A Pakistani-American cab driver in New York lived in "a mixed but mostly white area of Queens , with many Italian-Americans, some Jews, and he thought some Irish. After the [9/11] attacks, some of the men had come to him.
'My wife does not go out without a head cover,' he explained. The men had come to tell him that if anyone bothered her, or his family, he must come to them.
'I must tell them and must not be afraid. Do you know,' he said in a voice suddenly sharp, 'what would have happened if Americans had done this kind of attack in my country? Every American -- every Christian, every non-Muslim -- would have been slaughtered, blood would have run in the streets. I know the kind of country this is. Thanks be to God I can give this to my children.' "
-- Dorothy Rabonowitz, Wall Street Journal, 8 April 2010