The Imam’s Widow

ProPublica’s Rahima Nasa reports on the August 2016 murder of Alauddin Akonjee, a Bangladeshi immigrant and imam who was shot to death in Queens. Oscar Morel, a Dominican man who was convicted for the killing, never revealed a motive for the crime, but Akonjee’s family argues that the killing was a hate crime against Muslims. Minara Akhter, Akonjee’s widow, said, “There’s another judgment day for when he will have to answer for his crimes.”

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