People offer to walk Muslims to and from mosques in wake of fatal shooting

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OZONE PARK, Queens — People are offering to escort Muslims to and from mosques following the fatal Aug. 13 shooting of Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his associate Thara Uddin, 64.

Though it isn't clear yet if the shooting was a hate crime, people on Twitter are still doing what they can to stand with Muslims and help them feel safe.

The hashtag #IllWalkWithYou has spread across twitter with walking offers from people all over the country.

The hashtag was inspired by #IllRideWithYou, a 2014 hashtag used by Australians who offered to accompany Muslims on public transportation after a Muslim gunman held people hostage for more than 16 hours in a Sydney cafe.

The offers struck a chord with some.

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