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Fatal Shooting Of Imam Outside Newark Mosque Raises Concerns

Posted on AllSides January 4th, 2024
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Imam Hassan Sharif was fatally shot Jan. 3 outside the Masjid Muhammad-Newark (New Jersey) mosque, where he led prayers. The assailant is still at large. The shooting occurred around 6 a.m. Sharif, who was shot twice, was pronounced dead later in the afternoon at University Hospital. The motive behind the attack remains unclear, USA Today reports. Essex County Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information on the shooting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said there is currently no information suggesting the crime was motivated by bias. The...

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