Michael Malik, carry’s the title: Rampage victim, Ford had 'an argument'”. The story reports that Ford and one of the wounded Safeway workers had an argument over an accident involving a “forklift-like machine”. The daughter of the wounded man said his family doesn’t know whether or not the incident may have caused Ford to go on his shooting spree.

Denver television station CBS News 4 reported today that: “Police and Safeway officials on Monday said they didn't think Ford had a particular complaint or issue with Safeway, and (Luis) Relford (one of the shooting victims) said he doesn't think Ford was aiming at anyone in particular.”

The CBS 4 report went on to say that Ford’s father, Khalid Muhammed, believes that Ford was angry with Safeway because Ford didn’t receive a promotion. Muhammed went on to say that he heard that Ford had broken off with his girl friend shortly before he went to work on Sunday.

But wait a minute, I was watching the television news broadcast on KUSA channel 9, also in Denver, when Ford’s younger sister was interviewed. She told the reporter that Ford was upset because people “were making fun of his religion at work”. She also said: "I don't know what happened to him yesterday (Sunday, June 25th). It was like everything changed. He told me that Allah was going to make a choice and it was going to be good and told me people at his job was (sic) making fun of his religion and he didn't respect that ." (Emphasis added)

Michael Ford didn’t go on his terror campaign because he broke up with his girlfriend, or because of a missed promotion. It was more sinister than that.

He did it simply because he was a Muslim and his co-workers aren’t.


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