FIJI'S MUSLIM COMMUNITY SEEKS POLICE PROTECTION

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (October 18, 2001 – Radio Australia)---Fiji's minority Muslim community has sought additional police protection following death threats against some of its members.

Authorities say the threats are directly linked to the September 11 attacks in the United States and the anthrax scare.

Muslim League President Hafiz Khan told Radio Fiji that members of his community fear for their lives and those of their children.

They're also concerned about damage to their mosques, he said.

While no arrests have been made, Fiji's Police Commissioner Isikia Savua has assured the Muslim community that they will receive the same protection accorded to everyone in Fiji.

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