Lone gunman’s actions blamed on Donald Trump before any facts are known



A terrible double murder where two men were shot in the back of the head by a lone gunman has shown a very different side to a media usually very reluctant to speculate on motivation or to blame anyone until the facts are known.

The Media has rarely allowed blame to be put on the teachings of Islam or on any hate preacher who has preached violent jihad against infidels even after the facts are known, yet it was not slow to use selected quotes in order to slander the one politician trying to do something practical to protect America from terrorism. By the time this post is published more facts may be available but when I wrote it late Sunday afternoon there was still only speculation.

?That?s not what America is about,? said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. ?We blame Donald Trump for this . . . Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.?

A high-ranking police source said the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force would investigate, but it was ?too early to say? what the motive was.

A second source said investigators were looking into the possibility of a botched robbery because one of the men was found carrying several hundred dollars.


A Queens, NY imam and his assistant were both shot by a lone gunman on Saturday as they left prayer services at the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Ozone Park.

The New York Daily News reported that both men were shot in the head at around 1:50 p.m. in broad daylight. Police have not released the victims? names, only reported that one man is dead and the other is seriously injured.

Outside the mosque a group of congregants gathered to grieve and commiserate.

?That?s not what America is about,? said resident Khairul Islam to the Daily News. ?We blame Donald Trump for this?Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.?

Witnesses said the two men were walking together when a single gunman walked up to them and opened fire. The shooter is described as ?tall and dark-skinned, carrying a large handgun, and wearing a dark blue shirt and short pants.?

…?For no reason,? said neighborhood resident and leader at another nearby mosque, Kobri Chowdhury. ?He had finished his prayers?Somebody else with him. Just a pure, blind, hate crime.?


At a press conference, police said there was no indication the victims were targeted because of their religion. However,?members of the Bangladeshi community served by the mosque said they want the shootings to be treated as a hate crime.

More than 100 people attending a rally at the shooting site Saturday night chanted “We want justice!”

Sarah Sayeed, a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff, serves as a liaison to Muslim communities. She attended the rally and said, “I understand the fear because I feel it myself. I understand the anger. But it’s very important to mount a thorough investigation.”

Khaled Rahman, who also was there, said he believes the shootings were an attack “against our religion” and he hopes police increase security around mosques.

Shahin Chowdhury, a worshipper at the mosque, said members of the community had felt animosity lately, with people cursing while passing the mosque. He said he had advised fellow community members to be careful walking around, especially when in traditional clothing.

He called the imam a “wonderful person” with a voice that made his Koran readings especially compelling.


Police confirm the victims were not robbed but a source told the newspaper investigators haven?t ruled out a botched robbery because one of the men was found carrying a large amount of money.

Aknojee? son-in-law is convinced the cold-blooded killing is because the men were Muslims.

?This is 100 percent a hate crime. My father-in-law was an imam, he wore traditional garb all the time,? Momin Ahmed told the New York Post.

NYPD Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner said no motive has been determined for the shooting, meaning it may be premature to call it a hate crime.

?There is nothing in the preliminary investigation that would indicate that they were targeted because of their faith,? Sautner said.

Hundreds of?a people gathered Saturday night at the mosque to denounce the killings and shout,??We want justice!?