Westchester Muslims decry Paris attacks

Muslims in Westchester County are decrying the terror attacks in Paris that marked the country's worst violence since World War II.



Dr. Shalik Ubaid, the co-chair of the Muslim Peace Coalition, says the attacks, which claimed at least 129 lives, are murder and go against Islamic teachings.



Taking to social media, many Muslims have said the Islamic State group does not represent them. Some worry that Islamaphobia will increase as a result.



Officials say one of the attackers entered France by posing as a Syrian refugee. Some leaders are now calling on the U.S. to screen refugees based on their religion, but a number of people in Westchester disagree with that method.



Pamela McNair, of Peekskill, says the practice would be based on prejudice. Dr. Ubaid says it would be inhumane and goes against American values.


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