November 20, 2015
by Rick Dandes, The Daily Item
SUNBURY — The Islamic community in Pennsylvania is living in fear of recrimination and retaliation a week after the massacre in Paris by ISIS jihadists and subsequent terroristic threats against Washington, New York City and elsewhere in the homeland.
Jacob Bender, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Philadelphia, said: “Whether or not something has happened already, the Muslim community feels apprehensive because of some things that have happened in the past, all the way from children being called terrorists and Osama at schools to minor or major vandalism at mosques. With the tenor of the times, particularly with the refugee resettlement question and the issue of Islam being inserted into the presidential campaign, people in the Muslim community are on edge.” Read more…