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Sydney Shias fear beheading after man shot

3 Nov, 2014

The Shia community in Sydney warn that tensions could escalate to an ISIS-style beheading, after an Islamic leader is shot outside his Islamic prayer centre in an industrial part of Greenacre suburb. The preacher is hit in the shoulder and head by pellets hours after people drive past the Shia centre, shouting threats about ISIS. His injuries aren’t life threatening. Shia community leader:

This is a warning, a strong warning. Something bigger could happen. I hear a lot of people in the community warning that something like beheading people could happen here. There is a lot of talk in the community that they need more action from the authorities to prevent this.