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Suspected New York imam killer charged with murder

Community members pray during the funeral of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin in Queen’s on Monday (15)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

New York police charged a suspect on Monday (15) with the double murder of a New York imam and his friend, in a brutal slaying that sent shock waves through US Muslim communities. Oscar Morel, a 35-year-old Brooklyn man,was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, NYPD detective Hubert Reyes told reporters. Fearful Muslim New Yorkers have demanded stepped-up security and justice as hundreds of mourners attended the two men’s funeral service in the borough of Queens. Maulama Akonjee, 55, who migrated to the United States from Bangladesh, and his friend, 64-year-old…

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