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Men Dressed as Islamic Women Commit Crimes In Philly

April 26, 2012  | 

Photo: FBI
Photo: FBI

A recent wave of bank holdups and a homicide committed by men dressed as Muslim women has prompted the Philadelphia-area Islamic community to offer a $20,000 reward for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

The Majlis Ash Shura, an organization representing the membership of 71 masajids and congregations in the Philadelphia area, was joined by elected officials at a news conference Tuesday at City Hall, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The latest bank robbery occurred on March 20 at the Sovereign Bank branch located at 8310 Stenton Ave. Two subjects entered the bank at 12:23 p.m. and presented a threatening demand note to the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the subjects left the area on foot, according to the FBI.

The suspects are described as African American males, thin builds, approximately 5-foot-10-inches tall. Black clothing that covered their heads and bodies.

Tags: Philadelphia PD, Armed Robbery, Bank Robberies


Comments (5)

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Leonard Mather @ 4/26/2012 7:13 PM

Do the Muslim women get driver's licenses in Philly? Do they expose their faces when siting for the photo? If not, then the state of PA is at fault here for allowing an inroad for Shariah Law. Are they allowed to drive with the Hijab and face covered? It seems like an easy prediction for criminals to adopt such garb, as it offers complete anonymity. I hope they thieves shouted aloud Allah Akbar! after collecting their loot.

michael @ 4/26/2012 9:26 PM

I'm sorry, you can't wear that crap here in this country. If you don't like it the US Government will pay for you to go back home one-way. And for you idiots that started to wear this crap here because you thought it was cool........too bad take it off.

doc1time @ 4/27/2012 6:37 AM

Saw this coming back when Florida Supreme Court upheld a Muslim woman's "right" not to have to show her face for her Drivers License photo, and the "right" to not have to show her face to Law Enforcement if stopped and questioned.

Frank @ 4/27/2012 9:17 AM

How much fun is it to wake-up every morning and deal with a bunch of religious fanatics bent on hell to kill us all or take over the USA? I wonder when Cultural Diversity started in this country if they saw this mentality coming. This is not my idea of Cultural Diversity for the 21 Century. I prefer to seethe old Immirgration laws of the 70's guide us thru this mess. We are becoming unraveled as a society with all these different cultures and their ideas.

Bob@Az. @ 5/7/2012 8:41 PM

So does this mean I don't have to show my face in court? Or to walk into my "house"? Can I not show my face while at work? Hell no. Try tellin' your LT you have to cover your face because of a religous belief.

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