And despite the location and the number of perpetrators involved, both police and media are calling it a robbery.
As if robbery and terrorism are mutually exclusive.
But, hey, Americans can’t be terrorists, right?
A Muslim doctor was shot and stabbed on his way to morning prayer outside a mosque in Houston.
Witnesses said three masked men approached Arslan Tajammul on foot before stabbing him without warning. Then one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him. The attackers then quickly fled the scene.
“It is very scary right now given the current political climate,” Mohammed Imaduddin, a spokesperson for the Madrasah Islamiah Masjid Noor mosque, told ABC 13 news, adding children were outside when the attack occurred. “This is a community place, we have kids that come here, we have people young and old come here.”
Police are investigating the incident as an attempted robbery outside the apartment complex down the street from the mosque.