California: Somali Muslim Refugee Who Tried to Run Down Jews at Synagogue Charged with Attempted Murder

Source: Suspect in Hancock Park Synagogue Attack Will Face Attempted Murder Charges | KTLA

A man accused of a hate crime attack after allegedly trying to run over two Jewish men outside a synagogue in Hancock Park last year is now facing attempted murder charges, officials announced Thursday.

Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, 33, of Seattle, had previously pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon charges as well as the hate crime allegation.

On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon after they were added to the criminal complaint against him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Mohamed allegedly yelled racial epithets at the men as they left Congregation Bais Yehuda on 360 N. La Brea Ave. Nov. 23. Mohamed then tried to hit the two men with his car as they were walking on a sidewalk, prosecutors allege. He then tried to get away, but ended up hitting another vehicle and was ultimately arrested.

Relatives said Mohamed harbors no ill-will toward the Jewish community, according to the Los Angeles Times. One relative told the newspaper that Mohamed is a U.S. citizen who came to the United States as a refugee in the early 90s after fleeing a civil war in his country.

Mohamed had been suffering from schizophrenia since 2015, the newspaper reported, citing medical records. Despite his history of mental illness, he has been ordered to stand trial.

Mohamed faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is charged. The case continues to be investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.


More clarity on the charges from NBC Los Angeles:

Los Angeles County prosecutors filed two new attempted murder charges this week against a Seattle resident who allegedly tried to run over two men last November outside a synagogue in a Jewish neighborhood in the Wilshire area while yelling anti-Semitic remarks.

4 thoughts on “California: Somali Muslim Refugee Who Tried to Run Down Jews at Synagogue Charged with Attempted Murder

  1. “Mohamed had been suffering from schizophrenia since 2015, the newspaper reported, citing medical records. Despite his history of mental illness, he has been ordered to stand trial.” SCHIZOPRENIA?
    I guess he is split between being a human or a moslem!
    ALL moslems who follow mohammad and the koran are insane. every day they are harangued by the imam’s with ideas of rape, slavery, burning, stabbing, beheading and murder of all non-muslims.
    When I study the koran I can feel it putting insane ideas in my head.
    A few days after 9/11 I was driving in Sacramento and saw about a dozen moslem women in their burkas bopping down the street , almost dancing with joy over the attack. I almost circled around with the idea of running them down but sanity prevailed.
    Proscribe islam or be a slave or worse to the sharia!!!!

  2. The man was engaging in jihad. That should get him convicted of all charges. His citizenship should be revoked and he should be deported with no chance of return.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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