Trump blamed for shooting death of imam, assistant

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Twitter: New York Daily News

Early Sunday morning, the New York Daily News reported that Imam Maulama Akonjee and a friend, described as an assistant, was shot execution-style at point-blank range in Queens.  Local Muslims, the Daily News added, blamed GOP nominee Donald Trump, even though there’s nothing to suggest that’s the case.

According to the Daily News:

Mosque leader Maulama Akonjee and friend Thara Uddin were dressed in Muslim garb when the killer “approached from behind and shot” from point-blank range, said NYPD Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner of the Queens South Detective Bureau.

Akonjee, 55, a married father of three, was a respected religious leader since his arrival in Queens from Bangladesh less than two years ago. Uddin, 65, died about four hours after the attack.

“We are all crying,” said his brother Mashuk Uddin. “There’s so much crying.”

“That’s not what America is about,” said Khairul Islam, a local 33-year-old resident. “We blame Donald Trump for this . . . Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”

BizPac Review added:

Police confirm the victims were not robbed but a source told the newspaper investigators haven’t ruled out a botched robbery because one of the men was found carrying a large amount of money.

Aknojee’ son-in-law is convinced the cold-blooded killing is because the men were Muslims.

“This is 100 percent a hate crime. My father-in-law was an imam, he wore traditional garb all the time,” Momin Ahmed told the New York Post.

According to NYPD Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner, no motive has been determined for the shooting.

“There is nothing in the preliminary investigation that would indicate that they were targeted because of their faith,” he said.

But that won’t stop the Democrat-media complex from trying to blame this on Trump…


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