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Wednesday 18 September 2019

'Leave the matter of Azzam to Allah' - Imam's call for justice

Farewell: Azzam Raguragui's father and mother mourn their son yesterday. Photo: Collins Agency
Farewell: Azzam Raguragui's father and mother mourn their son yesterday. Photo: Collins Agency
Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

Friends of murdered teenager Azzam Raguragui were urged to let justice take its course as they gathered for the teenager's funeral prayer.

The heartbroken family of the 18-year-old gathered at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh to say their final farewell. Mr Raguragui was stabbed to death in Finsbury Park, south Dublin, last Friday.

The service was led by Imam Hussein Halawa who urged young Muslims to "work hard and lead good lives" in the face of the recent events.

He urged them to "leave the matter of Azzam to Allah" and to the gardaí and courts who are dealing with the case.

He said "death comes all of a sudden" and Mr Raguragui would be missed by all in the community. He extended his sincerest condolences to his family.

Mr Raguragui's body was taken to Newcastle Cemetery.

Transport Minister Shane Ross said: "It's absolutely awful for everybody. I just met his mother and father and it is just awful. You always worry about [your children] but you never think it will happen."

Irish Independent

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