A Muslim activist was killed during Ramadan by a gang of youths on a busy London street.
Taqui Khezihi, 21, of Algerian descent was murdered while fasting on Tuesday 6 August. He died as a result of a fatal stab wound in what the police described as a “brawl” next to Ealing Broadway Station around 3.15pm.
Taqui and his brother Borhan Khezihi, 24, were both heading to a store when a gang of black males approached him. According to Borhan, Taqui told his attacker “leave me alone, I’m fasting”.
Borhan was stabbed on the shoulder but Taqui received a fatal stab wound that pierced his heart. His brother confirmed that he witnessed Taqui say before he died, “Allahu akbar Allahu akbar” and said his shahadah.
Paramedics were later called to Gunnersbury Lane, a mile away from the scene, where the paramedics tried desperately to resuscitate Taqui who died moments later.
Taqui was part of the “”Friday Show – How to start practicing Islam” You Tube channel. The following clip is of Taqui advising Muslim youth to turn to Islam and was recorded in 2010.
Today police charged three men with murder, attempted murder and grievous bodily harm: Tayyib Younis,19, of Northcote Avenue, Ealing, Alex Henry,20, of Home Farm Road, Hanwell, and Cameron Ferguson,19, of Ranelagh Road, Southall.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.