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Muslims in NJ city fear another backlash after latest attack

November 2, 2017
Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Muslims in Paterson, New Jersey, are fearing another backlash after the latest terror attack in the U.S. — the truck rampage in New York City that left eight people dead.

The man under arrest lived in Paterson.

Muslims in the city of 147,000 people saw a surge in harassment after 9/11 because as many as a half-dozen of the hijackers lived or spent time in Paterson.

A leading imam says that because of the bloodshed in New York this week, Muslims "will be blamed anywhere and everywhere."

 
 
 

 

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