California Man Suspected of Vandalizing Islamic Center

Scott Smith, Yahoo! News, December 27, 2014

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Christmas day, causing investigators at first to suspect a hate crime, police said Saturday.

But relatives of the 28-year-old suspect, Asif Mohammad Khan, came public to say that schizophrenia–and not hatred–led to the unfortunate incident. “It is a case of mental illness,” said his sister, Samia Khan. “There’s no question about that.”

Asif Mohammad Khan has been booked into jail on charges including felony vandalism for more than $10,000 in damage done Thursday to the Islamic Cultural Center and a nearby medical office.

In the search for a suspect, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer had said that the broken windows and bleach poured on an American flag inside the Islamic center appeared to be a hate crime. On Saturday, Dyer said that investigators interviewed Khan, and their theory has changed. “It was obviously not as we thought,” said Dyer, adding that police will let FBI agents decide whether hate-crime charges are warranted.

Khan confessed, telling officers he was upset with people at the Islamic center for talking down or bullying him, Dyer said.


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  • phillyguy

    somebody tell me ,what the hell is this Arab doing in this country?

    • IstvanIN

      On a positive note he is handsome and clean-cut looking.

      • The Dude

        He certainly doesn’t look like the typical Muslim. Probably why folks at the Islamic center bullied him.

        • Zimriel

          He looks like what my tribe might call a “schlub”. A loser. And they come in all colours, including my own.

        • IstvanIN

          I was being sarcastic…………

          • The Dude

            Haha okay. He is quite handsome though.

      • Reynardine


  • superlloyd

    If in doubt blame evil, racist YT.

  • Asif would be much happier in the Middle East, where everyone is crazy. He’d fit right in.

    • LHathaway

      haha, I just finished reading your comment after reading the article about the indian expert who blames whites. . . If Whites are the new jews Arabs just may be the new Whites. . . .

  • Russell Watson

    Funny how I’m not the least bit surprised by this…

  • John Ambrose

    So they’re saying he suffers from “mental illness.”
    If that’s the case, the ultimate reason for his schizophrenia may be that like many Muslim Arabs, he is significantly inbred due to generations of arranged cousin marriages. The absolute refusal by the media-academic-political industrial complex to allow open discourse on group differences in an country that claims to have “freedom of speech” is the reason we’re having these problems. What pray-tell does a mentally ill Muslim have in the way that’s positive to offer any first world nation?! Only a country that’s gone stark raving mad would permit someone like him into their territory.

    • Reynardine

      Mental illness is a key component of Semitic religion.

  • dmxinc

    As usual, “California Man,” sure we’d be described as the equivalent if I lived in some province of China, Mexico, or Japan. No, we would be described as “White American” criminal foreigners.

  • dd121

    The leftists will leave no stone unturned trying to find the perfect racist they can persecute. The previous attempts were completely out of tune.

  • Samuel_Morton

    The profound disappointment by the national media that this vandal wasn’t white is palpable. I can feel the heartbreak of every justice warrior out there.

    • Anna Tree

      Yes nowadays criminality depends on who does the crime, not the crime itself. As we can see in Ferguson with rioting and looting.

      There is no logic that we tell ourselves that “broken windows and bleach poured on an American flag in an islamic center” is not a hate crime if done by a muslim but a hate crime if done by a non-muslim or a white. Similarly if the crime was done by a Hispanic on Cinco de mayo, then I scratch my head thinking if they would have blame the Hispanic at all LOL Silly me, it would have been the whites again.

  • Who Me?

    Of course, since it was “the Islamic community” that was victimized, they wanted it to be a hate crime in the worst way. But the perp’s middle name is Mohammad, and he’s just not QUITE white enough to be charged with a hate crime. Better luck next time.

    • SentryattheGate

      Exactly! They were awfully quick to deem it a hate crime, but Major Nidal Hassan’s murder of 13 plus 33 wounded (some paralyzed) was “workplace violence”.

      • Weisheit77

        Funny how that works.

      • Tim

        The shooting on the army base was one of my eureka moments. I live about a hundred miles from there. When it happened I ran outside and told the Hispanics working on my girlfriends house. I asked if anybody had family members stationed there. They looked at me and laughed that I would think they were American or even cared about it. I walked back inside red faced. I would have fired the lot of them then and there but it wasn`t my job, my money or my crew…

    • Zimriel

      The name “Khan” gives him away as a Sunni from Pakistan.

      • Charles Martel

        Or a Star Trek villain!

  • John Smith

    This is typical – these types want to perpetuate the “oppression” myth and need to keep it going when it falters from a lack of action on the part of native citizens. Blacks do it all the time, hanging nooses, burning crosses and painting racial slogans to pretend they are under attack by whites.

    • LHathaway

      They do it to arouse racial hatred of whites. Since that’s job one at universities today that aspect of these incidents goes unnoticed. In the end authorities will say it was ‘for a good cause’ and that ‘the incident could have happened’. It may inspire a small march or vigil on campus or in the community. They will use the incident to further ‘raise awareness’.

      • John Smith

        And to create further oppression and reverse discrimination against whites.

        • RebelliousTreecko

          Why would they want to reverse discrimination against Whites?

          • John Smith


  • Zimriel

    I get the feeling that the Shii Hizbullah will find a use for this guy.

  • bilderbuster

    This reminds me of the many times Rabbis or Jewish people are caught painting swastikas on their temples or on collage campuses.

  • JackKrak

    “California man”

    Yeah, “Asif Mohammad Khan” is right out of a Beach Boys song.