(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/14) – The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, to investigate what police are calling the “intentional” killing of a Muslim teenager outside a Kansas City mosque. The teenager died Thursday night after his legs were severed when he was hit by an SUV outside the Somali Center of Kansas City. A police spokesman said: “It became pretty clear that this was not an accidental crash, there is a considerable amount of evidence that leads us to believe it was intentional.” A male suspect in his 30s was taken into custody. Police said he had a machete and other weapons. Somali Center officials say a man had been threatening people in the Muslim community for months. According to media reports, that same man pointed a gun at them, threatening to kill them because of their faith. Community members said they recognize the SUV as the one once covered in anti-Muslim graffiti. A photo taken two months ago showed writing on the back window that read: "Quran is a virus disease woreste [sic] than Ebola."
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