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Man Who Killed Muslim Teen With Vehicle Had “Islam Worse Than Ebola” Written on Windshield

December 7, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Man Who Killed Muslim Teen With Vehicle Had “Islam Worse Than Ebola” Written on Windshield Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein - Image courtesy of kctv5.com

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A man driving an SUV, who allegedly deliberately ran over and killed a Muslim teenager outside a Missouri mosque had an anti-Islamic message painted on the rear window of his car, police have said.

Ahmed Aden, 34, is accused of intentionally swerving into Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein, 15, as he climbed into a silver car outside the Somali Center in Kansas City on Thursday evening.

Ahmed Aden - Image courtesy of Kansascity.com

Ahmed Aden – Image courtesy of Kansascity.com

Aden hit the teenager – also known as ‘Adam’ – at high speed, nearly severing his legs. The victim was rushed to hospital with severe blood loss and ended up dying a short time later.

Now, police have revealed that Aden had written the words on the back window of his SUV in white paint, which read: ‘Quran is a virus disease worse than Ebola ‘ before driving into the unsuspecting teenager.

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Kansas City police spokesman, Darin Snapp, told The Associated Press that Aden’s black SUV was witnessed by police officers cruising around the area in late October.

The message comparing the Quran to the deadly Ebola virus was already written on the back window, he said.

According to Fox 4 News, the suspect was known to be harassing the mosque’s Muslim community with anti-Islamic taunts and violent threats and messages in the months leading up to the ‘murder’.

Abdisamad, who was a high school sophomore, was on his way to play basketball on Thursday when Aden hit him at such high speed that he ‘flew through the air’, according to a probable cause affidavit.

After crashing into the teen, Aden, who works as a convenience store manager and islocal Somali of Christian faith, reportedly ran over the teenager’s body, before exiting out of the SUV brandishing a knife.

When police arrived at the scene, he began swinging a baseball bat, one witness told officers Aden threatened them with a gun as he tried to flee on foot.

Abdisamad, was rushed into surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital and ended up being taken off life support at his family’s request later that evening after doctors declared him to be brain dead.

Aden was charged with first-degree murder for the crash on Friday. The FBI is investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.

Aden is being held in Jackson County jail, FBI spokesman, Bridget Patton, said: ‘Federal agents are assisting in the investigation and have opened this matter as a federal civil rights investigation as a potential hate crimes violation.’

The police report shows Aden initially telling authorities that he had lost control of his vehicle and accidentally swerved into the Staley High School sophomore.

However, he later changed his story, claiming he crashed into the teenager because he thought the boy looked like someone who had threatened him several days earlier, it is said.

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