AMAL – Press Release on Hate Crime

The Association of Muslim American Lawyers (AMAL) is devastated by the murder of Ozone Park religious leaders, Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin. Shockingly, the murders took place on August 13 at about 1:50 pm in broad daylight as both men, dressed in traditional Islamic garb, were gunned down just one block from the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque, where the two victims prayed only minutes earlier.
Violence and crimes like the ones against Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin are not isolated occurrences – but rather, they are regular happenings, occurring in an atmosphere of bigotry and divisive rhetoric by public officials and figures. Many Muslims are concerned that this reality, their reality, is not being heard.
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AMAL Press Release on Hate Crime

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