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Imam And His Assistant Shot Dead In NewYork



Imam Alala Uddin Akongi and his eldest daughter.

Imam and his assistant have been killed by a gunman in New York in broad daylight.

The two men were both shot in the head about 1:50 p.m. in Ozone Park.


The victims were named as Imam Alala Uddin Akongi, 55,  a father-of-three, and Thara Uddin, 65

“He would not hurt a fly” said Imam Akonjee’s nephew Rahi Majid


The mosque serves the large Bangladeshi community, Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, moved to the city from Bangladesh two years ago.

The Bangladeshi community is one of the fastest growing in America and, according to one estimate, there could be as many as 100,000 in New York City



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