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Posted on 11/26/2018 8:32:18 PM PST by TigerClaws

Original title: Man Faces Hate Crime Charge After Yelling Out Slurs, Trying to Hit Congregants With Car Outside Hancock Park Synagogue: LAPD

A man is facing a hate crime charge after allegedly yelling out anti-Semitic slurs and trying to hit Jewish congregants with his vehicle outside a Hancock Park synagogue over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Monday. Mohamed Mohamed Abdi is seen in a booking photo released Nov. 26, 2018, by Los Angeles police.

Mohamed Mohamed Abdi is seen in a booking photo released Nov. 26, 2018, by Los Angeles police.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. Nov. 23 after an event at Congregation Bais Yehuda, 360 N. La Brea Ave.

Two men, 37 and 57, were walking toward Oakwood Avenue when the saw a man in a vehicle yell out expletives "referencing their Jewish heritage," LAPD Deputy Chief Horace Frank said Monday. The men saw the driver, identified as Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, run a red light, make a U-Turn and accelerate toward them. The men hid behind a traffic light pole and an electric box to avoid getting hit, Frank said.

Abdi allegedly tried to hit the men again before attempting to drive away, but he crashed into another vehicle in the area. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

At some point, the men alerted authorities, who responded to the scene and arrested Abdi. Police found a knife in Abdi's vehicle, Chief Michel Moore said.

Abdi, 32, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and faces a special enhancement of a hate crime, officials said.

Abdi is a U.S. citizen from Somalia, but had only been in the Los Angeles area for only a few days, Moore said. He lived in the Seattle area for several years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Frank told the newspaper that Abdi renter a car and drove south last week, but his reasons for doing so were unclear. Frank noted that the nature of the attack echoes recent terror incidents using rented vehicles, which was "very concerning." Congregation Bais Yehuda is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

Congregation Bais Yehuda is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

The chief added that while there is no evidence that Abdi was working on a larger attack, the LAPD and FBI are looking into his background, recent travel and social media history.

"Hate in America is on the rise," Moore said. "That has to change." He said that part of that change includes making sure that victims of hate crimes speak up and report any hate speech or actions.

Last year, there were 223 reported hate crimes in the city of Los Angeles, compared to 231 reported so far this year, Frank said.

Young Israel of Hancock Park's security coordinator, Matthew Kest, told the Times that someone shouted, “The Jews won’t be around for long,” at a congregant who was biking to the synagogue earlier this month.

On Nov. 7, LAPD arrested a man accused of accosting at least three Orthodox Jewish women and pulling off their wigs in Valley Glen.

The recent rash of local anti-Semitic incidents follow a mass shooting that left 11 dead inside a Pittsburgh synagogue in late October.

"This type of hate and violence will not stand," L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz said about the Nov. 23 incident that occurred in his district. "My colleagues and I will do everything in our power to make sure that our communities are protected and secure. We will continue to fight anti-Semitism and bigotry, and we will continue to shine light on the darkness of hate." Related stories

Hate Crimes Increase by 17 Percent, FBI Report Shows Police Arrest Man Accused of Forcibly Removing Orthodox Jewish Women’s Wigs in Suspected Hate Crimes in Valley Glen Attack on Synagogue Stands as Reminder of How Common Hate Crimes Are

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1 posted on 11/26/2018 8:32:18 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

SPJNK.


2 posted on 11/26/2018 8:35:22 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: TigerClaws

Someone told me about this today. Heartbreaking. I know you can’t “walk while Jewish” in Paris, but not in LA??? This is very sad. I live near a couple orthodox shuls w/Eruvs and on all sabbaths and holidays the whole family can be seen walking to synagogue. I’d like to think we still can walk. I mean of course I can’t walk in a maga hat, but I had hopes sheitels and yarmulkes were still respected around here with nearly as many Jews as in Tel Aviv.


3 posted on 11/26/2018 8:40:25 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: TigerClaws

Jihadist bastards..gee I wonder their immigration status


4 posted on 11/26/2018 8:40:31 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TigerClaws

Just another Trump loving, WHITE PRIVILEGED,anti-Semitic, racis....oh never mind. ;^)


5 posted on 11/26/2018 8:41:51 PM PST by nopardons
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To: TigerClaws
Jews....but yet they keep voting for the rats.....

stupid nonsensical people....hitting their heads against a wall and wondering why their heads hurt...

6 posted on 11/26/2018 8:45:27 PM PST by cherry (official troll)
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To: nopardons
there will not be any country willing to protect Jews... not any country ABLE to stop the onslaught.....not anymore....

its either stop this invasion of the death cult known as islam NOW or we will all suffer...

7 posted on 11/26/2018 8:47:58 PM PST by cherry (official troll)
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To: cherry

I don’t get supporting massive Muslim migration in Europe or here in the U.S. At some point, the ‘useful idiots’ that supported that (Jews, gays, feminists) to defeat the Christian West will realize they had the most to lose all along.


8 posted on 11/26/2018 8:48:43 PM PST by TigerClaws
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"..gee I wonder their immigration status."

Doesn't matter, it's LA and LA is a sanctuary city.

9 posted on 11/26/2018 8:49:59 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: TigerClaws

OMG! LAPD found a KNIFE in his vehicle! Was it one of those fully auto semi auto’s with a 20 inch blade KaBar?
WOW! Probably with “COP Killer Bullets” in the 20 round sheath. Swoon!


10 posted on 11/26/2018 8:50:54 PM PST by TaMoDee (The Pack will be back in 2018! Go Pack!!)
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It was an assault weapon car. If the bumper doesn’t kill you, the greenhouse gases are bound to.


11 posted on 11/26/2018 8:54:03 PM PST by TigerClaws
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“Mohamed Mohamed Abdi”

At least his first and middle names are spelled the same.


12 posted on 11/26/2018 8:58:01 PM PST by map
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To: cherry
What about Israel?

Except for the Orthodox, Hasidic, and some Conservative Jews, the trend to vote for DEMS and even faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar lefty candidates, is the Jews' own downfall. And the secular Jews are THE worst of the lot; they aren't Jews at all and eating certain foods most assuredly does NOT make them "Jewish"!

13 posted on 11/26/2018 8:58:39 PM PST by nopardons
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To: TigerClaws

DNC Solution? More refugees!


14 posted on 11/26/2018 8:59:16 PM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: TigerClaws

Sadly, NO, they shan’t EVER realize that!


15 posted on 11/26/2018 8:59:41 PM PST by nopardons
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Islam is a war plan.


16 posted on 11/26/2018 9:00:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TigerClaws

Diversity is our strength!


17 posted on 11/26/2018 9:02:37 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: TigerClaws

There’s no such thing as a “hate crime.”


18 posted on 11/26/2018 9:08:29 PM PST by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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>>A man is facing a hate crime charge after allegedly yelling out anti-Semitic slurs and trying to hit Jewish congregants with his vehicle outside a Hancock Park synagogue over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Monday. Mohamed Mohamed Abdi is seen in a booking photo

sounds like a Trump voter < /sarc >


19 posted on 11/26/2018 9:10:05 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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>>”Hate in America is on the rise,” (Chief) Moore said. “That has to change.”

must be a Democrat stooge to blame Trump and not Obama’s pro-Islamist policies in bringing antisemitic Somalis to America.


20 posted on 11/26/2018 9:12:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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