Muslims targets in terror backlash

Graffiti on a wall near a mosque in South Shields, northeast England, confirms a chilling reaction to last week’s terrorist atrocities in New York and Washington. “Avenge U.S.A.” is the scrawled message in red paint. “Kill a Muslim now.”

Terrorism in the United States has prompted an upsurge in anti-Muslim attacks all over Europe. Mosques and Muslims have been targeted in The Netherlands, Britain, Denmark and Poland in apparent retaliation for last week’s mass murders by suicide teams.

CNN, 19 September 2001