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Imam Is Fatally Shot Outside New Jersey Mosque

Posted on AllSides January 3rd, 2024
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Dakota Santiago for The New York Times

An imam was shot and killed outside a New Jersey mosque early Wednesday, the authorities said.

The imam, whom the governor identified as Hassan Sharif, was shot outside the Masjid Muhammad mosque in Newark. The police arrived at the scene of the shooting shortly after 6 a.m., according to Fritz Fragé, Newark’s public safety director.

The gunman remained at large on Wednesday afternoon, and the motive for the killing was unknown. But the attack on a Muslim leader sent shock waves through the community at a time when Islamophobia is...

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