Let's read the helpfully provided article, shall we?
“In some cases, the deceased may have committed acts of violence against others before they were killed. Perhaps they were domestic abusers, perhaps they threatened or killed others. This possibility is not something to shy away from. The protest against police brutality extends to the innocent and the guilty alike, because we know that no matter the crime, justice and due process don’t come from a cop’s bullet,” Abidi said while reading the eulogy.
Okay, that makes sense, I see where you're coming from there. Basically saying that even the obviously guilty deserve a fair trial. Gotcha.
Among the names on the list was Artan. Those in attendance said they did not condone his actions, but some said they have compassion for the attacker, who expressed feelings of anxiety related to how he was perceived as a Muslim.
“You can understand where an act of violence comes from without condoning that act of violence,” said Pranav Jani, an associate professor of English.
Okay, sounds good. Sounds kinda like a popular tenet of Christianity, actually - 'love the sinner, hate the sin'. I like that they're able to say "this person did terrible things" without immediately jumping to the conclusion of "because he's evil". Let's explore why
these people did terrible things. Good idea.
“Abudl Razak Ali Artan was a BUCKEYE, a member of our family. If you think it is ok to celebrate his death and/or share pictures of his dead body and I see it in my timeline, I will unfriend you. I pray you find compassion for his life, as troubled as it clearly was. Think of the pain he must have been in to feel that his actions were the only solution. We must come together in this time of tragedy. #BuckeyeStrong #BlackLivesMatter #SayHisName”
I, personally, think it's coming off just a tiny bit too strong to ask us to think of the pain he must have been in, but it's certainly a legitimate viewpoint to make. And I too believe that we shouldn't be celebrating the death of anyone, no matter how terrible.
So, um, with the article duly read... what exactly are we supposed to be up in arms about?