My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young man. He was in the prime of his life only to have it cruelly taken by thugs at Avenues Mall. Some people were very disturbed by the horrifically graphic photo on the front page of the Arab Times but we must, sometimes, be shocked into realism. And the realism is that there are many underlying problems in the country that must no longer be ignored.
The main suspect, who has been arrested, is a young 22 year old Bedoon man who allegedly stabbed the victim several times.
Very sad indeed.
Am I the only one who sees an alarming increase in serious crime here? I mean, we all say it's safe here but there really are areas that I would NEVER drive in, I would NEVER get in to an argument with these young irritating youths who roam around causing damage and creating a sense of terror among the Asian workers (okay I have done this but I really try not to). Even yelling back at the mad women drivers is a no-no (I do this a little bit too but really shouldn't) because they are likely to call up there nasty brothers to smack you around a bit or smash up your car.
No, I don't feel so safe anymore. But I do feel a sense of lawlessness, helplessness and frustration.