SILVER SPRING, Md. — American Muslim groups have been quick to distance themselves from the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly opened fire at Fort Hood, leaving 13 people dead and 30 others injured…

Corey Saylor, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based advocacy group, said the group expects an initial increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric and incidents.
“Our hope is that once the emotion passes and the investigation tells us more about his motives, everyone will go back to remembering that all Americans find this atrocity repulsive and there are in Arlington National Cemetery a lot of headstones with Muslim crescents on them,” Saylor said. (More)

 

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