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Brothers stabbed man for speaking Arabic during family walk in Brooklyn

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People are Arab, not “Arabic,” a language, which if spoken in the wrong place these days, can lead to assault with a deadly weapon.


Via Daily News:

Two brothers stabbed a man in his stomach for speaking Arabic as he walked with his wife and 5-year-old son in Brooklyn, authorities said Thursday.

Erick Pastuizaca, 18, and Manuel Pastuizaca, 19, allegedly stabbed the 41-year-old man as he walked on 41st St. near Sunset Park around 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, according to a complaint filed in Brooklyn Criminal Court.

“I’m going to stab you because you’re Arabic and deserve it,” Manuel allegedly said.

The man survived and the brothers face charges including assault as a hate crime.

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  • Ilisha
  • Jekyll

    Knives against ten billion dollar military power? BS; the Zionists are coming to an end, the world is turning against them and from the looks of it so are they, i.e. Bibi just opened up Holocaust revisionism.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    I wil have to practice it.

  • Reynardine

    Brooklyn is big, and, though full of disagreeable characters, has enough other characters to dilute them. Aside from that, Brooklynites have their very own alphabet, where all 26 letters begin with “F”.

  • Reynardine

    There are certain fairly simple techniques that can disarm a knife assailant. As I shall be (if you are dyslexic) 27 on Allantide, I might not be able to perform them any more, but you will learn them towards the beginning of any jiu-jitsu class. One of the simplest involves throwing up your crossed arms in front of you as your assailant strikes with your dominant hand closer to your body, and uncrossing them rapidly as he comes in. With your dominant hand, you grasp and twist his wrist as you push up sharply on his elbow with the other hand. Done smartly, it will send him past you, likely onto his nose.

    I used to work nut. Though I never had to employ that particular technique, it felt good knowing I could.

  • Reynardine
  • Reynardine

    Only if you know what you’re doing and can shoot what, and only what, you mean to aim at. Some fellow stuck a revolver in his waistband and performed a radical phallectomy on himself. As for me, I have no master eye, which means I can’t hit a barn with a shotgun.

  • 1DrM

    Sounds good. Both you and your wife should be pack heat.

  • Ilisha

    Okay, that makes sense and it also highlights my thinking process. I separate strategy and morality, at least at first, and there are hints in what I sometimes say.

    Remember when I’ve said that terrorism is “morally wrong and strategically foolish”? Separate things.

    When I’m considering various strategies, I consider the logic first and the moral calculus second. So I could do A, B, or C and from cold calculus C is best, but once the moral aspect comes into place, maybe I actually do B.

    I’ve never considered this before. It’s not conscious. But when I think about it in light of what you said, that is what I do in practice. And, not surprisningly, I never end up stabbing a random person, or even thinking it’s a great idea for anyone else to do so. :)

  • Just_Stopping_By

    “Maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m not sure how it can be ‘worse’ if the purpose is achieved, even if it means others will see it as a viable strategy. Worse in whose eyes?”

    In my first comment, I meant in a moral sense: is it worse to stab someone because you are a racist and think what you are doing is somehow innately moral (i.e. the victim isn’t really that human, so stabbing them is okay), or is it worse to know that what you are doing is innately immoral but you argue is justified because of your political position?

    In my second comment, I meant worse in the sense of whether the stabbings would likely continue. I think that if there is a political purpose, the stabbings are more likely to end in the short run if the purpose is met, but that having the purpose being met could encourage more stabbing sprees in the future. In contrast, I would hope or expect that stabbings for racist purposes are more broadly condemned and don’t encourage as many copy-cat actions. So, worse in the eyes of anyone who generally doesn’t like innocent people being stabbed.

    Also, interesting article you link to. Well worth reading in full.

  • Ilisha

    Maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m not sure how it can be “worse” if the purpose is achieved, even if it means others will see it as a viable strategy. Worse in whose eyes?

    If you are the one using stabbing as a political strategy and “the ‘purpose’ is achieved,” that’s success.

    From the point of view of the person with the strategy, “worse,” it seems to me, would mean “the ‘purpose’ is NOT achieved.” That would be failure.

    As far as “viable strategy,” there are already historical precedents, including the example referened in your link. Also mentioned therein are the Hashashin, who struck fear in the hearts of their enemies with astonishing success for a long period of time. In more modern times, the Algerians seem to have used stabbing against the Pied Noir. I haven’t heard any Palestinians saying this inspired them to stab Israelis, but Tablet proffered the notion in a recent article:


    …If you believe Zionism to be a colonialist project—which is pretty much gospel among Palestinians and those who support them these days—you can take inspiration from the brothers and sisters who have driven the Europeans out of Arab lands. Take Algiers: As 1959 drew to an end, it swarmed with more than a million Pied-Noir, French colonialist settlers. In their zeal to drive the French out, Algerian nationalists, too, took to the knife: In Oran, for example, they cut the throats of thousands, not before warning their innocent victims that their choice was between the suitcase or the coffin. Most Pied-Noir opted for the suitcase: By the end of 1962, more than 800,000 French Algerians had fled back to the mainland.

    In the Palestinian imagination, the Jews of Israel now ought to do the same…

  • Yausari

    Wha… did someone actually applaud to his actions?

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    To be sure, I think the difference between the two is very small but yeah, there’s my view. I also understand where you’re coming from too, Emir JSB.

  • Just_Stopping_By

    I don’t think I agree, but I see your point.

    From a consequentialist view, stabbing as a political strategy may in some sense be better in the short run (if the “purpose” is achieved, the stabbing may subside) but worse in the long run (if the “purpose” is achieved, the same group or others may see it as a viable strategy in the future).

    I could never endorse attacking random people as a political strategy, but I guess I’d be less turned off by a group that admitted that it is a necessary evil to achieve a goal as opposed to one that glorified stabbings as celebratory events.

    Perhaps my own bias, but the Sicarii‘s legacy is generally one of ultimate failure.

  • Tanveer Wan Khanobi

    I’d say racism. Stabbing someone as a political strategy at least has some “purpose” whereas racism is just mindless stupidity.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Like I said.
    My wife wears Hijab. Does that mean I must pack heat when we go for a walk? Like I said so often before, I will not be led liek a lamb to the slaughter. I will not be a victim.

  • 1DrM

    Conceal and carry.

  • Just_Stopping_By

    Sigh. A terrible question: Which is worse: stabbing out of racism or stabbing as a political strategy?

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Such evil idiots. So “he deserved it because he was Arabic: (sic)” God, how I wish somebody would do that to them. They certainly deserve to die. I’m a much better person than such twerps, ad it is them who deserve to die, not me.
    So what should I do if I want to talk in my language on the street? Get me a.45 or what? Alas, I still believe that most People are good. And my reaction time is not that of a Navy SEAL. And unlike them, I’m not trained to disable an attacker with my bare hands, or to kill him if need be. So I’m licked anyway. What am I supposed to do anyway if somebody comes at me with murderous intent? Either I kill him and go to jail, or he kills me and I go to the grave, and he getrs away with it (He’ll surely find a lenient judge, after all I was just a “raghead”).

  • Reynardine

    Kind of rich from ethnic Basques, whose ancestral language nobody else can understand.

  • Reynardine

    Thought that had either poppy seeds or sesame seeds. You can make good use of pecans in a pie, though.

  • Jekyll

    Nuts don’t get used in anything unless they are involved in a halwwa.

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    You don’t need to be an Arab to be stabbed, it suffices to be open to their plight:

  • mindy1

    Brooklyn has a very diverse population, you’d think nuts would be used to it

  • Just_Stopping_By

    I’m very glad that the victim survived, and wish him a speedy recovery.

    “I’m going to stab you because you’re Arabic and you deserve it,” [the assailant] allegedly said.

    No. The claim that someone walking peacefully deserves to be stabbed is outrageous, and only serves to discredit the views of the assailant and anyone who would applaud his actions. I’m sure his supporters will find some way to attempt to “justify” this violent assault, but it should be clear that the moral contortions necessary to justify stabbing an innocent person like the victim here are truly abhorrent.

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