Somali refugees living in an apartment complex targeted by three would-be bombers say they’re scared for the first time since coming to America.
“I believe America is safe, but now I’m feeling unsafe with what I hear,” said Abdirsaq Hassan, a resident of the apartment complex. “It’s not something good.”
Many of the residents escaped one threat of violence in their home countries only to find another.
“I’m here, United States, like 15 years now,” said Abdul Kadir Mohamed, another resident. “I never meet any problem, except today when I had this information, and it makes me shocked and scared, really.”
The targeted apartment complex is home to Muslim, Somali refugees and the mosque they pray in.
It’s a violation of what should be a safe space.
“For myself, I’m going to pray in my apartment, in my room,” said Mohamed. “I don’t want to come to the mosque again. Scary.”
By Santiago Khan
Source – NBCDFW