Teenage Muslim girl killed near Virginia mosque, police say not hate crime

Teen found dead after suspected kidnapping near Virginia mosque

Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, was in his auto when he got into a dispute with the 17-year-old girl and a group of her friends before dawn on Sunday in Sterling in Northern Virginia, about 30 miles (48 km) outside Washington, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Authorities have said an angry driver attacked Nabra with a baseball bat, put her in his auto and took her to another location where he attacked her again.

Martinez chased the youths into a parking lot, emerged from his auto with a baseball bat, and struck Hassanen, she said.

The illegal alien did not have any previous run-ins with ICE before he allegedly murdered Hassanen. Police have described it as a road rage incident and say there's no evidence to suggest it was a hate crime.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl from Fairfax, Virginia, was kidnapped and beaten to death while on her way to a local Muslim community center with a group of friends.

In a message on Twitter, the Fairfax County police said that suspect was angry about a bike that was in the road, but it is unclear what the argument was about.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas.

"Our investigation at this point in no way indicates the victim was targeted because of her race or religion", police added.

Hassanen's murder struck close to home for many Muslim Americans, who are celebrating the final days of the holy month of Ramadan.

"His anger over that earlier encounter then led to violence when he hit Nabra with a baseball bat", Parker said.

Abas Sherif, a spokesman for the victim's family, said Nabra and all the other girls in her group were wearing Muslim head coverings and loose Islamic robes when the driver approached.

Nabra's friends told police the man assaulted her.

More than 40 Muslim families live together in the quiet Cedar Ridge apartment complex. Torres was arraigned Monday in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and ordered held without bail pending a July 19 court appearance.

"He killed my daughter because she is Muslim".

Hate crimes against Muslims in the United States rose by 57% in 2016, to 2,213, up from 1,409 in 2015, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. But one of them, Nabra, was left behind and was later reported as missing to the authorities. "That's what I told him", the 60-year-old father said.

The girl's father, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras, of Reston, said his daughter was a friend to everyone. But a statement sent to CNN from the Virginia Lt. Governor's office said that "detectives and relatives believe the body found is Nabra Hassanen". "Then I'm going to forgive him and leave him to God's fate".

The case could be prosecuted in Loudoun County, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman said.

Social media have been flooded with shock and resentment, with Muslims calling on authorities to investigate the murder as a hate crime.



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