Greek priest bashed on head with tire iron for not lookin’ ‘Merican

I know, I know, I shouldn’t have to explain to those miserable bags o’ offal Coulter and Malkin (”[P]eas in a jihad-inspired pod”? Really? Fuck, I want to snipe her ass for writing that.) why running around screeching “Islam sucks!” ain’t the greatest idea in the world right now, but I didn’t quite expect to have a glaring example of why restraint is called for come tumbling into the news so quickly:

Marine reservist Jasen Bruce was getting clothes out of the trunk of his car Monday evening when a bearded man in a robe approached him.

That man, a Greek Orthodox priest named Father Alexios Marakis, speaks little English and was lost, police said. He wanted directions.

What the priest got instead, police say, was a tire iron to the head. Then he was chased for three blocks and pinned to the ground — as the Marine kept a 911 operator on the phone, saying he had captured a terrorist.

We are a nation of idiots. [hat tip justlen]

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Bruce grabbed a tire iron from the trunk, hit Marakis four times over the head and chased him about three blocks before pinning the priest, police said.

In a 911 call, Bruce made a derogatory comment about a man he said was a terrorist and was trying to rob him and had grabbed him in a sexual manner, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

When officers arrived, police say, Bruce told them he heard the man say “Allahu Akbar” – Arabic for “God is great.”

“That’s what they say before they blow you up,” Bruce said, according to police.

Ya know, because them Greeks love yelling “Allahu Akbar” right before they go for the weiner. That’s why I stopped going to the restaurant down the street, even though I love their spanakopita.

UPDATE: Betty Cracker has more in the comments below…

It was probably a familiar combination of ‘roid rage and wingnuttery. Oh, and Bruce is featured in racy beefcake poses (NSFW) on the internet. Well, I never…

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Translation please. Not clear as to what’s disgusting. Does Terry Ann think spanakopita is some kind of Arabic swear word? Or could it be the pic of Ed Morrissey I linked to in the comments?  That’s a terrible thing to say, Terry Ann!

UPDATE: Here’s video of local news coverage including a press conference with Bruce and his lawyer. They’re sticking with the sexual assault defense.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More local news coverage (w/ video) here.  This was interesting…

Bruce has retained the services of prominent attorney Jeff Brown. At a news conference, Brown said he and his client will fight the charges. Bruce also claimed Marakis made sexual advances towards him.

“We want to know how this man dressed in a robe and sandals got in a secured parking garage approached the Lance Corporal and then reached for his genitals. We believe the surveillance tape will clear the Lance Corporal of the allegations against him,” Brown said.

Police say surveillance video of the scene will be released after an investigation. But, they say it depicts a slight man (Marakis), being chased by a 6’3” man (Bruce).

There’s a special place in hell for Bruce and Brown if they’re lying and when you read that Bruce told 911 he was “pursuing a Taliban terrorist,” it’s pretty much certain that they are.

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donnielex wrote:
Something is wrong with this story- however the time to start chasing muslims with tire irons is fast approaching.

Christ.

UPDATE: The above comment has been deleted from the WLTX web site.

Posted by Kevin K. on 11/11/09 at 08:11 AM • Permalink

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It was probably a familiar combination of ‘roid rage and wingnuttery. Oh, and Bruce is featured in racy beefcake poses (NSFW) on the internet. Well, I never…

Betty, well, that certainly puts things into perspective. I’ll add those links to the post. Thx.

I love how much s@#t this guy tries to throw against the wall to see what will stick when it comes to excuses…

We’ve got self defense, terrorism, gay panic…

Thank God Betty didn’t find my racy beefcake poses.

Christina Hendricks keeps those close to her ... heart, Len.

and had grabbed him in a sexual manner

Dream on freak cake.

I must note GI Schmoe’s victim was still able to outrun him. Hard to swing a tire iron effectively when you’re squealing like a little girl I reckon.

I knew it was only time before Sully linked to this.  It has two of his favorite things: beefcake and Michelle Malkin.  Usually they don’t go together.

I knew it was only time before Sully linked to this.  It has two of his favorite things: beefcake and Michelle Malkin.  Usually they don’t go together.

C’mon, have you seen Ed Morrissey? Dude is sizzlin’.

In 2007, Bruce was accused of pushing a tow truck driver in the back and chest when his Jaguar was about to be towed, records show.

A 26 year old Marine reservist driving a Jaguar? What do reservists make these days? Not many 26 year olds make enough money to buy a Jaguar. Not legally, anyway. He must do well in his night job.

They’re sticking with the sexual assault defense.

Ah yes. Because everyone knows Al Qaeda is mooslim for Teh Ghey. When I think of the countless innocents who heard the savage cry of “Allahu Akbar” before they were sent to heaven by an surprise knob polishing, my heart bleeds.

Bob Allen must be his attorney.

Whoops, my bad.

We want to know how this man dressed in a robe and sandals got in a secured parking garage

When Jesus returns, he’s going to totally dis Florida.

We believe the surveillance tape will clear the Lance Corporal of the allegations against him.

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But, they say it depicts a slight man (Marakis), being chased by a 6’3” man (Bruce).

This is going to be more fun than the Whitey Tape.

The idea that he thought that a Greek priest wanted to hold on to a dick with one hand and pull the bomb trigger with the other as he blew himself up is so fantastical that you have to wonder if this porn-star wanna-be has any other insane plotlines in his mind. It could be a whole new school of fantasy. “Marine Worldview Dreams.”

We only need 10 more fReichtarded Marine Reservists who like to flash skin and we’ll have enough for a beefcake calendar!

I like how he almost reiterate through all the knee-jerk stereotypical excuses in the book; homophobia, terrorism and Islamophobia, what else he missed? I really want to know his thought processing from the second he spotted the “holy” man to the moment his brain somehow processed the guy as a terrorist threat. Indeed, a mind reels.

Everything about this guy - especially the manly photos - screams out Republican stump-jumper.

This is just more of watching the conscience and logic of Americans “snap” when nothing makes any sense.  So many of the “snappers” are in the military.  hmmmm….

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