Imagine being filled with so much hatred that you gleefully target and brutally murder another human being because they are happy and, wait for it....white.
Moroccan migrant Said Mechaout, now an Italian citizen, did just that.
The 27-year-old confessed to the murder from February 23rd, claiming that he actually sought out his victim because he wanted to kill a white man who was close to his age.
Mechaout told authorities, “I hit a white, based on the obvious fact that a young Italian would have caused a sensation,” he continued, “I looked at him and I was sure he was Italian. I wanted to kill a guy like me, take away all the promises he had, children, remove him from his friends and relatives. "
He then explained why he chose the location of the attack: “I sat on a bench. I smoked a couple of cigarettes. People were passing by. I chose that place because you can run away immediately.”
So what other factors did he consider when choosing a victim? He wanted someone who appeared to be "happy" because he wanted to take everything from them.
Once the victim, Stefano Leo, walked by and matched all the criteria, Mechaout jumped up and stabbed him in the throat.
“I saw that he was trying to breathe. He collapsed after making the stairs, trying to get some air. He knelt and then fell to the ground,” the migrant explained.
Mechaout initially got away with the murder. However, he turned himself in a little over a month later, claiming that there were voices in his head telling him to kill another white man.
Italian investigators released a statement that the Moroccan was acting out of despair because he has recently lost his son and girlfriend, as well as the inability to hold down a permanent job.
Trust me, I get the whole despair thing. We all hit rock bottom from time to time and we have to climb back out. However, we don't act out like an animal and start killing people who are a different race than us simply because we are jealous of their happiness.