div>JUST IN: Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, 20 years old from Minneapolis, is being held on 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault— Brandi Powell (@bpowellKSTP) November 13, 2017
Press release from Bloomington Police on Mall of America stabbing. pic.twitter.com/CfUDi6lYM4
Suspect Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman is in custody after two victims stabbed at the Mall of America yesterday. He was allegedly caught redhanded in the middle of a robbery in the dressing room at Macy's.
There are still a lot of questions: Who is Abdirahaman? What motivated the theft? Is he a practicing Muslim? Where is he from?
It's reported that the suspect and victims didn't know each other -- but were the victims Muslim? After all, if Abdirahaman is a faithful Muslim surely he knows that Islam allows for theft against non-Muslims: Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men's hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path (Quran 48:18-20).
In other words, Quran 48:18-20 allows for a Robbery of Peace.