Ohio: Muslim Who Invoked ‘Islamophobia’ Defense Gets Life for Double Murder

via Ohio Man Who Invoked ‘Islamophobia’ Defense for Double Murder Gets Life in Prison | Homeland Security

A northeast Ohio man who gunned down two men and wounded three others this past February is headed to prison. A jury has convicted him of double murder, and today the jury recommended that the judge hand down a sentence of 30 years to life, sparing him the death penalty:

The judge then gave Nasser Hamad of Howlett, Ohio, a sentence of life in prison:

Hamad had claimed he acted in self-defense during the February 25th incident, and then during the trial claimed that the shooting was due to PTSD. He and his attorney also said that the charges against him were part of an “Islamophobic” conspiracy against him because he is Arab and Muslim.

They repeatedly demanded that the surviving victims of his shooting be charged with hate crimes.

During today’s sentencing hearing, Hamad said that he hasn’t received adequate counsel. Hamad was convicted last week on two charges of aggravated murder and multiple counts of attempted murder.

As I reported here at PJ Media last March, the incident was prompted by a months-long feud between families and taunts by Hamad on social media. The Youngstown Vindicator describes what happened:

Hamad “acknowledged” that the fight had ended at the point where he went into the house and retrieved his gun, the filing says. He also acknowledged that the five were in the van when he walked the 70 feet from his front door to the van and fired nine to 10 shots at the five.

When the bullets ran out, Hamad went back into the house and got a second ammunition magazine. “Again, he did not call 911, lock himself securely in his home and wait for police,” the filing says.

When he arrived at the van a second time, he fired the fatal shot into the back of Josh Haber, 19, while Haber tried to get back into the van. He also fired at Shively and Hendrickson as they fled on foot, the filing says.

Joshua Williams, 20, later died at the hospital. April Trent Vokes, 42, suffered serious injuries, as did Hendrickson. Shively was grazed by a bullet.

One of the surviving victims later committed suicide.

Hamad’s attorney had said that the charges against his client were part of an “Islamophobic” conspiracy by the prosecution:

Hamad’s attorney, Geoffrey Oglesby, filed a motion March 8 to Judge Ronald Rice asking that charges against Hamad be dropped because the prosecution had “not pursued … charges against the three White Americans and has charged the Arab-Muslim American, and they were all involved in the same altercation.”

The filing called the five “a terroristic group set firmly against Hamad because he was an Arab and a Muslim.”

During a bond hearing, Hamad asked the prosecutor if he was a “Zionist Jew”:


6 thoughts on “Ohio: Muslim Who Invoked ‘Islamophobia’ Defense Gets Life for Double Murder

  1. Sharia law has no place in America. This is not a Muslim country and Sharia law has no place in this country, our American Constitution and laws are made by the people and for the people and we should never be judged by any other laws from another country’s ideology.

  2. Finally! A judgement that makes sense! I hope this snake rots in prison, or better yet, is taken out by a neo-Nazi prison gang!

  3. There are more and more criminals trying to invoke sharia law to justify their crimes in the US. It is not fair to allow Muslims or anyone else to immigrate to America without making it clear they cannot live under sharia law if they choose to immigrate to America. I do not know of anyone else except President Trump who is trying to stop immigration of this ideology into our country. I cannot think of a better reason to vote for him in 2020.

  4. Hang the POS from a crane!!!!!!!
    We are not at war with islam but islam is at war WITH US ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    We must strike back with force ..slaughter is. Our only Way out of this cultural war.
    I don’t want my children to live in fear..
    Do you

  5. I wish I were the Prosecutor. Because despite not being Jewish myself, I would have turned to face him with the biggest sh*t eating grin on my face and said ‘yep, I sure am, mate’.

    Would’ve been worth watching him froth at the mouth.

    You’ve got to get your kicks where you can, these days.

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