Arab Social Media Users: Killing of NY Imam Was ‘Christian Terror’
JAFFA, Israel – Despite a lack of information on the killings, Arab social media has been laden with accusations of “Christian terror” regarding the case of an imam and his friend who were gunned down Saturday in Queens, NY shortly after leaving a mosque where they were reciting afternoon prayers.
The victims were identified by the NYPD as Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and Thara Uddin, 65. Both men were shot at close range, just a block away from the mosque. The imam was pronounced dead at the scene, while Uddin died four hours later at Jamaica Hospital.
The shooter, according to Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner from the 106th precinct, remains at large. According to Sautner, the shooter is believed to be a “male with medium complexion dressed in a dark polo shirt and shorts.” – READ MORE