Skip to comments.Imam, Another Man Killed In Double Shooting After Leaving Mosque In Queens
Posted on 08/13/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT by mandaladon
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) An imam and another man are dead following a double shooting in Queens on Saturday afternoon.
CBS2s Valerie Castro reported Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and a 64-year-old associate from his congregation were each shot in the head while on their way home from a local mosque by a man who came up behind them. The shooting took place near Liberty Avenue and 79th Street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m.
Witnesses said the imam from the Al-Furqan Masjid mosque had just delivered an afternoon service and was walking home with another member of the mosque when both men were gunned down.
The motivation behind the violence is still unclear, but many from the surrounding community who attend the mosque are calling this a hate crime.
After prayer, he taught us how to live peacefully and how to help each other, said Nazrul Islam of Ozone Park.
A family man has been lost and a scholarly imam has been lost and we are devastated and we want peace, said Kobir Chowdhury of Ozone Park.
We feel really insecure and unsafe in a moment like this, said Millat Uddin of Ozone Park. Its really threatening to us, threatening to our future, threatening to our mobility in our neighborhood, and were looking for the justice.
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As if anyone gives a shit.
I want to hear more about him. Was he a radical? Jihadi? And what about the guy who killed him? I want to know more about him, too.
I’m thinking mentally deranged individual.
Here we go.... He was a gentle and peaceful man, loved by the entire community. He preached love and understanding.....
I am also thinking mentally deranged, but what about the shooter.
Workplace violence. If they treat like the islamo mass murders it’ll go away quickly.
Bet you it was another Muslim.
Most likely a Sunni-Shia thing...
Yeah, or he wouldn’t have been a muslim....
Just a little leveling of the playing field.
And we will get another lecture from Obama about how awful we are.
Gee that’s a shame
oh just a random lone wolf, nothing to see here. Cannot jump to conclusions.
That’s almost like Islamic terrorism except for the number of people killed!
Hitlary gang doing it to make trump look bad.
sounds like a “hit” execution style, more like revenge or organized crime
a merely “deranged” person would not make so clean a job of it
I love a happy ending.
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