Muslims And 9/11 Essay

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Effects on American Muslims After 9/11

A recent survey about American Muslims living in households in the United States range from 0.2 to 0.6 percent. That means the United States holds around 418,000 to 1,254,000 American Muslims that live here. However, it never mattered to the Americans how many Muslims were in the United States till 9/11 happened to us. On September 11, 2001, two American planes were hijacked by Muslims and crashed into the Twin towers in New York City. It shocked and devastated the whole county. Americans were shocked and confused on what to think or do about the American Muslims that were living in American going to school with their children. However, how did the ...view middle of the document...

On the far right there are the people who think that American Muslims are being discriminated too much. Just a few short months after the attack some students at the University of Brooklyn were interview and they expressed “Muslims are the victims of a prejudice news media.” (Nacos) Before the attack only 2% of the American Muslims’ liberties and rights were talked about. However, after the attack people started to talk and defend the American Muslims’ civil right and liberties. These Americans think people are people and they can not blame others for other’s actions when there are not even related to each other.
On the far left extreme there are the Americans who discriminated and caused hate crimes against the American Muslims. “More than 542 incidents of anti-Muslim harassment, threats, and violence were reported in the first ten days after the September 11 attack” stated the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Hate crimes went through the roof after the attack on the Twin Towers. One preacher from Florida on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 planned on burning the Qur’an, the Muslims Bible, to symbolize him speaking out against the religion. Even some races were also caught in the middle of it because they closely resembled an American Muslim. One man was stabbed in Chicago by 4 men because he had the darker skin tone like a Muslim. People not wanting to get in the middle of all this are.
“It's fair to say that we have in America today two systems of citizenship: one for Muslims and one for non-Muslims," Lalami says. "Muslim citizens live under a cloud of suspicion, no matter what they do, and no matter what they say." Just different sides of the arguments against the American Muslims. Some...

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