Statement on Murder of Imam Hassan Sharif

NEWARK- It is with deep sorrow and shock that our organization acknowledges the tragic incident that occurred yesterday outside a mosque in Newark, New Jersey, resulting in the untimely death of Imam Hassan Sharif. Our thoughts are with the community affected by this heartbreaking event, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and congregation of the Imam during this difficult time.

In times of increased threat and fear within our communities, it is imperative that we stand united against violence and intolerance. This tragic incident emphasizes the need for heightened security measures and vigilance to ensure the safety of individuals in places of worship.

We call upon law enforcement authorities to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into this incident. It is crucial that those responsible for this act of violence are swiftly identified and brought to justice.

Now, more than ever, it is essential for our community to come together in support and solidarity. We must strive to create an environment where every individual can practice their faith without fear. Let us work collaboratively to address the root causes of such incidents and build a society that values peace, understanding, and respect for all.

As an organization, we remain committed to fostering an inclusive and safe community, and we stand ready to provide support to those affected by this tragedy. Together, we must work towards a future where everyone can worship freely and without apprehension.