Anything happening to a mosque is a major story. But an Iraqi Muslim immigrant running around with a shotgun outside a synagogue is a minor story.
A man arrested in connection with shots that were fired outside a synagogue in Albany, New York, on Thursday has been federally charged, officials said.
Mufid Fawaz Alkhader was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, FBI spokesperson Sarah Ruane told NBC News.
Alkhader, 28, was born in Iraq and is now a U.S. citizen. He recently lived in Schenectady, New York, according to the criminal complaint.
No one was injured in the incident, in which two shots were fired from a Kel-Tec KS7 12 gauge pump shotgun outside Temple Israel around 2 p.m., Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins said. Police don’t know in what direction the shots were fired, he said.
“We were told by responding officers that he made a comment, ‘Free Palestine,’” Hawkins said at a news conference.
The shooter fled but was confronted by another person in a vehicle in a lot, Hawkins said.
“The suspect at that point made some statement to this person who was in the vehicle to the effect of he feels that he’s being victimized,” Hawkins said.
He brought a shotgun to a synagogue, fired it, and he’s the victim. This is the entire “Palestinian” cause in a nutshell.
Mufid Fawaz Alkhader got citizenship, but apparently, he’s also prohibited from owning firearms. That suggests he’s a felon.
Not much else is known about him, but Albany has been a hub for Muslim refugee resettlement including lots of Iraqis.
Here’s a flashback to 2010.
.M. Mohammed was one of the first Iraqi refugees to arrive in the Capital Region.
In the two years since he settled in Albany, approximately 200 Iraqis have followed, fleeing a war-torn homeland. Many of them have received guidance and advice from Mohammed, who speaks fluent English and can help them navigate an unfamiliar culture and bureaucracy.
Mohammed, 27, is active with the Iraqi Refugee Project, which is sponsored by Capital Region Women Against War, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace and the Women’s Association for Family Affairs.
In March, the Iraqi Refugee Project sponsored its biggest event: a spring festival at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany.
We didn’t have to be living this nightmare. It’s a choice. Leftists did this to us and it’s not too late to stop it. But if we don’t, much worse will be waiting for us.