evoked strong reactions.. even Hillary had to put her cent in..
The senseless murders of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin are heartbreaking. This kind of heinous act has no place in America. -H
But alas, it turns out the killer was a local Hispanic and it seems gang connections are more a role to play than national politics..
The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday.
..myohmy there will be broken hearts to mend in the liberal community.
The ADL is urging the NYPD to investigate the shootings as a possible bias crime.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted, “The senseless murders of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin are heartbreaking. This kind of heinous act has no place in America.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city “will bring this killer to justice.”
“This weekend our city was stung by violence that devastated a congregation and unsettled a community. When religious leaders are targeted, we all bear the pain those in Ozone Park feel most personally today. While we do not yet know the motivation for the murders of Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin, we do know that our Muslim communities are in the perpetual crosshairs of bigotry. It remains critical that we work to bridge the divides that threaten to undermine the greatness of our city and country,” de Blasio said in a statement.