Muslims want the killer of a 17 year old Muslim girl to be charged with a hate crime. This has now become a common theme among Muslims residing in America. Ever encounter that results in a Muslim being harmed leads to the claim by Muslims that a hate crime has occurred.
Sometimes, it’s just a situation where a person who happens to be a member of the religion of peace acts like a ***hole, and that sets off someone else’s temper.
Excerpt from aljazeera.com
The murder of a teenage Muslim girl beaten and killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque was likely a “road rage incident”, not a hate crime, US police said, prompting outrage from many who say the teen was targeted because of her religion.
Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, has been arrested and charged with Nabra Hassanen’s murder in an incident police say began as a road dispute with a male teenager who was among Hassanen’s group.
“It appears that the suspect became so enraged over this traffic argument that it escalated into deadly violence,” Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker said at a news conference on Monday.
Parker said there was no indication the attack near the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque early on Sunday was motivated by race or religion.
She added that there was no sign that Martinez used racial slurs as he chased the group of teens into a car park, emerged from his car with a baseball bat and struck Hassanen before loading her into a car and dumping her body in a pond in a neighbouring town.
Hassanen’s father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras, told The Guardian newspaper he believes his daughter was killed because “she is Muslim”.
He also told reporters he doesn’t want anyone to feel the pain he feels.
“My daughter is dead, and I don’t want anyone to feel what I feel, to lose your 17-year-old daughter … Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hispanic, whatever,” he said.
Authorities said its findings could change pending an ongoing investigation.
‘Words shape narrative’
Police had announced earlier on Monday that they were “not investigating [Hassanen’s] murder as a hate crime”, provoking deep scepticism among many within the Muslim community.
Abas Sherif, a spokesman for the victim’s family, said Hassanen and the other girls in her group were wearing headscarves, leaving many to believe she was targeted because of her religion.
Online, many expressed outrage over the decision by police not to investigate the incident as a hate crime.
Murder is murder. It’s not like the wetback alleged killer is going to walk free. A Shariah court might mete out a different sentence than an American court, but this is not Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.