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Mosque leader arrested in hand-chopping



Published: Sat, July 19, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA

Police say a leader at a west Philadelphia mosque is under arrest after he was accused of trying to chop off the hand of a mosque member he suspected of stealing money from prayer jars.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Merv Mitchell was arrested Thursday evening at the Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim.

Lt. John Walker said Mitchell, the mosque’s amir, and the mosque’s imam after prayer service carried the accused man to a converted house behind the mosque where Mitchell lives.

There, Walker said they put the victim’s wrist on a log and Mitchell chopped it with a machete, severing skin and tendons, but not the entire hand.

Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, was charged with aggravated assault.

The victim will require reconstructive surgery. Police plan to arrest the imam.


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1billdog1(1230 comments)posted 2 months ago

This kind of thing just makes me want to convert to Islam as my personal religion. NOT!!! I just can't believe these people. WTF?

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