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Kenneth Eng Inspired Seung-Hui Cho’s Virginia Tech Killing Spree

by | 3rd, May 2007

cho-seung-hui.jpgAN Asian Supremacist who penned a series of racist columns in an Asian newspaper is now claiming that he inspired Seung-Hui Cho’s Virginia Tech killing spree.

Kenneth Eng, a 23-year-old aspiring science fiction writer, says he would have gone on a rampage of his own while he was a student at New York University if he had been able to afford a gun.

“A part of me wishes I was Cho,” Eng told the Village Voice. “He is my hero.”

Eng showed the newspaper documents proving that he displayed many of the same characteristics that have been used to explain Cho’s rampage, such as stalking female classmates, being institutionalized and worrying university professors with hate-filled coursework.

“Frankly, I was planning on going to NYU and going on a rampage,” Eng told the Voice. “The only thing that stopped me was that I couldn’t afford a gun.”

Instead, Eng limited himself to claiming responsibility for inspiring Cho’s killing spree.

“It’s speculative but I think that there is a good chance that Cho may have read my work,” said Eng. “I might have had something to do with [the VT shootings] because it’s kind of conspicuous that [Cho] would shoot all these people so shortly after AsianWeek published all my articles.”

Eng was fired from his job as a columnist for AsianWeek after he wrote a piece titled “Why I Hate Black People.” AsianWeek removed the offensive article from its website, but SFgate.com listed some of Eng’s reasons as:

  • “Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us.”
  • “Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years.”
  • “Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians.”

Previous Eng columns for AsianWeek included the insightful “Proof That Whites Inherently Hate Us” and “Why I Hate Asians.”

The Voice reports that hours after reading about the massacre Cho published a video on YouTube (that was later removed) saying that it was “the funniest thing I ever read in my life.”

If law enforcement officials needed any more reasons to take Eng off the streets, we are sure Eng would be happy to provide them. Here he is in March babbling about dragons slaying humans on Fox News.



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