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Khaled Awad Update: Student Visa for Egyptian Who Stabbed Massachusetts Rabbi; Roommates Say He Hated Jews

Posted on | July 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Khaled Awad Update: Student Visa for Egyptian Who Stabbed Massachusetts Rabbi; Roommates Say He Hated Jews

When we first reported on this case, authorities in Massachusetts were still mystified about the motive behind the stabbing of a rabbi in front of a Boston-area Jewish school by 24-year-old Khaled Awad. Some readers may have anticipated this latest development:

An Egyptian man who is accused of stabbing a rabbi outside of a Jewish day school in Boston on Thursday overstayed his student visa and lost his legal status on May 14, Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Fox News.
Khaled Awad, 24, allegedly approached Rabbi Shlomo Noginski with a gun and demanded his car keys, at which point Noginski ran across the street to a park, where Awad stabbed him in the arm multiple times.
He entered the United States two years ago for college, but his legal status recently lapsed.
“Khaled Awad, 24, a citizen of Egypt, entered the United States on a student visa in August 2019,” a spokesman for ICE told Fox News. “However, he failed to stay enrolled as required by law, resulting in a loss of legal status in the U.S on May 14, 2021.” . . .
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said her office has launched an investigation into the case but it has not been labeled a hate crime as of yet. . . .
One of Awad’s former friends at the University of South Florida, Eric Valiente, told CBS Boston that Awad was “violent” and “anti-Semitic.”
“He started becoming violent,” Valiente told the local news outlet. “He was very much anti-Semitic. He would say like all types of Jewish jokes. I thought he was joking at first and then I started to see seriousness in his comments.”
Aidan Anderson, a former roommate of Awad’s who is Jewish, told CBS Boston he had to move out and get a restraining order last fall when Awad attacked him in their shared kitchen.
Prosecutors must prove “that a crime is bias-motivated beyond the violent and seemingly targeted nature of the attack” in order to charge a suspect with a hate crime, a spokesman for Rollins’ offfice said. . . .
Prosecutors said in court on Friday that Awad faced charges of battery and theft in Florida and had to be sent to a mental health facility. He had a clean record in Massachusetts.
Awad is currently being held without bail pending a hearing on July 8 to determine if he is a danger to society.

Talk about an open-and-shut case: Jew-hater stabs a rabbi, but you need a court hearing to know whether “he is a danger to society”? And prosecutors aren’t sure they can prove this is a hate crime?

Also, why are we importing Jew-haters from Egypt? Is there a shortage of domestic anti-Semites, so we need to bring them in from foreign countries? Stabbing the rabbis American Jew-haters won’t stab?



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