A 17-year-old Muslim teen was found dead in Fairfax, Virginia after having been reported missing early Sunday morning.
The teen, identified by relatives to The Washington Post as Nabra Hassanen, was walking back to the mosque to continue Ramadan prayers after having suhoor with a group of four or five other teens when the incident happened.
They were confronted by a motorist as they were walking. All, except Hassanen, fled the scene and ran towards the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque, leaving Nabra behind.
The perpetrator beat Hassanen to death with a metal baseball bat. Her body was found in a pond located a couple miles from the mosque.
"I can’t think of a worse instance to occur than the loss of a 17-year-old on Father’s Day, as the father of a 17-year-old myself," said Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman, according to The Washington Post.
The perpetrator was later identified by the police as 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres.
Torress was arrested on Sunday and charged with murder.
The police have not yet called the murder of Hassanen a "hate crime," according to The Washington Post.
The ADAMS Center urged authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into her killing.
"We call on law enforcement to investigate and determine the motive of this crime and prosecute to the full extent of the law," the center said in a statement.
"We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event. It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth."
The online community was quick to respond to the hate, launching a crowdfunding campaign titled "For Nabra."
The campaign has raised $95,154 at the time of writing.
"It's teenage Muslim girls who are being terrorized"
Standing in solidarity with Nabra
"We need to use correct adjectives when describing evil"
"I can't take this anymore"
"Heartbreaking is too small a word for the loss of this life"
"We must stop this senseless violence"
"Islamophobia is real ... and it's killing us"
In just the first 100 days of Trump's presidency, Islamophobic incidents at U.S. borders spiked by 1,035 percent.
According to preliminary data released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 193 incidents involving U.S. Customs and Borders Protection were recorded from January to March of 2017, up from just 17 cases during the same period last year.
Of the 193, 181 were recorded after Trump's attempted "Muslim ban," which was signed on Jan. 27.
Islamophobia is killing people all over the world
Early Monday morning, a van drove into worshippers near a mosque in North London, killing at least one man and injuring ten others.
A 48-year-old white man was arrested following the attack and eyewitnesses said the driver said he wanted to "kill all Muslims."
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said police were investigating the case as a "terrorist incident," as did the Met Police.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan denounced the mosque attack as a "horrific terrorist attack on innocent people," the BBC reported. It is "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect," he said, according to the Independent.