Not that they won’t try, but if the suspect now being questioned by police is, in fact, the killer of the two Muslims, it could be because of some ongoing feud between Muslims and Hispanics in the neighborhood, and the shooting may have been payback after a group of Muslims from the mosque attacked some Hispanics a few weeks earlier.
NY Daily News The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday. And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said.
The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.
The killer may have gotten sloppy in his haste after pulling the trigger and hit a bicyclist with his car, sources said. The cyclist took down the car’s license plate number and gave it to police, who began tracking down their man.
Members of an NYPD Regional Fugitive Task Force were conducting what turned out to be a “brief surveillance” of the suspect in Queens when he rammed an unmarked cop car, sources said. That’s when officers nabbed him.
One of the Muslim victims was carrying several hundred dollars, police sources said, but the gunman showed no interest in the cash. “It doesn’t look like a robbery because it doesn’t look like he said anything before he shot the guys. The guy just comes up behind and shoots,” the source said.
Cops released a sketch of the suspect and described him as tall and Hispanic with a thin beard, dark hair and glasses. It was unclear whether the person sources said was in custody matches that description. It was also unknown if both men were intended targets.
Khairul Islam Kukon, a community activist and a member of the mosque called out Mayor de Blasio (the most Muslim=pandering mayor in history) for not visiting the site. “It’s been more than 48 hours,” Kukon said. “The mayor has not been here.
Scared Muslims who pleaded for more police protection in the neighborhood immediately suspected the murders were a hate crime. Many said GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric had set the stage for the killings. “We think it’s a hate crime. All this Donald Trump … we have been dealing with a lot of hatred lately,” said Arief Hussain, 23. (Americans hating Muslims has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with Muslim behavior)
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