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The 9/11 Predicament and Being Muslim Today

June 19, 2010

The ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the planned Muslim cultural center near ground zero, the planned burning the Koran day, the Eid al-Fitr celebration ending the fasting month of Ramadan this year, all have put many Muslims in America and around the world in a predicament and made them redefine their identity. The 9/11 tragedy has influenced many people from various walks of life. A Christian Arab may be mistaken for a Muslim. A Sikh was attacked for wearing his turban. An Indonesian visiting or returning to the United States whose name is common but Arabic may experience extra scrutiny by the department of Homeland Security.

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