This Man Riddled their Mosque With Bullets, now They’re Forgiving Him*

12 Mar

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This Man Riddled their Mosque With Bullets, now They’re Forgiving Him*

By Jack Jenkins

Just hours after a series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, Ted A. Hakey Jr. slipped deeper and deeper into a drunken rage. Convinced that Muslims were inherently dangerous and overcome with anger, the inebriated Hakey — a retired Marine and resident of Meriden, Connecticut — snapped. At around 2:00 a.m., he grabbed one of his high-powered rifles, pointed it out the window at a nearby mosque, and squeezed off several shots.

Many of the bullets pierced the wall of the Baitul Iman “House of Peace” mosque, leaving holes just feet from where worshippers sat a few hours earlier reading the Qur’an. The chilling episode was the first in an unprecedented wave of anti-Islam incidents that swept the country in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, with an ever-growing number…

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