Mar 4 2010
Three MUSLIM cousins have been charged in San Francisco with a hate crime and assault for allegedly firing a BB rifle at the face of a man they believed was gay, an attack the men videotaped.
Mohammad Habibzada, Shafiq Hashemi and Sayed Bassam, all 24, (AND MUSLIM) are scheduled to be arraigned today in San Francisco Superior Court. They are free on $50,000 bond apiece. The victim of Friday’s attack was walking on the 3200 block of 16th Street near Guerrero Street about 10 p.m. when a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire with a BB rifle, police said.
The man was hit in the face but refused medical treatment, said Lt. Lyn Tomioka, spokeswoman for the Police Department. He reported the shooting to police, who pulled over a car that matched the assailants’ vehicle a short distance away and arrested the three Hayward men.
Investigators believe the assailants chose the victim because he appeared to be gay. When the men were pulled over, police found a video camera that was used to film the shooting, investigators said.
Authorities are looking into whether the attack was isolated or whether there have been similar BB gun shootings elsewhere in the Bay Area. Police have been unable to find victims to support any additional allegations, but Hwang said, “We believe we have the evidence to show that there was targeting of individuals who they believed to be gay.” SF GATE
Yet the lefties in the gay community are sympathetic toward Muslims and never protest the savage treatment of homosexuals in most Muslim countries.