ST. LOUIS • A Muslim family wants hate crime charges filed against a South County man who allegedly threatened to shoot and kill them as they looked at a house for rent Sunday.
St. Louis County police are investigating the family’s claim that a man, 71, approached the Muslim couple and their four children shortly before noon and yelled, “You Muslim? All of you should die!”
Rabie Ayoub, 37, his wife, Marwah AbdulHussein, 30, and four children ages 3 to 11, of South County, were house shopping on Sioux Drive when the man drove up and parked his vehicle nearby in home’s driveway in the 4800 block of Big Chief Drive. He got out and started yelling obscenities at them, police said. AbdulHussein was wearing a hijab at the time.
The man walked onto the front porch of his home and allegedly yelled, “This state allows you to carry a gun and shoot you.” A police summary says he went inside, got a handgun and pointed it at Ayoub’s vehicle, and said, “You, your wife and your kids have to die. I’m going to take a picture of your plate and come hunt you down!”