Murder of a football star
(Note: According to AP story linked below, Sahel Kazemi was not Muslim but Bahai.)
On July 5, Roland D. sent a story from the July 4 New York Daily News, “Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair found shot dead in Nashville,” and added:
We don’t know what happened yet. I read it in the NY Post earlier today. They said murder-suicide was one possibility. But interestingly the News story says police are not looking for another suspect at this time, which suggests they believe it’s murder-suicide.Roland replied:
“Meaning his 20 year old girl friend killed him then killed herself? Why? He was about to dump her?”This morning the New York Times had this story:
Police Say Woman Found With McNair Bought GunSo it certainly look as though Kazemi murdered McNair, who was black, and then killed herself. What other reason could there be except that she feared he was about to end the relationship and she couldn’t stand that?
The story is unusual in that here, for once, a Caucasian murdered a Negro instead of the other way around. But Kazemi was Iranian, and presumably Muslim. So the moral seems to be that while blacks commit many times more murder than other races, even blacks had better beware of treating Muslims lightly.
Joking aside, in relationship murders, race is less of a factor than in stranger murders. From watching such cable TV shows as Snapped and Forensic Files, which are all about relationship murders, mainly those done out of motives of the most cold-blooded selfishness (a typical scenario is: woman or man gets tired of her or his husband or wife, and kills him or her to get his or her life insurance), I’ve learned that in this country, middle class white men and women are killing each other with impressive frequency.
Here’s a white idiot named Tim Worstall, writing at a New York oriented website called examiner.com, who, even though he assumes that Sahel murdered McNair, nevertheless calls her a “victim.” But look at the photo of her, which Worstall has copied from her MySpace page, meaning that it’s a photo that she chose to express what she’s like. And all of 20 years old. Yep. It looks as though the 36 year old football great met his match.
Sahel Kazemi, victim?
Sahel Kazemi, who was found dead on Saturday with Steve McNair, have Iranian descent. In an interview, her sister Soheyla Kazemi said, Sahel expected McNair to leave his wife in the next two or three weeks and eventually marry her. Soheyla also said that, Sahel lived in Jacksonville for three years. Sahel attended Orange Park High School and then moved to Nashville, Tenn, after dropping out from the school. Soheyla said, her sister moved to Nashville with her former boyfriend, Keith Norfleet.The discussion on the page is a stand-off between those who blame Sahel:
well, she was a whore home wrecker someone in her family should have talked to her about dating a married man and foolishly thinking he would leave his WIFEand those who blame McNair:
Why are you solely blaming her? If he kept to his wife he wouldn’t be dead. Takes two to have a relationship. Plus this girl was 20, a child, not even old enough to drink legally. McNair was a grown man. If anyone is to blame it is him.And then, reliably, there are the non-judgmental ones who call the murder-suicide a “tragedy” and a “mistake”:
You people are heartless. I can’t believe how judgemental some of you are. You better hope God doesn’t judge you that harshly when you come before him. People make mistakes. 2 HUMAN BEINGS are DEAD and you sit on your high horse and call that little girl a whore, loser, home-wrecker?!? Get a hold of yourselves. This is tragic and I pray not only for the victims and their famalies, but for you cruel judgemental people out there.The liberal idiocy of the commenter speaks for itself. But now look at the photo of Sahel on the page, at the edgy attitude expressed in her posture, the tilt of her head. That is no child. That is a formidable woman who means business.
David B. writes:
I have been following the McNair-Kazemi murder case. Steve McNair lived near my brother and was very popular in the Nashville area. I agree with your analysis.Stephen T. writes:
What strikes me most about the details of this case is the somewhat separate universe these famous athletes—and their entourage of male groupies/hangers-on—occupy from that of most people. And I’m not talking about the statistical odds that the average 36-yr old married working stiff would be able to walk into a bar and pull a 20-yr old hot-but-deadly like Sahel. Consider that McNair and his Trophy Girl were found dead in a blood-spattered condo by one of McNair’s friends, who shared the lease on the condo with McNair. (But don’t ALL us middle-aged guys keep an expensive condo that we don’t live in, leased with another middle-aged guy friend of ours who also doesn’t live there? I know I certainly do!) Now … if you walked into that condo and found this friend of yours and a young woman dead on the floor with a gun lying between them, not being a law enforcement pro accustomed to such startling sights, or an emergency paramedic who could determine their actual medical state at that moment, wouldn’t your first instinct be (if not to run screaming into the street) to hit 9-1-1 on the cellphone and summon the police and/or an ambulance? If so, you’re not a well-trained, rich & famous NFL “friend”/hanger-on! McNair’s buddy instead spent some time alone in the condo without informing anyone, gathering his thoughts, I guess. (“Stay cool, focus, let’s not overreact, what was the name of that attorney downtown I’m always supposed to call if anything like this happens?”) After some yet undetermined interval, he ultimately picked up the phone and called—no, still not the cops or the paramedics—but yet another friend/hanger-on of McNair’s! (“Yeah, that was some party wasn’t it? Did you see that blonde? Listen, dude, don’t freak out, but…”) Then he sat down, perhaps in the same room with the bodies, and bided his time until the other friend drove across town to the condo. Then the two of them spent the better part of three quarters of an hour in the condo with two murder victims, STILL not informing anyone, perhaps busying themselves, with, who knows, straightening things up, removing evidence that might make Mr Big look bad, whatever. (“Move the gun a little closer to the b#*ch, man.”) Then, at long last, when all other imperatives had been taken care of (per the Al Cowlings Home Study Course) they finally called 9-1-1 and in some degree of understatement reported: “an injured person.”David B. writes:
Mike Lupica blames Steve McNair’s death on the “American Gun Culture.”LA replies:
I was going to say something, but it wasn’t appropriate for the host of such an elevated blog as this, so I must refrain.James N. writes:
David B said, “the lesson is that it can be fatal for a man to trifle with a Muslim woman.”LA writes:
There is a lot in James N.’s comment. I’m still trying to take it all in.Robert C. writes:
Regarding the “Murder of a football star” post, you and your commenters have been assuming that Miss Kazemi was Muslim. However, according to this AP story, she was not:LA replies:
Thanks for this information. So, thanks to U.S. immigration policy, we have what’s most likely another diversity first: a Bahai-on-black murder-suicide.Kristor writes:
Have been struck by the McNair story, vis-a-vis the Michael Jackson hoopla. And Sanford, of course. The thing that keeps running through my mind about all these events is, “The wages of sin is death.” I mean, we all die. But the more whacked our morals, the sooner we are likely to buy the farm.July 8
James N. writes:
Wow! Props from Kristor! I’m really making (intellectual) progress!
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