US Muslims slam stabbing death of Bangladeshi woman as hate crime
September 3, 2016
Hundreds of people have gathered at a New York mosque to hold a funeral for a Bangladeshi woman, who was stabbed to death in what they denounced as a hate crime.
The crowd gathered at the Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens on Friday to mourn 60-year old Nazma Khanam, who was killed on Wednesday night.
Khanam was wearing a headscarf, when she was stabbed several times by an unidentified assailant.
Her husband, Shamsul Alam Khan, who was walking a few feet behind her, due to inability for having asthma, said his wife screamed that “somebody killed me!” He then found a four-inch blade sticking out of Khanam’s body.