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A local community is devastated and in shock. Following the arrest of Lackawanna resident Arafat Nagi, 44, local Muslim leaders are speaking out.

"People need to recognize that the Lackawanna community in no way, shape, or form wanted any of this to happen and this is not the norm," said Executive Director of Western New York Muslims, Julie Algubani.

Nagi was arrested Wednesday after federal authorities say he pledged allegiance to terrorist group ISIL, used social media to recruit other supporters and allegedly purchased items he planned to use to fight for their cause.


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