Antoun (pictured) was a professor of middle eastern studies and considered to be a peace activist.
Somehow, authorities have magically concluded that despite Al-Zahrani having written extensively about the middle east in general and Muslim scholars prior to the 11th century in particular, the murder was not religiously motivated. The DAILY NEWS reports:
Officials said the murder did not appear to be a hate crime and that Zahrani may have had an academic beef with Antoun - one of the advisers on his dissertation.Let's see. A Muslim who has made middle eastern studies a primary focus of his attention, kills an elderly Jewish man and authorities have already determined it's not a hate crime.
"There is no indication of religious or ethnic motivation," said Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen.
Add another victim to the list of Sudden Jihad Syndrome's victims.
h/t to WND