WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Muslim community came together Thursday night to learn about their protected rights, among growing anti-Muslim rhetoric. They met at the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts in West Springfield.
Representatives of the Attorney General’s office answered questions from the community on a variety of topic, including civil rights, housing, and insurance.
One member of the mosque told 22News he’s been treated differently since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. Abdur Samili said, “Right now the environment is really tough. When you go to the supermarket or shopping or go any place, everybody is looking at you.”
Attorney General Maura Healey says Thursday night’s event is one of many steps she is taking to protect Muslim civil rights.