Here is the predictable sidebar to the ice cream jihad arrests in Lodi, California: now area Muslims are afraid of a backlash. But aren’t they afraid that there might be more jihad terrorists among them? If they are, they aren’t saying so here. “Probe expected to widen, FBI says; LODI REACTION: Muslims shaken, fearful of backlash as after 9/11,” from the San Francisco Chronicle, with thanks to LGF:
After the arrest here this week of two Pakistani American men and the detention of two Pakistani Muslim religious leaders, Mohammed Shoaib, 53, a shopkeeper, fears another backlash.
“People don’t know who’s who and what’s what,” said Shoaib, who immigrated here as a child, following his father, who had followed his uncle, who arrived here in the 1930s.
Many Pakistani Americans were shaken Wednesday, some convinced that the arrests were the result of a misunderstanding and that the men who were being held would eventually be cleared….
Some in the community see the Farooqia Islamic Center as a threat to traditional Muslim values….
Why didn’t they say so before the arrests?