US police did not recognize beaten to death the girl is a victim of Islamophobia

© Photo : Konstantin Almatymyzey with a baseball bat. Archival photo.US police did not recognize beaten to death the girl is a victim of Islamophobia© Photo : Konstantin Solomatin

County police Fairfax (Virginia, USA) did not consider the murder of 17-year-old Of Hassanen, which was returning home after night prayers in the mosque, a manifestation of Islamophobia, members of the local Muslim community achieve the objective of the investigation, writes The Independent.

Suspect in the murder of 22-year-old resident of sterling, Darwin Martinez is already detained by police. According to investigators, at night on Sunday, he entered into a verbal altercation with a group of teenagers returning from a local mosque, — one of them was Hassanen. In the course of the abuse he took from his car a baseball bat and struck the girl several times.

«It looks like the suspect so angry that the dispute escalated into deadly violence,» — said at a press conference, police spokesperson Julie Parker.

According to her, the police ruled out the theory of Islamophobia, because «Martinez did not say any insults» against Muslims. At the same time, the head of the Supervisory Council of the County of Fairfax Sharon Bulova expressed hope for an objective investigation of the case.