SoFla Muslims Fear Backlash From Terror Attempt

May 5, 2010

Author: Amara Sohn

Source: NBC Miami

When news broke late Monday night that a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen had been arrested for the failed Times Square bombing, many South Florida Muslims became worried about a backlash against their community.

"I wished he's not Muslim," said Sofian Zakkout, with the American-Muslim Association of North America in Miami. "There is a great deal of hate crime and prejudice against our community since 9/11."

Zakkout expressed his concerns on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, and minutes later, his e-mail inbox was already filled with hateful messages.