August 9, 2010, - 12:34 pm
Hmmm . . . maybe Turkey shouldn’t be so worried that Israel killed 9 of its terrorists on the HAMAS Gaza Flotilla, when it seems the Turks do their own share of killing of their own just to celebrate a wedding. Time for the world to condemn Turkey for the bloodshed of these innocent party-goers.
Religion of Peace: Funeral for Relatives Shot @ Sunday Turkish Wedding
From Hurriyet, Turkey’s English language daily newspaper:
A groom accused of accidentally killing three relatives at his wedding when he fired into the air with an assault rifle in celebration has denied the allegations, news agencies reported Monday.
Eight other relatives were wounded in the incident, which took place Sunday in Akçagöze, a village of Sehitkamil district in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
The groom’s father, his aunt and his aunt’s daughter were all killed, the Anatolia news agency reported.
The incident reportedly occurred when the bride and groom arrived at the wedding ceremony. Groom Tevfik Altun, 25, allegedly tried to fire an AK-47 rifle into the air in an attempt to celebrate the wedding, but lost control of the weapon, firing into the crowd.
Altun and his brother Turgay Altun, 17, reportedly ran away following the shooting, but were later found by the gendarmerie in the house where they had been hiding. The groom denied the accusations as his brother took the blame, claiming he had been the one who fired the assault rifle.
The groom’s father, Arif Altun, aunt Münire Köseoglu and cousin Yasemin Köseoglu were buried in the village cemetery, Anatolia reported.
Injured victims had been taken the Gaziantep 25 Aralik Public Hospital, the Sehitkamil Public Hospital and to the Special Primer Hospital. Isminur Çiplak and Mehmet Altun were seriously wounded and their lives may still be at risk, the Dogan news agency reported.
Police officers took control of the emergency entrances into the hospitals and tried to calm family members to prevent an escalation of the situation. Videos and photographs of the wedding festivities have been seized as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident.
The common practice in Turkey of shooting off guns at weddings has caused many deaths over the years.
Hey, that’s kind of like the punchline to a joke about a shark eating 100 lawyers: it’s a start.
And that’s Your Day in Islamic Natural Selection.
Like I always say, whenever they say it’s a clash of civilizations, they’re clearly assuming there are two actual civilizations. And given behavior like this–which we all know is the tip of the iceberg–that’s a very fallacious assumption.
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