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18 Jan, 2015

Muslims in America are hearing backlash from Paris attack – McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON — Islamic community leaders in North Texas want extra police and FBI protection for hundreds of Fort Worth-Dallas Muslims who’ll be attending a conference Saturday on combating Islamophobia after the group received multiple threats involving guns and possibly dynamite.

Muslim leaders in Ohio said they’d reported last Sunday to federal officials that they’d received a call from a man who threatened to destroy a Central Ohio mosque. On Thursday, Duke University in North Carolina canceled plans to allow a Muslim call to prayer from a campus chapel bell tower after receiving threats of violence from anti-Muslim groups.

Last week’s Paris attack happened on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, more than 3,500 miles away, but many in the Muslim community here say they’re feeling the backlash as if it happened in America.

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