CAIR-FL: MOSQUES REFLECT ON PADILLA’S ISLAMIC EDUCATION
Altaf Ali, the head of the Council of American Islamic Relations in South Florida, says that because of the way visitors might tarnish a community mosque, local Muslims have become suspicious of new arrivals.
“Muslims are starting to look at newcomers with different eyes,” Ali said. “People are starting to wonder if this will be a person who will do something and paint the whole community with a broad brush. There is a lot of fear being associated with certain places of worship because of the negativity associated with different places.”