On April 3rd, 2018 Iranian Muslim, vegan, animal rights activist Nasim Najafi Aghdam entered the headquarters of YouTube and the gun she was carrying mysteriously began shooting.
The gun’s motivation for going off remains a mystery according to the San Bruno Sheriff’s Department.
Initial FBI reports indicate that the gun was angry that YouTube blocked Nasim’s videos for failing to meet its “community standards.” Below is one of videos posted by Nasim that was taken down by YouTube:
Seventeen year-old Parkland student David Hogg during a We Call BS rally shouted, “people don’t kill people, guns kill people.” Hogg’s handlers released the following statement on Nasim Najafi Aghdam:
Once again we see a gun take the life of yet another person. Nasim Najafi Aghdam was murdered by a gun after she entered the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, California. It is unclear if this was an assault rifle or just a gun that went off while in the hands of a wonderful Muslim migrant from Iran who loves animals and was dedicated to the rights of all animals to live a full life.
We see that once again the NRA has the blood of another innocent, Nasim, on its hands. NRA members continue to cling tightly to their religion and guns.
As former President Obama said, “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
The gun used in this assault was clearly bitter, anti-immigrant, religious and anti-tirade [sic]. The gun was clearly frustrated.
Ingrid E. Newkirk, the English-born British-American animal rights activist and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in a press release noted:
We have joined with those who want to see guns taken from the cold dead hands of NRA members. We mourn the death of our beloved PETA member Nasim Aghdam. Nasim was saving the animals to save the planet.
PETA will hold a memorial service for Nasim Najafi Aghdam at its national headquarters, which is a gun-free zone.
Ingrid, Nasim and PETA believe that animals deserve the most basic rights—in particular, consideration of their own best interests regardless of whether they are useful to humans. Animals have told us that they hate the NRA, especially those who hunt them down and eat them to sustain the health and well being of their families. We at PETA do not believe in the ethical treatment of any gun owner or member of the NRA.
Ignorance is strength!
Donald J. Trump, Jr. tweeted the below in response to the shooting at YouTube:
American gun rights lobbyist Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association tweeted the following:
It appears that PETA now has more of its members who have committed a mass shooting than the NRA. Maybe if the people at YouTube were armed this wouldn’t have happened? Just saying. #ArmYouTube
President Trump retweeted Mr. LaPierre’s tweet while eating a Big Mac.
EDITORS NOTE: This political satire originally appeared in Not About Animals magazine. The featured image is of David Hogg, a student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of a February mass shooting which left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, thrusting his fist in the air as he speaks during the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.