Stephen Jay Wilson: The Fremont Victim No One Talks About
In my last post, I addressed the recent disclosure that the murder of Fremont Aghan-American woman Alia Ansari late last year turns out not to be a hate crime. This after much hype to the contrary by local Muslim groups and media. But in contrast to the outcry surrounding Ansari's death, the Fremont community has been strangely silent on the murder of another member, Stephen Jay Wilson (hat tip Daniel Pipes).
Wilson, it may be remembered, was the first victim of Omeed Aziz Popal, who went on a killing spree earlier last year, using his car as a weapon. Popal, an Afghan immigrant, began his hit-and-run rampage in Fremont, where Wilson was unfortunate enough to cross his path and to lose his life in the process. Popal then ended up in San Francisco, where he wounded fourteen people. Although authorities and the mainstream media continue to deny it to this day, Popal's crime had all the hallmarks of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
Unlike the case of Ansari, there were no rallies or moments of silence in Wilson's honor. And the local media didn't pay half as much attention to his death as they did to Ansari's alleged hate crime murder. Could it be that the reason for the silence surrounding Wilson's death is that he was a non-Muslim victim of Muslim violence?
It seems that in the politically correct world we live in, some lives are worth more than others.
Cross-posted at Kesher Talk.