From Morocco World News
Saying he was “sick of racism,” a 38-year-old-man set himself on fire in the town of Kortrijk, in Belgium on Tuesday.This poor man, kidnapped from Morocco against his will, and forced to live among racist white people. If only they hadn’t taken him from his homeland, and refused him the right to return home. That must be what happened, right? If the racism he was experiencing was so terrible, he surely would have returned to his homeland willingly, if that was an option for him. He must have been a prisoner in Belgium. He couldn’t possibly have been there by his own free choice.
Ahead of the incident, the man, identified on social media as Chafik Hanchi, posted a video online. In it he declared his intent and said he was “sick of racism.”
According to Russian-owned RT Television, on Tuesday, he left the town’s courthouse and returned some time later carrying a gasoline canister. Stopping in a square just 15 metres from the courthouse entrance, the video shows him pouring gasoline and setting it alight.This is a really harrowing and tragic story. I actually feel sick reading it. That poor jacket didn’t deserve such a fate.
He then pours more on to his jacket and lights that. Seconds later he is seen rushing toward fire fighters and paramedics who were already on scene. He was taken to hospital with severe burns to 35 percent of his body.
Police are investigating possible motives for what they are calling an “act of desperation.”If I was to guess, it was a publicity stunt that went too far. They literally say in the story that fire fighters were already present at the scene, before he even set himself on fire. If he really wanted to kill himself, why would he set himself on fire, while fire fighters are nearby, and then run towards them, unless he was doing so with the expectation of being saved? Sorry “Chafik”, but I reckon “Allah”, being all powerful and all knowing, can tell the difference between a genuine martyr, and a faker like you. No 72 virgins for you just yet.
According to Jamal Qnioun, head of People Help People organization and member of the Council for International Coexistence in Kortrijk, Hanchi sent him a video prior to the incident, threatening self-immolation. He also sent him a number of text messages where he talked about being “sick of racism” and that he felt he could no longer go on living.Returning to Morocco of course wasn’t an option. He was forced to live there against his will, under this racism. Those damn Belgian people just wouldn’t let him go home, so his only option was to set himself on fire in front of fire fighters who would easily save him before he died.
Hanchi had been suffering immense personal street brought about by the recent lost of his father.Probably murdered by racist white people.
He was also experiencing financial trouble.Probably caused by racist white people.
He had, at one time, operated a hair salon in the town but was forced to shut down after inspectors discovered an undocumented employee working there.The inspectors were probably racist white people.
According to Qnioun, Hanchi paid the fine and re-opened a new salon on the same street, only to face another inspection just days later.So does that mean the second inspection found another violation then? It’s racist to expect this guy to pass these inspections like any other salon owner, don’t you know?
Another video, posted on a separate Facebook account, shows Hanchi complaining about trouble he was having with the national security office.He was probably the one causing them trouble.
Again, he said he was “tired of racism.” Qnioun expressed concern on social media after the event over what he calls the “harsh conditions” faced by immigrants in Kortrijk.So harsh… yet they continue to come to Europe by the millions. I wonder why that is?
If I didn’t know better, I would guess that Europe is far superior to the countries that they originate from. But who am I to speculate? If this man says the racism is unbearable here, then we should probably just assume that it’s true, and cry about how guilty we are for having white skin. It’s the right thing to do. It’s our fault that poor jacket was lost.