Muslim Murders His Father Outside Ohio Church on Easter, Yelling, “This Is The Will of Allah!”
I can’t imagine how terrifying this must have been for those attending the church service on Easter:
An Ashtabula man was shot and killed by his son outside the Hiawatha Church of God on Sunday just after Easter services ended.
Richard Riddle, 53, died of a single gunshot wound, Ashtabula County Coroner Pamela Lancaster said. He was the victim of his son, Rashad Riddle, 25, Lancaster and witnesses at the scene said.
Witnesses said Rashad Riddle shot his father as he exited the church. No one else was injured and Rashad Riddle is in police custody.
From a more detailed account:
Children screamed in terror and hid under the pews at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ on Sunday, witnesses said, as an Ashtabula man was shot and killed by his son just after the Easter service.
Richard Riddle, 52, was leaving the church on Hiawatha Street with his wife at about 1 p.m. when his son, 25-year-old Reshad Riddle, approached him and fired a single round from a handgun, instantly killing Richard, church associate pastor Sean Adams said.
About 150 parishioners were leaving the church in recessional. They ducked down at the sound of the gunshot, pushing their children and grandchildren under the pews as Reshad Riddle entered the church, still carrying the gun and yelling that the shooting was “the will of Allah. This is the will of God,” Adams said.
Any faith has extremists and people who just go plain crazy and blame their deity, but these incidents seem to be on the rise in America, and the media reticent to report on the details for fear of being accused of racism or “Islamophobia.”
From someone on twitter in the vicinity when the murder happened:
I saw an old helpless man get shot in the face today my mind is all f**ked up
— T-EZZY(@_TWilliams_14) March 31, 2013