If you didn’t know, Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his assistant, Thara Uddin, 64, were shot on Saturday afternoon near their Queens mosque, Al-Furqan Jame Masjid. It was broad daylight. The men were shot in the back of their heads.
While New York police are searching for a suspect, we who wish to see an end to violence (and hate speech) can do something. We can let our local Muslim communities know that we stand with them, and that if need be, we will walk them to their mosques so that they can worship and pray in peace. If you’re on Twitter, the hashtag is #IllWalkWithYou.If you know a mosque in your area, contact them. Most have emails.
Here is a list of Islamic centers in Connecticut.