Meriden Mosque Shooter Seeks Forgiveness From Muslim Community

mosque-forgivenessMERIDEN — Ted A. Hakey Jr. feared his Muslim neighbors. So much so that in a drunken state on a November night in 2015, he picked up one of his guns and fired several shots at the mosque next to his home.

On Saturday afternoon, Hakey faced his fears — members of Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque — and apologized for the fear and pain he brought to them.

“I was drinking that night more than I probably should have been,” he told more than 50 members and guests who attended a symposium titled “True Islam and the Extremists” at the mosque.

“As a neighbor, I did have fears, but fear is always when you don’t know something. The unknown is what you are always afraid of. I wish I had come knocked on your door, and if I spent five minutes with you, it would have made all the difference in the world. And I didn’t do that.

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE HARTFORD COURANT 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Meriden Mosque Shooter Seeks Forgiveness From Muslim Community

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s