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Murder of Imam Leaves NY Muslims Fearful, Seeking Answers

The stifling August heat lay motionless in Ozone Park, a religiously and culturally diverse community in Queens, a New York City borough just 16 kilometers southeast of lower Manhattan. Every few minutes, a roaring A train passes overhead on Liberty Avenue, pausing any casual conversation. Then mostly silence again. Just two days prior, on the sidewalk beneath the subway tracks at Liberty and 79th streets, someone opened fire on two Muslim males — Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his...

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