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September 16, 2008

Gamil Gharbi

I had not heard of Gamil Gharbi. At least, not by that name. I knew of him as Marc Lepine (via Blazing Cat Fur; I am quoting the first comment to the linked piece). Progressives want you to know Lepine was a man and to consider his behaviour typical and -- by association -- shaming of men. What progressives do not want you to know is, upon reflection, no surprise whatsoever.

Another calculated fallacy indulged by conniving fembot totalists is calling the Montreal mass killer "Marc Lepine" and leading us to believe he was a typical Quebecois Habitant lad.

His real name was Gamil Gharbi, the son of Algerian immigrant Rachid Liass Gharbi and Canadian Monique L├ępine. He spent much of his early childhood (developing years) in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

He gew up in a strict fundamentalist Mid-eastern culture home environment where Gamil's father showed contempt for women and believed that they were only intended to serve men. He was verbally and physically abusive to his wife and children. He discouraged tenderness between mother and child, as he considered it spoiling.

THIS was the culturally conditioned misogynist malevolence that was unleashed at L'ecole Politenique...it sure as hell was not normative North American male values which spawned Gamil's hatred of women...it was cultural and family conditioning but it did not come from a typical Canadian culture or family.

Canadian men have been unjustly scapegoated for the actions of a madman from a misogynist family culture ... I refuse to branded as a contemporary of Gamil Gharbi simply by the coincidence of my sex.

Something else to consider. Every time a spree killing maniac has changed his name from something like Marc Lepine to something like Gamil Gharbi the media insists on using something like the former. Would not want the readership to get the wrong idea about anyone's most devoutly held religious beliefs.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 16, 2008 09:54 AM


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