Saturday, February 20, 2016

Imam of a Manchester mosque killed

An Imam of a Manchester mosque in the United Kingdom has died after after being found in a children's playground with a serious head injury. He was found by passers-by with a severe head injury in the playground shortly before 9pm on Thursday after returning from evening prayers. 
Many suspect that he may have been a victim of hate crime.Msoque

Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, said: “The news that a popular local Imam from Rochdale was murdered last night returning from prayers at a local mosque is shocking and tragic. 
"Whilst it is too early to speculate about the circumstances of the murder we would urge the community of Rochdale to stay united and calm." 
Mr Shafiq added: "We pay tribute to him and his unique contribution to our community in Rochdale. We offer our sincere condolences and prayers to his family, friends and the wider community. 
"We would urge all local Mosques in Rochdale to consider emergency security precautions and facilities to help local people return home safely from the Mosque."
A police investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding his death. 

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