Imam “killed by IS supporters” over “black magic” healing


A 71-year-old imam, who was bludgeoned to death in February, was killed by two ISIS supporters because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as “black magic”, prosecutors have told a court. Bangladeshi Jalal Uddin was attacked in a children’s play area in Rochdale, near Manchester, on the evening of February 18 this year. The holy leader was targeted after he left the mosque where he usually prayed, before eating a meal at a friend’s house and then walking home, Manchester Crown Court heard on Tuesday (23). “Mohammed Hussain Syeedy, the defendant, and an associate of his named Mohammed Abdul…

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