Jim Goad writes:
Armed with a gun and roaming through Fresno looking for white men to slay, Muhammad reportedly chanced upon a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. truck. Seeing that the driver was Hispanic, he instead chose to shoot and kill the white passenger, Zack Randalls.
Here’s what I know about Zack Randalls:
He was the white man that Muhammad shot to death after passing over the Hispanic driver. He was in his early 30s and left behind a wife and two kids. And he apparently hated “Nazis.”
On January 21—the day after Richard Spencer was famously sucker-elbowed by some chubby masked Antifart, leading several Hollywood stars, mainstream journalists, and college-newspaper editorialists to argue that it’s always OK to “punch Nazis”—Randalls posted a blurry photo of the Spencer attack on his Facebook page over which was emblazoned the phrase “We Punch Nazis” in a stylish purple-neon font.
None of this is to suggest that he brought it on himself. He was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time, and to his assailant, his only “crime” was being a white male.
A grieving male friend of Randalls named Joey Contente told a reporter that Zack wouldn’t have judged his killer:
“From what I’ve heard, this was racially motivated….That makes it even sadder because Zack was truly a person who never saw color in anybody….Zack would be the first person to ask why we are judging him for his beliefs….He would say he (Muhammad) obviously had a mental issue, that his beliefs didn’t cause this.”
So if I’m reading this correctly, Randalls would have forgiven his killer for his beliefs, even if one of those beliefs was that it’s righteous to kill white males such as Zack Randalls.