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Victim denies homophobia prompted pizza restaurant attack

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  1. No excuse, even if this is correct.

  2. “I am a student and I am not prejudiced in any way.” Are the two related? Does being a student make one unprejudiced?

    1. I did wonder how the victim was establishing that being a student was some demonstration and evidence of her claims of lacking prejudice. Clearly some students are accepting, tolerant and non discriminatory – not all.

      The level of injury and harm caused to the victim of the assault can not be excused regardless of provocation.

      If the victim was homophobic, perhaps this incident may cause her to reflect on her intolerance and prejudice (not that I know whether the claims of homophobia are accurate or not).

      It is entirely possible that the claims of homophobia were the perpetrator of violence “playing the gay card” in some misguided attempt to seek mitigation for a brutal and grievous assault. If so, then this is abhorrent and undermines those who genuinely seek to combat homophobia.

    2. Spanner1960 5 Apr 2012, 2:39pm

      I was just thinking the same thing.
      Some students are the most bigoted, racist, homophobic thugs on the face of the earth.

  3. There can be no excuse for attacking a person

    1. GingerlyColors 5 Apr 2012, 3:43pm

      Try telling that to a homophobe!

  4. GingerlyColors 5 Apr 2012, 3:41pm

    Unless you were a fly on the wall when the incident happened, we will never know the full facts of the case. If people do go round making homophobic comments then they get what they deserve. All to often homophobes have to go round in gangs because they are too scared to take on their victims one-on-one. Cowards.

    1. Are you saying that causing a fractured zygoma, deviated septum and knocking someone unconscious is justifiable?

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