Christian convert kills Kansas City teen

Christian convert kills Kansas City teen

Driving an SUV bearing a religious hate message, a Christian convert – who had allegedly been threatening members of the the local Islamic community – ran down and killed a 15-year-old Muslim boy outside a mosque in Kansas City.

According to this report, the victim, Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein, was a sophomore at Staley High School in Kansas City, and a Muslim of Somali descent.

The attacker, Ahmed H Aden, 34, (inset above) has been charged with murder for mowing down the teen. Sources described Aden as a Somali Christian who converted from Islam.

The victim was struck down after he had just finished Thursday evening prayers at a mosque.

Aden also faces additional counts of armed criminal action, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of Sheikh-Hussein.

Aden is alleged to have frequently made violent threats against worshippers at the Somali Center mosque.

Members of the Muslim community told reporters on Friday that in the weeks before the crash, worshippers said they saw Aden’s black SUV painted with threatening messages at the center and cruising around a nearby shopping area.

Sergeant Bill Mahoney with KCPD said:

It became pretty clear that this was not an accidental crash, there is a considerable amount of evidence that leads us to believe it was intentional.

Police said the teen was standing outside a Toyota, about to get in, when the driver of the SUV appeared to intentionally swerve towards him. Reports indicate both of the boy’s legs were severed as a result.

This report adds that Aden fled from the scene after the incident, and waved a machete and what appeared to be a gun at people in the area.  He was taken into custody a short time later.

Aden initially told police he lost control of his vehicle. He later told police he was looking for four men who threatened to kill him.

Aden said he thought a man standing outside a vehicle in the area was one of the men who threatened to kill him, and he turned his vehicle toward the parked vehicle and struck the person, court documents said.

Aden said he did not want to kill the 15-year-old boy but he thought he was one of the people who had threatened him, court documents said.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

Moussa Elbayoumy, the Kansas Chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said members of the targeted mosque had reported recent threats against the community posted on Facebook, and an incident in which the attacker drew a gun on Somali Muslims, to the police. He said:

We understand this person is a known person to the community and had made several threats to the community in the past few months. The local police were informed of these threats … The police came and investigated, and as a matter of fact that young man who died is one of the people interviewed by the police.

We are not sure what the police did, if anything. Did they take these threats seriously and give some protection to the community in the light of these threats? That’s what we want to know.

The first-degree murder charge filed Friday carries a potential sentence of life in prison without parole. Prosecutors say it is too early in the investigation to say if the death penalty may be considered.

In addition to state charges, Aden is also the target of a federal civil rights investigation.

23 responses to “Christian convert kills Kansas City teen”

  1. barriejohn says:

    No – RELIGION is a virus disease “WORESTE ThAN EBOLA”, and this is another tragic example of its effect upon the human mind (with concomitant exhibition of grammar that we have come to expect now).

  2. Broga says:

    Religion keeps the masses in its thrall because so many are ignorant, semi-literate and dependent on what the preachers tell them. Who could accept Christianity as true if they read the bible carefully and with their brains engaged? They choose what they see as the comforting fiction against the freedom of thinking for themselves.

  3. Lon says:

    Well, i mean, if you can’t kill in the name of your dumbfuck religion, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    Christians: which part of Deuteronomy 13:6-10 did Mr. Aden violate?

    Muslims : which part of Quran 4:89 will you now ignore?

    Christian and Muslim apologists: when does refraining from holding people accountable for their actions cause them to behave in a humane fashion?

    Every sympathy to the friends and family of the deceased. Unlike Christians and Muslims, this atheist does not wish death on those who think differently.

  5. Paul Cook says:

    The koran is a book. The only religious book that is a book unlike the babble which isn’t a book at all.
    But a book isn’t a virus- the ideology islam can be likened to a virus.

    Irrespective of that, why would anyone want to run over someone. This seems to be murder rather than religiously motivated, unless there is evidence of the attenders at the mosque have made attempts to carry out the korans directives of killing him for his conversion (not allowed by Islam). I wouldn’t expect that to be a defence to or justification for running over a child.

  6. 1859 says:

    Memes begetting memes begetting memes begetting m…and so on – as barriejohn has said , every religion is a self-perpetuating virus.

  7. Paul Cook says:

    @ Barriejohn

    I like the photo! brilliant. ‘Go USA’. [Apologies to our US cousins].
    There is a you tube video (sorry I don’t have the link -I think he also pretends to be John Howard) where an Australian comic asks Americans to name a country beginning with U. So one says ‘Yugoslavia’/ Others can’t name any. Not one thinks to answer……. USA.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Paul Cook: Here it is.

    It all looks kosher, and the photo doesn’t look photoshopped either (I’m always suspicious these days!). Again, apologies to American visitors; we don’t think they’re ALL like that.

  9. Marky Mark says:

    “apologies to American visitors; we don’t think they’re ALL like that.”

    …I’m not like that, nor are many Americans I know and hang with. I think the atheists here in this country are a silent majority, prob is, many do not vote.

  10. Marky Mark says:

    Here is where the stupid Americans come from;

  11. Newspaniard says:

    Somewhere, I read that 25% of Americans still believe that the Sun goes around the Earth. Defenders of the “free” world. Hmmm…

  12. barriejohn says:

    Newspaniard: I have a feeling that you might get a similar result in Britain today. Have you ever seen Joey Essex? I really thought that he was giving a spoof, Dom Joly-type performance at first – though maybe he is, and has brilliantly pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes!

    Stupid things that Americans believe, with sources:

    There’s a link there to the original Nine Things, and it was “only” 18% of Americans who thought that the earth was the centre of the universe. 3% had “no opinion”!

  13. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: Some ripe choices there. I’ve never heard of Glen Beck until now. They rate the Queen who goes through the motions of the occasional grimace that passes for a smile, waves and loads her feckless sons with medals. Sarah Palin, crazy as ever, rates very high. And Thatcher the milk snatcher is well up the list.

    No mention of scientists or writers. If Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, H.L. Mencken or similar people were mentioned that alone would be proof of miracles.

  14. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Did you see those gullible Americans on the news this morning, bowing nearly to the floor upon meeting Prince William? I’ve never seen the like of it, except in Japan, and America is supposed to be a republic!

  15. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: So sad to see the supposed republic behaving like this. I suppose the royals are part of show biz and the celebrity culture and attract the same attention.

    William is now criticising those who kill wild animals and I would go along with that. However, his own family are amongst the most enthusiastic killers of wild birds and deer in the UK. Charles said he would leave the UK if fox hunting was banned. Unfortuneately, he is still here.. And when they kill wild birds the slaughter is on an industrial scale.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Broga: I used to run a branch of the World Wildlife Fund, as it then was, when I was teaching, and the main campaign was “Save the Tiger”. One-time President was Prince Philip – say no more!

  17. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: His grandson and his mates shot a rare hen harrier a few years ago. Some bird watchers called the police. The guns, barrels still warm were there, as was the dead bird. CPS didn’t proceed because of lack of evidence.

    I was given a prize at school about a big game hunter who shot tigers. In the book he said he had stopped shooting tigers and now protected them. He said, “The tiger is a gentleman.” More than can be said for Philip.

  18. Paul Cook says:

    The reason the chinless wonders shoot defenceless birds and animals is because slavery is abolished, as is flogging criminals, horse-whipping servants, and fagging with hot crumpets in Public School.

    So they do need to kill something.

  19. Cali Ron says:

    As an American, I’d just like to set the record straight. Uruguay starts with a “U”(everybody knows America starts with an “A”). The sun can’t go around the earth because it’s flat. And the whole crew at Fox news can’t stop reminding us about “American Exceptionalism” (we’re the best at EVERYTHING, especially self delusion). OH, and we like to kill anything that moves. For more insight into American’s see Glen Beck.

  20. Paul Cook says:

    Excellent news Barriejohn
    Wills has just said his grand father and his father have championed wildlife conservation for 50 years.
    What utter shit. But, fair play he managed to keep a straight face when he said it.

  21. Barry Duke says:

    What is it about royalty and their passion for killing animals? Remember the case of now-retired King Juan Carlos of Spain?

  22. 1859 says:

    Barry Duke – just look at the picture again. What are those two rifles really? These two are unevolved hominids waving their shooting penises in the air to show what big men they are. Look how powerful we are, we can even fuck elephants! Sick bastards – sorry, I just hate men like this.

  23. barriejohn says:

    Oh, that’s only the half of it. The first President of the WWF (1961) was Prince Bernhard of the Nether Regions, who was a VERY keen hunter!

    There are many conspiracy theories involving Nazis and the Bilderberg Group (of which Bernhard was co-founder), but one doesn’t need to go there to see what is going on in these circles. Bernhard was a thoroughly odious character.