It’s another Mahmoud Gone Mad story.
A man who was at the Spring Creek Homeowners Association meeting, who did not want to be identified for safety reasons, tells WAVE 3 he saw Hindi right before he walked into the church. He said he noticed Hindi paused before going in, looked up at sky, and touched his forehead. He said it appeared to be a prayer.
Once Mahmoud got done praying, he began killing.
A man who was inside the meeting and witnessed everything tells WAVE 3, the board wasn’t even discussing Hindi’s property when he stood up and shot board president 73-year-old Dave Meritt. He then shot another board member before a retired LMPD officer was able to take him down. His neighbors showed him thanks for his bravery on his mailbox.
Apparently Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, a Jordanian, thought the Koran should be supreme over the agreement of the homeowner’s association and attempted to enforce that supremacy the old fashioned way– with a shooting spree.
“They are ruthless, selfish and egocentric old couple,” Hindi said of his former next-door neighbors, before citing the Quran, the theory of creationism, and the idea that America has gone to communism.
Mahmoud Yousef Hindi complained bitterly in the past year about his neighbors and an attorney for an eastern Jefferson County homeowners association who had alleged he committed zoning violations in building a second driveway and a fence on his property.
Hindi threatened he would “protect the sacred interest of my kids even if it comes to killing and even if I lose my own life in the course of doing so,” according to court records.
And the story wouldn’t be complete without some bomb threats.
“Dave Merritt went over to try to talk to him nicely and a day or so later, he went to Dave’s house and started waving a gun (and) saying, ‘Don’t you ever come back to my house. There’s explosives in the yard.’ ”
But it’s just as important to remember the victims of the latest act of violence from the Muslim Honor-Shame culture.
Merritt was retired from a federal highway agency and had served on the Jefferson County planning commission, his wife said.
“He was the kindest person who couldn’t hurt anyone,” she said. “He was a hard worker.”
Venkat Ambu has lived on Creek Bend Court across the street from Fisher for two years. He said Fisher was “awesome” — a Korean War veteran who has always been helpful and friendly.
“He’s always smiling,” Ambu said. “I can’t believe how someone could hurt him.”
Like Nidal Hasan, Mahmoud Yousef Hindi was a doctor, which is once again why anyone who talks about stapling Green Cards to any immigrant with a degree should have their head examined… and not by Nidal Hasan or Mahmoud Yousef Hindi either.