Muslim teenage girl killed after leaving mosque in US

Local police say the motorist got out of his auto and began assaulting the teenager.Early Sunday morning, remains thought to be those of a teenage Muslim girl were found in a pond in Virginia.Martinez Torres caught up with them in a nearby vehicle park, got out of his auto armed with a baseball bat and began chasing the group, she added. Police say they believe Martinez Torres acted alone and say they are not looking for other suspects.At around 3pm, the remains of a female believed to be the teen victim were found in a pond, said the police. He appeared in court on Monday to face one count of second-degree murder.The attack happened after the victim and several friends walking outside the mosque got into a dispute with a motorist in the community of Sterling, the police said in a statement.ICE has had no “prior encounters” with Martinez Torres, the spokesperson said, declining to provide details on his immigration history due to privacy regulations.Hassanen, who was not very religiously observant, did not normally wear traditional Muslim clothes, her mother said, but had borrowed an abaya from her mom to wear during Ramadan.A awful murder of a Muslim teenager inspired many on the left to blame President Trump and Islamophobia, but the narrative collapsed when more was learned about the murderer captured by police. “Indeed. If you think for a minute that her appearance had nothing to do with this crime, you’re lying to yourself”.The number of anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States jumped 57 per cent a year ago to 2,213, from 1,409 in 2015, the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group said in a report last month.Chaudry, who lives in the Washington suburbs, says the crime has prompted her to forbid her 20-year-old daughter from going out in the middle of the night without a parent.A Virginia Muslim girl, 17-year-old girl Nabra Hassanen, was found dead after reportedly being separated from her friends by a confrontational motorist while walking home from a Fairfax County restaurant. Nabra’s mother said investigators told her that her daughter had been hit with a metal bat, the Washington Post reported Monday.Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, Va., got out of the auto he was driving and assaulted the girl, the police said.”There is nothing at this point to indicate that this tragic case was a hate crime”, said Julie Parker, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department.The All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling said officials there called the police after the girl’s friends ran in for help. Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling has been charged with the girl’s killing.The brutal murder of a 17-year-old Muslim girl that has rocked the country and had sparked cries for justice on social media is being investigated as road rage and not as a hate crime, Fairfax County police said Monday. But police have pushed back against suggestions this is a hate crime.On Monday, Nabra’s friends gathered outside her Reston, Virginia, apartment with flowers.Torres, who has a four-year-old son, is now being held in the county jail without bond.According to the friends who were with Hassanen at the time of the assault, Torres encountered the teens in his vehicle as they were walking home from a Sterling, VA IHOP where they had stopped to eat after celebrating Ramadan at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS). Police arrested Torres after a search.