A 21-year-old man from England has been arrested for inciting racial hatred after he posted a Facebook status praising the Paris massacre and warning of snowball attacks.
According to Mirror, the comments surfaced on Facebook on Sunday afternoon for around 45 minutes before they were taken down after backlash from other users.
The post read:
“My brothers did well in Paris. Now we have proved that there’s a bit of intelligence, planning and synchronization going into our killings.
You people are starting to realize that we are a force to be reckoned with. WE ARE ISIS, THIS IS OUR TIME NOW.
Keep your eyes on Manchester [England], AALUUACKHBAAR! Rip jihadi john.”
Disgusted Facebook users immediately began commenting their abhorrence.
One post read: “This is just disgusting and disrespectful. How could you be so twisted?” And another, “All those people and children losing their lives and you think you’re funny writing shit like this? Scumbag.”
Police have released a statement soon after arresting the man:
“A 21-year-old male from Todmorden has been arrested today for publishing material intending to incite racial hatred. This follows a Facebook post supporting Islamic State. West Yorkshire Police take this behaviour seriously, especially in light of the recent events in Paris. The male remains in custody whilst police investigate the offence.”
It is unclear whether the dude was making a pathetically poor attempt at humor or he was twisted enough to believe it, but in my opinion, it doesn’t matter. If you’re stupid enough to think making light of a massacre of 129 innocent civilians enjoying their liberties is somehow amusing, your life should be handed over to scientists who are given free reign to perform medical experiments on you. It would solve the problem of overpopulated prisons and possibly help cure cancer or something. Win-win.