Muslim leader fears retaliation from attack suspect

Hakim Ouansafi
Hakim Ouansafi

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A 24-year-old man is accused of a brutal attack and trying to set another man on fire.

The president of the Muslim Association of Hawaii fears he is the next target.

Hakim Ouansafi, who is also the executive director for the Hawaii Public Housing Agency, filed a temporary restraining order against Jamal Morris.

Ouansafi is worried for the safety of his family, co-workers, and anyone else who will get in Morris’ way.

The two men who say they were victimized by Morris last week have also filed TROs against him.

Court documents reveal that Morris made a phone call to a former employee, saying the crimes were justified and he intends to get Ouansafi as his next target.

“I am now without a doubt clear that Jamal has full intentions to kill me,” Ouansafi said. “In his twisted mind justifies it as the next step in his mission to eliminate all disbelievers.”

Ouansafi urged the court and law enforcement to take these threats very seriously.

Ouansafi’s TRO request was granted. He plans to go back to court next month to push to make it permanent.

Morris is at the Hawaii State Hospital to undergo a mental evaluation.

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