Residents of SC Muslim village see threats, seek assurance

YORK, S.C. (AP) – Residents of a Muslim enclave in South Carolina want to meet with law enforcement authorities to discuss suspicious activity and their worries of potential attack.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/1POKw90) that residents of Holy Islamville outside York are set to meet with law officers as early as Monday.

Islamville has dozens of homes, a school and a mosque.

FBI wiretaps from agents in South Carolina recently uncovered a potential scheme to target Muslims for attack.

Islamville Mayor Ramadan Sayeed Shakir says in recent weeks people have thrown crosses onto the property after holding a silent demonstration outside the gates. He says passersby have shouted racial and religious slurs for years.

A York man last year pleaded guilty to firing guns near Islamville and was fined $500.


Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com