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Muslim Murderer Buried In Bosnia, Dad Blames US

From a mournful Associated Press:

Teen who shot 5 in Utah buried in Bosnia

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By ALMIR ARNAUT, Associated Press Writer

TALOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina – The teenager who killed five people in a Utah shopping mall and died in a police shootout was buried Saturday in his native village in eastern Bosnia.

The father of Sulejman Talovic said his son “wounded the hearts of all our family” when he opened fire on Feb. 12 at the mall in Salt Lake City, killing five people and wounding four.

“I feel sorry for my child, but I also feel sorry for all the innocent people he has killed,” the 18-year-old’s father, Suljo Talovic, told The Associated Press.

Suljo Talovic spoke while standing where his family’s house once stood in Talovici, an eastern Bosnian hamlet that still bears the scars of the 1992-95 war, including houses pocked with machine-gun fire or, like Talovic’s, reduced to rubble by shelling.

Moments later, several hundred people gathered at the nearby cemetery for Sulejman’s open-casket funeral. His crying mother, Sabira, collapsed after touching her son’s face and was carried away.

Suljo Talovic said he would not make excuses for his son, but did not understand how a teenager could buy a gun in the United States.

“The authorities are guilty for not alerting us that he bought a gun. In the U.S., you cannot buy cigarettes if you are underaged, but you can buy a gun,” he said.

The Talovic family had left for the United States in 1998 following years of violence and upheaval, after fighting broke out in 1992. Serb troops laid siege to the eastern hamlet of Talovici, bombing it for a year before invading in March 1993…

Apparently the media was able to solicit enough donations from the locals so the family could afford this extravagance. (As opposed to giving some reparations to the families of the victims their son murdered.)

And still the father tries to blame his son’s murder spree on the US:

“The authorities are guilty for not alerting us that he bought a gun. In the U.S., you cannot buy cigarettes if you are underaged, but you can buy a gun,” he said.

Of course it is against the law for minors to buy guns. It is also against the law to murder five people.

If only they had all stayed in beautiful Bosnia.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, March 3rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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