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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 wont 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
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Someone told me about this today. Heartbreaking. I know you cant 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. Id like to think we still can walk. I mean of course I cant 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.
Jihadist bastards..gee I wonder their immigration status
Just another Trump loving, WHITE PRIVILEGED,anti-Semitic, racis....oh never mind. ;^)
stupid nonsensical people....hitting their heads against a wall and wondering why their heads hurt...
its either stop this invasion of the death cult known as islam NOW or we will all suffer...
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.
Doesn't matter, it's LA and LA is a sanctuary city.
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!
It was an assault weapon car. If the bumper doesn’t kill you, the greenhouse gases are bound to.
“Mohamed Mohamed Abdi”
At least his first and middle names are spelled the same.
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"!
DNC Solution? More refugees!
Sadly, NO, they shan’t EVER realize that!
Islam is a war plan.
Diversity is our strength!
There’s no such thing as a “hate crime.”
>>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 >
>>”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.
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