Bashir Ahmad

Man charged with attempted murder in hate crime outside Flushing mosque
Man charged with attempted murder in hate crime outside Flushing mosque
Police Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 4:26PM

A November hate crime case has been cracked and a Forest Hills man charged with attempted murder. Late last year, Bashir Ahmad, a devout Muslim from Afghanistan, was attacked and repeatedly stabbed outside of his local mosque, Masjid Al-Saaliheen in Flushing. Bernhard Laufer was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. β€œHe hit me [...]

Shameful act
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 4:27PM

How – and why – in 2012 would someone do something so heinous? Bashir Ahmad was just minding his business, opening up his local mosque, when a cruel and heartless attacker jumped him from behind, leaving the innocent man with staples in his leg and stitches in his thumb, forehead, the top of his head [...]