Mosque Imam Shot and Killed by Extremists in New Jersey, USA Featured

By Gamal Khattab January 05, 2024 2229

 

What Happened?

 Extremists killed the imam of a mosque in New Jersey. Two prosecutors in the state said that the imam was shot outside the mosque in Newark early Wednesday morning. The police are still trying to figure out who did it and why.

The Imam's Condition

The imam was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot. The police haven't said why this happened, but the Director of Newark Public Safety confirmed that they received a call about a man being shot. They are doing everything they can to find out what happened.

Investigation Underway

The police have confirmed that the man who was shot was the imam of the mosque. They have started an investigation to find out who is responsible for this terrible act. Photos from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) show police cars outside the mosque.

Call for Information

Dina Sayed Ahmed, the director of communications for CAIR in New Jersey, is really worried about what happened. She is asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to contact the local police right away. It's important to help the police solve this crime.

Rising Islamophobia

CAIR has noticed that there has been an increase in hate crimes against Muslims in the United States. This is really sad and unfair. They believe that this increase in violence is connected to the recent conflict in Al-Aqsa and the ongoing aggression against Gaza.

Government Response

Last November, the White House announced that they would create a plan to fight against Islamophobia. This is important because many Muslim Americans are feeling unsupported due to President Joe Biden's support for Israel's actions in Gaza. It's crucial for the government to address this issue and protect everyone's rights.

Source: AFP