Newark Mosque Shooting: Community Tensions and Solidarity in the Wake of Violence

2024-01-03 18:24:00

According to an email from the Newark Public Safety Press Office, police responded at dawn after a man was shot in one or more shots outside the mosque in this industrial and multicultural city. .

“The victim was transported to University Hospital and is, according to information, in a critical summer,” said Fritz Fragé, director of public safety in Newark, but without saying anything about the possible motive for this attack by ball.

“We are deeply concerned by this incident and pray for a rapid recovery of the imam,” denounced the New Jersey branch of the organization for the defense of Islam and American Muslims, Council on American- Islamic Relations (Cair).

Since the start of the war in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas, the United States and in particular New York and its region, in the northeast of the country, have been shaken by a number of demonstrations, community tensions and some sporadic violence. .

New York City alone, populated by 8.5 million people, has nearly two million Jewish Americans, the second largest population after Israel, and hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

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