USA: Shooter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque in Meriden is now combatting stereotypes about Islam

Source: http://wnpr.org/post/terrorism-shared-prayer-story-reconciliation-and-religion
 


In 2015, Ted Hakey, Jr., left, a former Marine, fired several shots into the Ahmadiyya Baitul Aman Mosque. Since then, he's become

In 2015, Ted Hakey, Jr., left, a former Marine, fired several shots into the Ahmadiyya Baitul Aman Mosque. Since then, he’s become “more than a brother” to the mosque’s outreach director, Zahir Mannan.
CHION WOLF / WNPR

A Connecticut man convicted of a hate crime is now working to combat stereotypes about Islam.

His story, which made headlines around the world, sprang out of an attack on a mosque in Meriden in 2015.

After a night of drinking, Ted Hakey, Jr., a former marine, fired several shots into the Ahmadiyya Baitul Aman Mosque. No one was injured in the attack. Hakey served six months in federal prison — he was released earlier this year.

Shortly following the shooting, Hakey apologized to — and was forgiven by — members of the Meriden Muslim community.

Zahir Mannan, is the mosque’s outreach director. Speaking on WNPR’s Where We Live, Mannan said, since then, Hakey became “more than a brother” to him.

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