A man shot and killed three people on the streets of Fresno, California on Tuesday, shouting “Allah Akbar” in at least one of the murders and later he told police that he hates ‘white people’, authorities said.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was arrested shortly after the rampage, whose victims were all white males, police said. Muhammad was also wanted in connection with another killing just days ago, in which a security guard was gunned down at a Fresno motel after responding to a disturbance.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said
“The victims were shot minutes apart in close proximity in areas around downtown. He said Muhammad made other statements to police but he did not disclose them.”
Clearly this guy did not get his gun legally, and all the gun laws in California didn’t protect the people of California because gun laws don’t help. Gun laws don’t change the heart of a killer. If he had not shot them he would have stabbed them to death. As is the habit in the UK and all over Europe. Sayed Ali Ghazvini, who is the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, said the gunman Muhammad was not a member of his congregation and he did not recognize him. The imam said he is consulting with other faith leaders.
“We’re kind of shocked and surprised for what happened,” Ghazvini said.
“We are very sorry for this to happen. We offer condolences for the victims, we pray for the victims and their families.’
Following the shooting, Fresno city spokesman Mark Standriff said county offices were placed on lock down, and people were urged to take shelter in where they were. I wish I could say this Fresno murder by another Muslim yelling Allah Akbar was going to be the wakeup call California needs but I don’t have any hope of that happening.