Attacks Underscore Fears That Anti-Muslim Violence on the Rise
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A string of attacks on Muslims near their mosques this weekend may be a sign of increasing physical violence against worshipers of Islam in the United States. It is a fear many have expressed as the issue of Muslims in the U.S. takes center stage during the 2016 presidential race.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, Muslims in the United States are once again dealing with their own unique set of problems. Adr…
Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim.
Meanwhile, worshipers at a mosque in Houston tell KTRK-TV that a doctor who was trying to attend morning prayers was shot just outside after being approached by a group of three men.
And in Brooklyn, New York, two Muslim teens were beaten outside a mosque during a midnight prayer service early Sunday. Surveillance video shows a suspect punching, kicking and stomping on one of the teens and graphic pictures posted to Facebook show the injuries sustained by both.