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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:41 AM

Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque

Source: Washington Post

Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case.

The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston.

Fairfax County police identified the man charged with murder in her death as Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling.

According to accounts from police and a mosque official, a group of four or five teens were walking back from breakfast at IHOP early Sunday when they were confronted by a motorist. All but one of the teens ran to the mosque, where the group reported that the girl had been left behind, according to Deputy Aleksandra Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fairfax-loudoun-police-searching-for-missing-17-year-old-reported-to-have-been-assaulted/2017/06/18/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html?utm_term=.f5d65892abe9

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Reply Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 OP
AgadorSparticus Jun 2017 #1
hlthe2b Jun 2017 #2
hatrack Jun 2017 #3
EL34x4 Jun 2017 #19
Freedomofspeech Jun 2017 #4
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #5
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #7
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #6
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #9
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #10
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #11
Shell_Seas Jun 2017 #12
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #21
jberryhill Jun 2017 #29
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #30
jberryhill Jun 2017 #31
hadEnuf Jun 2017 #32
ck4829 Jun 2017 #14
Initech Jun 2017 #8
Igel Jun 2017 #13
haele Jun 2017 #16
RhodeIslandOne Jun 2017 #18
defacto7 Jun 2017 #17
hamsterjill Jun 2017 #15
Doug the Dem Jun 2017 #20
Eugene Jun 2017 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2017 #23
Duppers Jun 2017 #24
kwassa Jun 2017 #25
truthisfreedom Jun 2017 #26
Catmusicfan Jun 2017 #27
Ace Rothstein Jun 2017 #33
Judi Lynn Jun 2017 #28

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:56 AM

1. Just heartbreaking...

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:19 AM

2. Her picture had me in tears... so young, so earnest, so full of promise.

I have no words...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:32 AM

3. Guess the "unity" and "toning it down" memos didn't get out very far

Horrible.

When will President Shitstain condemn this in a tweet? Oh, that's right, it's not about him, so he won't.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:55 PM

19. Trump will claim we need to build a wall...

...now that we know the suspect is allegedly from Honduras.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:48 AM

4. This is Amurika...

No heart or soul.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:09 AM

5. VICE had shown Muslims buying guns like the Republicans

in self defense.

Many brown people know the ultimate price for living in the land of freedom and security, the #1 greatest country in the world.

Freedom isn't free

But since the suspect is named Darwin Martinez Torres, deplorables will blame immigrants/latinos instead of hate.

Most Republicans are fine with terrorists killing Americans on US soil as long as the victims are brown.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:57 AM

7. I have friend, that I have known my whole life that

would be considered minorities in this country. They are taking up arms and attending classes/sessions on self protection against the police and against hate crimes.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:56 AM

6. This is on the same day as the van in London drove into Muslims...

Hate begets hate.

When I argue with Republican leaning families, co-workers, people on the interwebs; they all say the same thing. They all believe that Muslims (all Muslims) are bad and want to hurt them.

I firmly believe the only way to fix the GOP is through education. But how do we do that if they are hell-bent on not being educated (Betsy Devos)?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:43 AM

9. They don't want to be educated.

They don't want to be enlightened.

They don't want to get along.

They don't want to be tolerant.

They don't want to share.

They don't want to help.


They want what they want and will not stop until they are stopped.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:51 AM

10. Then what's the solution?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:20 AM

11. In my opinion, the first thing is to quit wasting our time trying to appease them

or be like them, like many Democratic politicians have been doing for decades. The other side only sees that as a weakness to be taken advantage of, so it's time to stop that. Completely. No more BS.

They will keep on doing what they are doing until they are politically rendered incapable of doing it. They need to be (peacefully) forced to stop. They do not understand anything except authority. Make them pay for every nasty, rotten deed they pull. Zero tolerance.

Perhaps when they realize they cannot continue to go about like the rampant and boorish thugs they have been acting like, they may start to listen.

But maybe they won't listen, and we need to be prepared to deal with that as well.




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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:31 AM

12. I agree with not trying to appease them,

however I keep hearing that we lost the election because we didn't "embrace" them. But I don't want to embrace them or their mentality....

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:12 PM

21. From what I see, a large portion of the claims that they embrace

are distortions or outright propaganda that most regular people dismiss as such.

Which leads me to believe that Trump did not roar to victory in the way that's being claimed, and apparently many others see it that way as well, ie., the Russia investigation.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:08 PM

29. By "them" and "they" do you mean Latino immigrants generally

Or this one in particular?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 08:44 AM

30. Them or they refers to right wingers in general.

?

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #30)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 08:47 AM

31. The attacker in this case was a "right winger"?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:50 AM

32. If you follow the posts in the conversation I was having with another poster

you will see it had nothing to do with the 17 year old girl.

Does my attitude towards right wingers somehow offend you?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:06 PM

14. Out-organize them

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:33 AM

8. I'm so sick of the extreme hatred coming from the right.

That girl should not have had this happen.

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:49 AM

13. Current suspect being held

is 22 years old, Darwin Martinez Torres. It's reported his Facebook page gives him as a resident of Alexandria, VA, but that his place of origin is in Honduras.

Truly, the stereotype of a RW hater: Young, Latino, immigrant, in northern Virginia.

Maybe he's not the person who did it. One person claims to have witnessed two assailants, perhaps he was one, perhaps not. We don't know.

In my post, there are really just three important words and all the rest is blather.

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:16 PM

16. Some are trying to make this a gang (I've heard MS-13) crime

The fact that a group of teenagers who were of an obvious ethic/cultural group were attacked while leaving their place of worship apparently means the they weren't targeted due to hate of their culture? That it was just another "gang" killing?

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:22 PM

18. The stories are conflicting

One says they were leaving the mosque, the same then says they were leaving an IHOP.

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM

17. This is the point! Too many times we are

taken on some information chase before the data is in. Too many people wrongfully convicted. It's one of the oldest ploys in the book of message control.
We don't know. That's all that should be repeated. The rest is meaningless or maybe harmful.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:12 PM

15. So horrific.

I am so sorry that this happened. I don't know what else to say. It's senseless and it's horrific.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:03 PM

20. Thanks, Trump!

 

You pathetic excuse for a fucking PRIMATE, let alone a man!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 02:37 PM

22. Police say Muslim girl's killing near Virginia mosque was not hate crime

Source: Reuters

U.S. | Mon Jun 19, 2017 | 1:15pm EDT

Police say Muslim girl's killing near Virginia mosque was not hate crime

A man accused of killing a teenage Muslim girl appeared in a Virginia court on Monday morning to face a murder charge, the court clerk's office said, as police said the killing was not being investigated as a hate crime.

Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, was in his car when he got into a dispute with the 17-year-old girl and a group of her friends before dawn on Sunday in Sterling in Northern Virginia, about 30 miles (48 km) outside Washington, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Martinez got out of the car and assaulted the girl, police said.

The girl and her friends were to have their last meal at a nearby International House of Pancakes, a fast-food chain, before fasting for Ramadan, the Washington Post reported.

Her friends sought help at a nearby mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the mosque said in a statement. The mosque added extra overnight prayers sessions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when devout Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-crime-idUSKBN19A232

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:24 PM

23. Killing of Muslim teenager not being investigated as a hate crime, police say

Killing of Muslim teenager not being investigated as a hate crime, police say

By Dana Hedgpeth, Justin Jouvenal and Julie Zauzmer June 19 at 2:58 PM

The death of a Virginia teenager who police say was attacked near a mosque in the Sterling area is not being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.
....

Police had initially said a possible hate-crime motivation was among the things authorities were investigating. But that changed Monday when they posted a message on Twitter saying they were not investigating the case as a hate crime. Authorities did not immediately elaborate on that statement.
....

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues. Follow @postmetrogirl

Julie Zauzmer is a religion reporter. Follow @JulieZauzmer


Detectives believe road rage incident led to Reston teen’s murder. News conference today, time TBD.





We are NOT investigating this murder as a hate crime. http://ow.ly/m4lQ30cHLQE



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:44 PM

24. Road rage???

Sure.



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Response to Duppers (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:29 PM

25. The suspect is Honduran, and speaks no English.

From initial reports, he beat the girl to death with a baseball bat.

This entire story is extremely bizarre, but we have had in the past some outrageous road rage incidents in the DC area.

Not usually in the wee hours of the morning between a driver and pedestrians. There is clearly much more to this story that hasn't been clarified yet.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:31 PM

26. Trump remains silent.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:32 PM

27. Interesting how this isn't being treated as a hate crime/ terrorist act BUT

London is Treating Sunday's events like a terrorist attack.

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Response to Catmusicfan (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:55 AM

33. Because by all indications it wasn't a terrorist act?

Sounds like a severe case of road rage.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:01 PM

28. Unbearable. Hope her family and friends will find peace, in time. It won't be easy. n/t

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