Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech massacre

Shortly after I made the two posts about "accomodations" of Muslims at colleges and universities, I learned about the massacre at Virginia Tech. 33 people died, with many more wounded. The victims from Northern Virginia are:

Daniel Perez Cueva, Woodbridge. Age 21. Junior, International Studies.
Erin Peterson, Chantilly. Age 18. Freshman.
Mary Read, Annandale. Age 19. Freshman.
Reema Samaha, Chantilly. Age 18. Freshman.
Leslie Sherman, Springfield. Age 20. Sophomore, History and International Studies
Maxine Turner, Vienna. Age 22. Senior, Chemical Engineering.

The lives of these young women and young man were senselessly cut short. I extend my sympathy and condolences to family and friends. May God provide you courage and strength in these difficult times.

Northern Virginiastan

UPDATE: We now know that the killer was Cho Seung-Hui, a Korean national from Centreville who graduated from Westfield High School. I am saddened for his family, who will have to carry the stigma of having the perpetrator of the worst massacre in U.S. history as family for the rest of their lives.

4 comments:

Always On Watch Two said...

Off topic...Northern Virginiastan, check your email from alwaysonwatch@aol.com

Always On Watch Two said...

My cousin attends VT. Thank God that she is out of town for a family funeral right now. Otherwise...

CW said...

The most ridiculous editorial comment that I saw conflated the murders at VT with male pattern baldness, saying that society tolerates both as aspects of maleness. From my local Gannett dogscoop:

http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070417/OPINION/704170323/1015/OPINION01

CW

CW said...

The web address did not wrap. I'll break it into pieces for copy/pasting into your browser:

http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070417/
OPINION/704170323/1015/OPINION01

chsw