Common sense. “Bombing victim calls suspects” mom “˜vile,– by Christine McConville for the Boston Herald, June 19 (thanks to Paul):
A Boston Marathon bombing victim hospitalized for weeks after the blasts lashed out at the mother of the accused bombers, calling Zubeidat Tsarnaeva “vile” for her jihad-laced rants and denials.
Michelle L”Heureux, a 38-year-old John Hancock consultant, told the Herald yesterday it’s time to stop being “politically correct” and speak out “” making her one of the first victims to stand up to the terror-talking Chechen family.
“I feel a little bit of hatred towards her. I think she is a vile person,” L”Heureux said of the mom. “If you don’t like our country, get out. It’s as simple as that.”
L”Heureux lost most of her left knee in the blasts, and 30 percent of her hearing in her left ear. Her left arm is riddled with shrapnel scars, and there’s a piece of metal still inside her leg. She was 8 feet away from the first blast on Boylston Street. She came to the city to see her boyfriend cross the finish line.
“To come in and hurt all these children and people. … I don’t know any other religion that kills for their religion and think they are going to heaven. That part’s tough to understand,” she said.
Still, L”Heureux says she feels mostly pity for accused 19-year-old bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
“I”m not mad at him. It’s more pity. … He’s a child. You”re not born with that much hate. You”re indoctrinated into that,” she said.
“I”m anxious to hear what he has to say what his reasoning was. I can guess what it’s probably going to be, but I want to hear it,” she told the Herald.
L”Heureux, who can only walk a few steps each day, hopes the bombings lead to more open lines of communication.
“A Muslim terrorist bombed us, and people need to start talking about that more, instead of being so politically correct,” L”Heureux said. “The more politically correct we are, and the more “˜Oh, let’s not hurt their feelings,” the more they”re going to be able to do these type of things.
“If I ever have children, I don’t want to be afraid that something like this is going to happen to them in our country,” she said. “We”re a civil society. We shouldn’t have to worry about walking your children down Boylston Street, and being blown up by a bomb.”
L”Heureux said her dad spent 30 years in the Navy and Army, including during the Vietnam era, “then his daughter gets hurt by this.” She said it’s time for the U.S. government and police to get their acts together.
“It’s very frustrating to me that our government is not talking to each other,” L”Heureux said, referring to dropped intelligence about slain bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. “It looks like it could have been prevented, or something could have been done to help this situation. I hope we learn from that, so that there are not more people like myself.
“That’s what I hope comes out of this more than anything, that nobody else gets hurt like this, none of us deserved these injuries.”