Sharia Madness: Two Mosque Leaders Arrested For Trying To Chop Of Mans Hand

Coming soon to a city near you. Madness at the Mosque.

A leader at a West Philadelphia (USA)  mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday.

Police spokesman Lt Walker said the attack happened after a prayer service Monday morning. Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, accused the 46-year-old mosque member of the theft.The accused immediately denied it, but to no avail. Mitchell and the mosque’s imam carried the accused down a flight of stairs to the backyard of the mosque, a converted house, where Mitchell also lives, Walker said.They put the victim’s wrist on a log, and Mitchell “swung at his wrist, cut through his skin, and cut his tendons, but didn’t make it all the way” because the blade was blunt.

Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man’s hand -police

PHILADELPHIA Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:40pm EDT

Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, who is charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses, is pictured in this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department photo released on July 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Philadelphia Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz, who is charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses, is pictured in this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department photo released on July 18, 2014.

CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

(Reuters) – Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday.

The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.

The officials, described in police reports as the mosque’s imam and amir, dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete, according to a police statement.

He sustained a severe laceration to his right wrist, and was transported to a nearby hospital by medics.

Officers served a search warrant on Thursday on the mosque, located in a house in the city’s Overbrook section, where they arrested Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz. They recovered a 2-foot-long machete from the scene.

The mosque’s imam, an unidentified 35-year-old male, has not yet been located, police said.

Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses.

 

 

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