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SarasotaRepub
08-09-2008, 01:33 PM
Aug 9, 8:50 AM (ET)

By ROHAN SULLIVAN

BEIJING (AP) - A knife-wielding Chinese man attacked two relatives of a coach for the U.S. Olympic men's volleyball team at a tourist site in Beijing, killing one and injuring the other on the first day of the Olympics on Saturday, team officials and state media said.

The man then committed suicide by throwing himself from the second story of the site, the 13th century Drum Tower just five miles from the main Olympics site.

The brutal attack shortly after midday was all the more shocking because of the rarity of violent crime against foreigners in tightly controlled China, which has ramped up security measures even more for the Olympics.


More at Linky (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080809/D92EP6O80.html)

:eek:

Elspeth
08-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Those poor people. :(

Eyelids
08-09-2008, 11:28 PM
aaaaaand cue the xenophobes.

borg5575
08-10-2008, 12:05 AM
When they said "those poor people" they were referring to the family of the man who was murdered. There's not xenophobic about saying that.

IanBama
08-10-2008, 12:42 AM
....and the Chinese people probably have no idea about this happening.

Zathras
08-10-2008, 01:52 AM
aaaaaand cue the xenophobes.

It's funny Blinky. You're the only one bringing race into this. In fact, you're ALWAYS the first to bring race into any thread here. So who's the racist here? You, thats who. Too bad you're so brainwashed by the liberal education system that you're blind to this fact.

Eyelids
08-10-2008, 02:35 AM
xenophobia does not equate to racism.

Theophilus
08-10-2008, 02:40 AM
All that high tech security couldn't defeat a low tech threat.

Zathras
08-10-2008, 03:32 AM
xenophobia does not equate to racism.

With you it does Blinky.

AmPat
08-10-2008, 05:27 AM
aaaaaand cue the xenophobes.

aaaaaand cue the resident troll.:rolleyes:

Jumpy
08-10-2008, 12:02 PM
This will effect the entire volleyball teams.. Mens and Womens. This man was the father of a former womens volleyball Olympian, so many of the women's team was very close to her. What should have been a celebration for some of these athletes has turned into a nightmare.

Elspeth
08-10-2008, 02:21 PM
All that high tech security couldn't defeat a low tech threat.

That's exactly right. Interesting food for thought, especially at our airports.

Elspeth
08-10-2008, 02:22 PM
This will effect the entire volleyball teams.. Mens and Womens. This man was the father of a former womens volleyball Olympian, so many of the women's team was very close to her. What should have been a celebration for some of these athletes has turned into a nightmare.

I feel so badly for all of them. What a terrible thing to happen.