Long Island Islamic leaders described the current level of anti-Muslim sentiment they’re experiencing as worse than after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
Dr. Mohamed Sameen said his 7-year-old daughter gets bullied at school.
“She herself has heard comments where, there has been threatening again…’look, look..she is a terrorist!’ And she comes back home and she feels threatened,” he said.
Dozens of Long Island Muslim leaders met with Suffolk police to discuss security measures.
A recent attack on a Muslim person in Queens has Niayr Iman worried.
“And all these copy cats out there, and they can do what happened in Queens,” Iman said.MORE NEWS: Search For Suspects After Man Shot, Another Robbed While Dining Outside Philippe Restaurant On Upper East Side
Police, meanwhile, have enhanced patrols around Islamic facilities.