No, of course the story doesn't give the race or nationality of either the attacker or the victim.
As a hint for journalism students in the Pacific Northwest, most people named "Oumar" come from Africa. That might explain the fact that he was "yelling in an unidentified language."
WA man accused of trying to 'sacrifice' girlfriend | Seattle Times Newspaper SEATTLE –
A Seattle man accused of attempting to "sacrifice" his live-in girlfriend has been charged with first-degree assault.
A 26-year-old woman told police she returned to her apartment to find Oumar Lam lying naked on a couch near a candle-lit altar. According to charges prosecutors filed Wednesday, Lam pulled a pillowcase over her head and attempted to suffocate her, cutting her throat, chest, back and shoulder while yelling in an unidentified language.
The woman was able to call 911 but told police she feared that the 31-year-old Lam "was trying to kill her as part of a sacrifice."
The woman underwent emergency surgery at Harborview Medical Center after the weekend attack but is expected to survive.