Sorry, know I am late on this one. I just caught this story, but it has all the ingredients for this blog; a Muslim brother living in America goes to Morocco and gets married like the hundreds or thousands of brothers doing so only to find that he cannot escape the violence of the streets in America and is gunned down after fajir and Allah knows best as to why this happened. Inna Lillahi wa Inna raji’u
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Police have made an arrest in a shocking murder that left a newlywed dead outside a Philadelphia Mosque.
CBS 3 has learned 19-year-old Joel McClearly, of North Philadelphia, was taken into custody shortly after the fatal shooting of Quadii Soulmani.McClearly and another suspect who remains on the lam are believed to be responsible for Soulmani’s murder as well as a string of recent robberies.
Soulmani, of West Deptford N.J., was shot to death outside the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society Mosque on Germantown Avenue early Sunday morning.
“It is a real tragedy, (he) was coming to do morning prayers which starts at 5:30 and he seems to have been ambushed, two men came and killed him,” Marwan Kreidie of the Mosque said.
Soulmani was married just over a week ago and had just returned from his honeymoon.
“He had just gotten married, he brought his fiancé over from Morocco, he was a hard-working guy,” Kreidie said.
The search for the second suspect continues. Anyone with information is urged to contact Philadelphia police.
And on another note for all of those who claim that the criminal justice system in America is so fair and can do no wrong read this story of a man in Texas freed after 27 years thanks to DNA evidence and the work of the Innocence Project.