TN: ‘LOCAL MUSLIMS RESPOND TO PRESIDENT’S REMARKS’
The Bush Administration’s new way to win support for the war on terror is to re-identify the war as a war on Islamic fascism. Immediately, American Muslims reacted, saying the term will lead non-Muslims to be suspicious of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who live in the United States.
There are about 20,000 Muslims living and working in Nashville. Many of them worship at the Islamic Center on 12th Avenue, south of Downtown. They are friendly, welcoming and peaceful, but because of the terrorist actions of fundamental Muslims, they feel everybody else is suspicious of them.