Several mosques in New York metropolitan area have been receiving threats in the wake of New York Tuesday’s attack, amid calls to investigate these threats as possible hate crimes.
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Amid claims that New York attacker uttered Allahu Akbar before crushing into bike riders, many Muslim activists and scholars have found themselves forced to defend their faith and the term the majority of Muslims use in their everyday-life with no bad intention.
In the latest terrorist incident to hit America, Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipov, is reported to have called out “Allahu Akbar,” meaning God is Great. He is correct, God is indeed Great, but saying God is Great while doing what God specifically prohibits – murdering 8 people, injuring 11 – is not greatness, it is terrorism.
American Muslim groups and scholars have condemned the deadly truck attack on the West Side Highway bike path in Manhattan, praying for the victims and their families.
Fear, frustration, and prayers he is not a Muslim are the first emotions Muslims experience after the news about any attack. Manhattan’s Tuesday truck attack was not an exception.