Emgage responds to attack on New Jersey imam

NEW YORK: Emgage condemns the attack on Sayed Elnakib, imam of Omar Mosque in Paterson, New Jersey yesterday, Sunday, April 9.

Elnakib suffered nonfatal stab wounds following morning prayers.

“That such an attack happened in a mosque and during the holy month of Ramadan makes the pain all the stronger,” said Heba Khalil, Emgage New York’s Executive Director. “We commend the congregants for their quick action in apprehending the suspect, and we wish the imam a swift and healthy recovery.”

Emgage calls for appropriate justice and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.