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Phoenix Mosque, Muslim Community Deal With Backlash After Texas Shooting

Shortly after a shooting earlier this month at an event featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Garland, Texas, authorities determined the two suspects had attended a mosque in Phoenix.

After that, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix received nasty emails and saw a drop in attendance at Friday services. The center also increased its security.

For more on the response to this incident, we turn to Salam Al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.