This astonishing clip claims that the motivation for the Somali Muslim’s mall attack is still a mystery even though he did the Allah thing and asked people if they were muslim or not and stabbed them when they said no, just like the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.
The Somali community also seems to be playing the “backlash”, (long promised but never delivered) card, claiming Confederate flag trucks are driving around the area.
A simpler idea to stop any potential backlash might be to stop blowing up and stabbing people all over the place. That tends to reduce the odds of a backlash quite a bit.
Comment from Chris Jones is worth a look.