Police have released a sketch of their suspect in yesterday's early morning stabbing outside of a Queens mosque. But first the good news: the victim of the seemingly random attack—identified as 57-year-old Bashar Mohammod—is in stable condition despite being bit and stabbed multiple times in the back. In fact, he has been released from the hospital.
According to the police yesterday morning, around 4:45 a.m., a 6' tall, blue-eyed, white male between 35-45 and weighing roughly 180 pounds attacked Mohammod just outside the Masjid Al-Saaliheen mosque as it was opening for morning prayers. According to reports the man was "shouting anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim slurs" while he set upon his victim. As such the attack is being treated as potential hate crime.
Mohammod, originally from Afghanistan, is described as a devout Muslim "who often led morning prayer at the Kissena Boulevard mosque." According to reports he operates a food cart in Manhattan. No arrests have been made in the case so if you know anything about the attack or the man in the above sketch, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).