Aqab Hussain used his car as a “lethal weapon.” And according to MyFoxDetroit in 2011, Saddam Mohsin, who was charged with attempted murder in a hit and run, “rammed the officer intentionally.” Then there was New York City cabdriver Mohammed Azam, who ran over two of his passengers for no apparent reason. Another cabbie, Hassan Daly, who was described as a “devout Muslim,” plowed his cab into a crowd on a sidewalk in San Diego, injuring over 24 people. Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar explicitly grounded his hit-and-run in the teachings of the Qur’an. Munir Muthana told the police who arrested him that “the Muslims will fix this country.” Omeed Aziz Popal, we were told, was suffering from stress from an arranged marriage. Ismail Yassin Mohamed, we were informed, was mentally ill, suffered from depression, and hadn’t being taking his medication. And Muhammad Teshale, according to “law enforcement officials,” “did it to be famous.”
Certainly there are a lot of hit-and-run and incidents involving people hit by cars that have nothing to do with Muslims, but in the cases listed here there is a degree of intentionality in these that we do not usually see. In this case, there was enough to suspect Muzzafar of gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians. That may be all there is to it. There are just so many cases like this.
“SF Police Arrest Driver For New Year’s Eve Collision That Killed Girl In Tenderloin,” from CBS SF, January 2 (thanks to Oliver):
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) “” San Francisco police Thursday released the name of the man arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for a pedestrian collision on New Year’s Eve that killed a 6-year-old girl and and left her mother clinging to life.
Syed Muzzafar, 57, of Union City, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk for striking 6-year-old Sophia Liu at about 8 p.m. Tuesday at Polk and Ellis streets in the city”s Tenderloin neighborhood.
Sophia, a woman and another child were in a crosswalk when Muzzafar allegedly turned right and struck them, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Sophia succumbed to her injuries at San Francisco General Hospital while the woman suffered life-threatening injuries and the other child is expected to survive, police said.
Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes the Tenderloin, said the other two victims were Sophia’s mother and brother and that the motorist identified himself as a driver with the transportation company Uber which matches passengers with private cars via a smartphone app.
“As we start the new year, we as drivers must take our responsibility with care,” Kim wrote. “Pedestrian deaths are senseless and avoidable.”…
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Fahey said Muzzafar was booked into custody early Wednesday morning and was released after posting bail at about 11 p.m.