Friday, July 22, 2011


Mark Stroman saw himself as an avenger when he waged his personal war against the Arab Muslims he held responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. However, the people he attacked at convenience stores were not Arabs.

On September 15, 2001, four days after the attacks, Stroman killed Waqar Hasan, a Pakistani Muslim. On September 21, he shot and seriously wounded Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim who was born in Bangladesh. On October 4, 2001, he killed his third and final victim, Vasudev Patel, a Hindu. Stroman was sentenced to death for Patel’s murder.

Rais Bhuiyan, who had been shot in the face and lost an eye, survived against all odds. Bhuiyan went to court and tried to stop the scheduled execution. He claimed that his Muslim faith required him to forgive his assailant. He held that if Stroman were executed, his (Bhuiyan’s) rights as a victim will have been violated because he would be deprived of the opportunity for a "healing dialogue" with his assailant.

The man Bhuiyan wanted to hold that healing dialogue with had served two prison terms before he went on his shooting rampage and claimed membership in the Aryan Brotherhood, that notorious white supremacist prison gang.

Bhuiyan failed in his efforts to spare Stroman’s life. The scumbag was executed Wednesday evening by the State of Texas. Among his last words, Stroman declared that he was “still a proud American, Texas loud, Texas proud!”

Well folks, us Texans sure as hell ain’t proud of that sorry ass scumbag. We are proud that justice has been done and that the earth is now rid of a vile subhuman. His mistake was that he went on his hate-filled shooting rampage in this state. Had he done so in California, he would never have been executed.

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