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Charleston: Five excuses for white crime

On Wednesday night, nine people were killed after a man entered a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and opened fire on the congregation. Authorities have since arrested the shooter, Dylann Roof – a white, 21-year-old male who appears to have drawn inspiration from Apartheid South Africa. As America reels, FIRDAUS KHAN discusses the five most popular excuses for mass murder when it’s committed by a white man.

1. Nothing to see here, just mental illness.

2. The devil made him do it.

3. But some of his best friends are black.

4. He’s bad, he’s awful and he’s disturbed – just not a mass murderer.

5. “Look up ‘terrorism’ in the dictionary!”

– Featured image: Via Dylann Roof’s Facebook page.

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