Imam And Friend Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

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Imam And Friend Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

Post by Didge on Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:54 am

NEW YORK ― An imam and a member of his congregation were shot dead on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports.  Witnesses heard several shots fired near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Queens at about 1:50 p.m., according to the New York Daily News. The two men were found lying in a pool of blood and witnesses said they’d both been shot in the head. The 55-year-old imam, Maulama Akonjee, and his 64-year-old associate, Tharam Uddin, were both pronounced dead later Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Police said the lone gunman wasn’t captured and have not established a motive for the shooting, CBS 2 reported.

Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, told The Huffington Post the Muslim community is in shock. “I’m scared,” Sarsour said. “When you hear these kind of things happening in your community, with the climate we live in, that’s the first thing that comes to mind: You’re afraid. It happened to the leader of the mosque, while he was in his religious garb.”
Several Muslim men reportedly gathered at the scene on Saturday afternoon, telling journalists that they suspected a hate crime.
“For no reason,” Kobri Chowdhury, president of another neighborhood mosque, told the Daily News. “[The imam] had finished his prayers ... Somebody else with him. Just a pure, blind, hate crime.”

Sarsour said the killer’s motivation doesn’t matter ― the fear is still there.
“Even if it turns out it’s not a hate crime, these people are still living on edge,” she said. “When you’re from a poor, immigrant community and English is not your first language, I can see how their fear is exacerbated. People are in shock.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/imam-shot-new-york_us_57af8bdae4b007c36e4f03a1?ir=UK&utm_hp_ref=uk
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Re: Imam And Friend Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:28 am

Local Muslims are blaming Islamophobia stoked by Trump.

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Post by eddie on Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:33 am

Ben Reilly wrote:Local Muslims are blaming Islamophobia stoked by Trump.

Sure it wasn't BREXIT that stoked them?

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:10 pm

There was an imam murdered here in uk earlier this year... loads of waffle about 'racism' and 'hate crime' and 'islamaphobia'...


Then it turned out to be another Muslim who did it!!!



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Re: Imam And Friend Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

Post by Lord Foul on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:25 pm

I assume the various commentators that all know so much, will be telling them that their fear is immaginary, that they are useless cowards for "being affraid"

after all its very rare that this sort of thing happens

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Re: Imam And Friend Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

Post by Original Quill on Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:07 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Local Muslims are blaming Islamophobia stoked by Trump.

New York City Police say they find no evidence of a connection. Could be just a robbery?

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