Religious argument leads to stabbing

Hussein McKenny, 27, stabbed his brother-in-law on Christmas Even after he said Allah instructed him to commit murder.



An Augusta man stabbed his brother-in-law on Christmas Eve after he said Allah instructed him to commit murder, according to a police report.

According a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Hussein McKenny, 27, was at Bon Air Apartments visiting his sister Rashida and Tarig Mu Meen Nasrullah about 8 p.m. Tuesday when the stabbing occurred. Deputies said Hussein followed Nasrullah, 34, into the bathroom where he was shaving and stabbed him repeatedly.

Deputies arrived to find the victim naked and wrestling McKenny away from the knife.

The victim’s wife told police her brother had texted her two weeks earlier saying he had a revelation about her husband, but she had deleted the message because it upset her.

While being treated for injuries, police said, McKenny told doctors he stabbed Nasrullah because he was a fake Muslim and had tainted his sister, who was a pure Muslim.

McKenny continued to say he was the prophet Muhammad and that Allah told him to murder Nasrullah a few weeks earlier.

McKenney has been charged with aggravated assault.

Nasrullah was also treated for injuries sustained during the incident.