Officials with the Delaware County enclave of Islamberg are speaking out about a plot to bomb their small community.
Residents of the enclave say the attack was the result of hatred for Islam and American Muslims, and they blamed lies on social media for causing it.
Mayor Amir Rashid Clark says the four Rochester-area teens that are charged are terrorists, and should be prosecuted as such.
At a news conference in Binghamton, Clark said Islamberg is a law-abiding community.
Clark adds the plot against his community is an example of islamophobia.
Khalifa Hussein Adams, the CEO of Muslims of America, the group that built Islamberg east of Binghamton, called for federal terrorism charges to be brought against the four suspects.
He says a Muslim who concocted such a plot would have triggered a sweeping investigation by federal authorities, and he adds there appears to be a double standard.
Three of the four teens remain behind bars in suburban Rochester.