Horrific Hate Crime: 15-year-old Boy Killed in Front of Missouri Mosque
Last evening, a 15-year-old boy, Adam Hussein, was struck by an SUV while getting into a car outside the Somali Center in Kansas City, Missouri, a mosque in the area.
His legs were severed, leading to enormous blood loss. He was sent to nearby Children's Mercy Hospital, but was declared brain-dead and taken off of life support.
“It became pretty clear that this was not an accidental crash, there is a considerable amount of evidence that leads us to believe it was intentional,” said Sergeant Bill Mahoney.
Local news station Fox 4 talked to witnesses, who have identified the suspect who is now in jail, and have said the man has a history of hating Muslims.
The FBI is holding a civil rights investigation into the case and may deem it a hate crime. It is worth noting that Hussein was the son of the leader of the mosque, and several people with knowledge of the case say the man who is suspected to have killed him had been threatening Muslims for months on Facebook, and pointing guns at them.
“Our family is very destroyed at what happened. He’s a sweet, loving kid. He doesn’t deserve this,” said Khadra Dirir, the victim's aunt. “I’m pretty sure it’s a hate crime from things I’ve been hearing. I hope that someone brings him to justice.”