Mosque demands hate crime investigation despite facts

Muslim community comes together after Queens mosque attack

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) — A community in Queens is coming together to stand up against hate after several people were injured in an attack inside the Jamaica Muslim Center.

Michael Voyard, 26, is charged with assault, criminal mischief and menacing after he allegedly punched several people during afternoon prayer service around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Queens district attorney says the incident is not considered a bias crime, but the congregants disagree.

“He Came inside the mosque, said he was the prophet,” Mohammad Rahman said. “Asking for Koran to show proof that he’s the prophet.”

Do watch the video, the “assailant” is said to have many Muslim friends and his behavior is described by the DA as likely to be drug induced mental instability.

No matter the facts, the Muslims want it labelled a hate crime.

Besides, they already have a crazy prophet, what harm could one more be?