- Aug 21, 2009
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
A lone gunman killed a Queens imam and his assistant as the pair walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers, shooting each in the head from close range, cops and witnesses said.
Both victims were dressed in Muslim garb when targeted by the shooter, who fled the scene on foot and remained at large. Members of the mosque quickly denounced the double homicide as a hate crime.
“That’s not what America is about,” said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. “We blame Donald Trump for this ... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”
Queens imam, assistant fatally shot after leaving mosque - NY Daily News
Sorry to see this. Hopefully they catch whoever's responsible.