Hanau shooting: Caller tells James O'Brien he's "relieved" attacker wasn't Muslim
21 February 2020, 12:28
This Muslim caller admits he's relieved the terror attacker in Hanau, Germany was not Islamic.
Nine people died and five were wounded following two shootings at shisha bars.
"Whenever I hear anything about terrorist attacks I just wait to find out if it's not a Muslim and I just find it a relief when it's not a Muslim," Zuber said, "we fear any kind of terrorist attack. There's relief when we hear it's not a Muslim."
He said the media's negative portrayal of Muslims imprints on peoples' minds and forms a narrative of common thinking.
James reflected that unfortunately a narrative shift won't happen because outlets want to sell newspapers and people have the spotlight thrust upon them if they're controversial.
"I'm a practising Muslim...but my life is like anyone else's life, I just try to get on and look after my family," Zuber said, calling the negative narrative "a bit scary."