‘I won’t talk about Hoda’: Alabama responds to Muthana’s plea to return

Silence persists in Muthana’s home town of Hoover as some insist her views ‘in no way reflect the community she came from’ (Some???)

Before entering the conference room at the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center, Ashfaq Taufique makes one thing clear.

“I won’t talk about Hoda. I won’t. I won’t!

“The father put a gag order on me,” he said moments later, as he turned on the audio for Friday prayers. “I think this should be discussed in a public forum but the [Muthana] family is a very private family.”