This photo shows members of the Muslim community praying outside the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque in Ozone Park after two members were killed in NYC’s Queens borough on Saturday. The gatherers reportedly shouted, “We want justice!” after the incident, which claimed the lives of two peaceful men.
The facts of the case are grim. Imam Maulama Akonjee and his associate, Thara Uddin, were each shot in the head outside the mosque. They both died in what members feel may be a hate crime against the Muslim religion. The two men were headed home after their afternoon prayers, and witnesses told authorities they heard shots fired, and a man with a large handgun was reportedly spotted barrelling down the street after the incident.