'Little Pakistan' fear backlash over Pak Taliban's links with failed Times Square bomber

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Washington, May 10 (ANI): Hundreds of people of Pakistani origin living in Brooklyn's Coney Island Avenue, which is often referred a 'little Pakistan', are worried about backlashes against them following US Attorney General Eric Holder's remarks that the Pakistan Taliban was behind the May 1 botched Times Square bombing plot.

People in the 'little Pakistan' want the Taliban to be crushed once for all, as few handful of people were bringing a bad name to the whole community.

"If one is bad, it's making problems for others. If there are some bad people, it doesn't mean all people are bad," The Daily News quoted a cab driver Asif Ali, as saying.

Ali said he wants the Taliban to be wiped off, but added that the Pakistan government has been doing all it can in this regard.

"They're (Pakistan government) trying their best to stop it. They are trying to do whatever they can. It's hard to stop. Terrorists are everywhere. They are all over the world," he said.

Mohammad Bashir, who owns a grocery shop at the Coney Island Avenue, said the Pakistan government has been engaged against the Taliban for long, but the situation has gone from bad to worse in the recent past.

"They've been fighting the Taliban for a long time, not only recently. Everybody feels bad," said Bashir, who had migrated from Pakistan nearly 25 years ago.

"Every country has some black sheep," added Asim Kayani, who works for a travel agency. (ANI)

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