Arrest, Indictment of Non-Muslim in Rusty Sneiderman Murder
Some months ago I posted about Debbie Schlussel’s racially charged, victim-blaming screed about the murder of Atlanta Jewish businessman Rusty Sneiderman. Schlussel was quite convinced that the man shown in the witnesses’ sketch of the killer had facial hair and ‘facial topography’ that ‘sure looked like a follower of Mohammed to her’. He didn’t have a white guy’s nose.
Schlussel wrote: Ignoring the facial features and blaring cues in the sketch doesn’t make them incorrect. And we ignore them at our peril. As I noted earlier this year, authorities refused to put out a correct sketch of stabbing serial killer, Elias Abuelazam, a Palestinian Arab who targeted Black people for extinction. The sketch looked like your average White guy in a baseball cap, not an Arab from the Middle East. Had the sketch been accurate, Abuelazam might have been caught sooner and less people might have died at his hands. That nose on the sketch just ain’t your average White guy’s nose. Not even your average White hit man’s nose. And saying so isn’t “bigoted.” It’s intellectually honest and could help catch this murderer sooner.
I will be following this story, though if the killer does turn out to be Islamic, I bet we’ll never hear about it. she adds.
Well, if you were following this story on Debbie’s site, you would have to check the comments on that piece to learn that a. a suspect has been arrested and indicted, and b. his name is the distinctly un-Islamic Hemy Svi Neuman, and c. non-White, Muslim facial topography and all (I think that means ‘big nose and full lips’), he’s a dead ringer for the sketch.
Apparently, if the killer ISN’T Islamic, you’ll never hear about it on Debbie’s site. Which is a pity. It would be a good thing for her to acknowledge that she jumped to dramatic and derogatory conclusions which do not appear to be borne out. Perhaps she should consider why she did that. I do not expect it, however.