Muslim Leaders Fear Backlash from Allegations that NY Mosque Financed Terrorism

March 6, 2003

Source: Newsday,0,7217083.story

On March 6, 2003 Newsday reported that "a day after allegations that members of a Brooklyn mosque contributed money to terrorists, a Muslim leader said he was happy to report there were no bias incidents against places of worship... But the leader said he was afraid that could quickly change if officials such as U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft continue to make blanket allegations against Muslim immigrants... On Tuesday, area Muslims said they were concerned there might be an outburst of violence against them following allegations that members of Masjid Al-Farooq donated large sums of money to terrorists."