With recent terrorist attacks in Paris and ISIS taking responsibility, local Muslim leaders in Metro Detroit are on guard, two leaders from the Michigan Muslim Community Council told host Carol Cain on “Michigan Matters.”
The show, which airs 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62, delved into fears that the attacks by ISIS, a radical faction of terrorists, have had unfortunate fallout for Muslim Americans in Metro Detroit.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
“I have lived here my entire life and never felt afraid before,” said Najah Bazzy of Zaman International and also board member of Michigan Muslim Community Council.
She appeared along with Ahmar Iqbal, also of the MMCC, who works for Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.
Then the roundtable of L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab News, also discussed terrorism’s toll in Detroit.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
They also raised Gov. Rick Snyder and other political leaders including Patterson concerns and putting a pause on welcoming Syrian refugees into Michigan.
Siblani blasted the U.S.’ immigration policy, calling it “failed.”
Siblani said he talked to Snyder and his team this week about the refugees and plans to hold a meeting in Metro Detroit soon with Snyder and Muslim leaders to continue the conversation.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
Watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday only on CBS 62.