Muslim Voices on the Bomb Attacks

July 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Some British Muslims fear they may be branded as terrorists - in spite of the fact that none of the people arrested by detectives investigating the failed car bombings at Glasgow airport appears to be British.

ABEDA TELADIA, 24, TEACHER, ESSEX "As a veiled British Muslim woman I don't feel safe. When I walk out on the street people look at me as though I have committed a crime, whereas I completely disagree with what these men did.

"There is never any justification for killing innocent human beings, yet myself and my husband suffer verbal abuse from ignorant people who wish to paint all Muslims with the same brush.

"I just want people to know that I don't wear Muslim dress to scare people, it's just to cover me - it's not a symbol of aggression or terrorism."