Silverman will attend the funerals today on behalf of AJC, a global Jewish organization that pioneered outreach to the Muslim community in the U.S.
"Spending time, speaking with some of the men who knew and admired Imam Akonjee was especially heartbreaking," said Silverman. "We stand with this traumatized community, and offer much support and understanding for healing."
The New York Police Department is pursuing a suspect, and has yet to determine his motive. "Bringing the killer to justice must be an utmost priority," Silverman said.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee