USA: Portland’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community reacts to MAX attack

Source: http://koin.com/2017/05/27/portlands-muslim-community-reacts-to-max-attack/ | Anna Canzano and KOIN 6 News Staff


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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Members of the Muslim community in Portland are speaking up after 2 men were killed for reportedly defending Muslim women who were harassed by a man on the MAX. 

Harris Zafar with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said the anti-Muslim fueled attack on May 26 creates concerns for the safety of their community, especially the women. He’s also worried it may empower “copycats.”

“My mind was full of shock,” Zafar said. “I felt almost breathless when I heard the news last night.”

Zafar has lived in Portland for 31 years and said this crime doesn’t represent what Portland is about. He also said even the most liberal cities have “bad apples.”

“No matter how open minded and tolerant the city may be, and I think Portland is, it just takes one, one bad apple to ruin it for… read more at source.

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