SORRY CAIR, no Islamophobic ‘hate crime’ here: Police arrest two sons in grisly murder of their Bangladeshi Muslim parents in San Jose

golamrabbi1Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, 22 (photo right), was reportedly found Wednesday in Tracy and was booked in the killings of Golam and Shamima Rabbi, who were found shot to death Sunday afternoon at their Lucas Court home. Maybe they thought the parents weren’t Islamic enough?

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Mercury News  The couple’s 17-year-old son, who was initially interviewed after the deaths, was arrested Wednesday in San Jose, police said. The older son is being held without bail at the Santa Clara County jail. The younger son has been booked into Juvenile Hall.

Hasib Rabbi, whose listed in jail records as Hasib Golamrabbi, is being held at the Count of Santa Clara Jail without bail. He was booked Thursday and is due in court Friday. His 17-year-old brother, who has not been named, is being held at a juvenile detention center after being taken into custody in San Jose.

An earlier photo of the family
An earlier photo of the family

Investigators had previously said that the Rabbis were likely killed by someone familiar to them and that the Rabbis, who are active in the local Islamic and Bangladeshi communities — they worshipped at the nearby Evergreen Islamic Center — were not the victims of a hate crime.

The case took a national profile in recent days as sources told this news organization and other local media that next to the bodies was a disturbing message scrawled in ink: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”

Family members wait on Lucas Dr. as San Jose police investigate a double homicide
Family members wait on Lucas Dr. as San Jose police investigate a double homicide

HEAVY  The couple moved to the United States from Bangladesh several decades ago. Golam Rabbi worked as an engineer and also taught at a local junior college, according to his Facebook page.

Shamima Rabbi was an accountant who graduated from San Jose State University in 1995, according to her Linkedin profile. She worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Terrasat Communications, Nuanace Communications and ArrayComm.

Golam Rabbi’s Facebook page shows several photos of trips the couple took, including to Canada, China and their native Bangladesh.