Aug 26 2010
Well, his name IS Omar!
NY POST A drunk barged into a Queens mosque last night and urinated on prayer rugs, cops and witnesses said.
Evening prayers were disrupted at the Iman Mosque on Steinway Street in Astoria when the unhinged man “came in with a beer bottle in his hands, clearly very intoxicated,” said Mustapha Sadouki, who was attending services.
“He fumbled over to our rugs where people were praying” and then committed the despicable desecration, Sadouki said,
The man, identified as Omar Rivera, had allegedly been drinking for five days, a police source said — and when found by worshipers, told them: “My sister’s dead.”
He then stumbled out onto the sidewalk, where he was grabbed by two members of the mosque who called 911 and held him until cops arrived, the source said. Cops took him to a hospital and later charged him with criminal trespass. “He stuck up his middle finger and cursed at everyone,” said Sadouki, 43.
“No one can pray now because the rugs are completely soiled. It was disgusting.”