This skinhead was just murking anyone who “appeared to be” from the Middle East:
Mark Anthony Stroman, a 41-year-old man who made national headlines after he fatally shot an Indian man during a shooting rampage that began after the September 11 terror attacks, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. “I cannot tell you that I am an innocent man. I am not asking you to feel sorry for me, and I won’t hide the truth,” Stroman said in a recent interview. “I am a human being and made a terrible mistake out of love, grief and anger, and believe me, I am paying for it every single minute of the day.”
The admitted white supremacist was convicted in the deadly shooting spree that began just after the September 11 terror attacks.
His target: those he believed were of Middle Eastern background, in revenge and retaliation for the worst domestic terror incident in U.S. history. A Pakistani man was also murdered and a Bangladeshi man was seriously wounded in separate attacks. The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution last month. Stroman’s supporters are urging the governor and the state Board of Pardons and Parole to grant clemency. Barring a last-minute intervention, Stroman will die for his crimes.
Just days after the horrifying incidents in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania a decade ago, prosecutors said, Stroman began carefully plotting what he believed was revenge. He was on bail at the time for previous crimes. On September 15, he shot Waqar Hasan in the head while the man was grilling hamburgers in his convenience store. The 46-year-old Pakistani native had moved to the Dallas area that year to start a new life with his family.
Six days later, Stroman shot Raisuddin Bhuiyan in the face while he manned the counter at a gas station. He survived but was left blind in one of his eyes. Then, on October 4, Stroman attempted to rob the Mesquite gas station operated by Vasudev Patel. Surveillance tapes showed the suspect waving a .44-caliber chrome-plated pistol at the clerk and demanding, “Open the register or I’ll kill you.” The 49-year-old Patel tried to reach for his gun hidden under the counter, but Stroman shot the man in the chest. He left without taking any cash. He was arrested the next day. Patel was a Hindu, not Muslim, Arab or Middle Eastern.
It was for that crime that Stroman was prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to death. During the sentencing phase, he made an obscene hand gesture to Hasan’s relatives.
Although he now claims remorse for his actions, a year after the killing, Stroman was in a different mood. Writing on his blog, he said, “This was not a crime of hate but an act of Passion and Patriotism, an act of country and commitment, an act of retribution and recompense. The was not done during Peace time but at War time. I, Mark Anthony Stroman, felt a need to exact some measure of equality and fairness for the thousands of victims of September 11th, 2001, Stroman said his biggest regret is that he would leave his four children behind and said that being a capital inmate is a “nightmare come to life.” Prisoner No. 999-409 also claims to be a changed man.
“I have destroyed my victims’ families as well as my own,” he said. “Out of pure anger and stupidity I did some things to some men from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. And now I sit on death row awaiting execution. And by no means am I proud of what I have done.”
SMH. Do you feel sorry for this cat??? Didn’t think so.
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