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Ex-student stabs imam of Sharjah university, sources say

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The mosque’s imam at the American University of Sharjah was stabbed Wednesday by a former student, sources at the university told Al Arabiya.

The Iraqi imam, Diaa al-Swaidan, was injured at his residence on campus, the sources said, adding that there were rumors that the two had “differences.”

The sources said the police caught the perpetrator and that the imam was at the hospital in stable condition.

The AUS is currently on lockdown, Gulf News reported.