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Muslims in America share heartbreaking stories about how life changed for them following 9/11

Muslims in America were subject to hate and were attacked, harassed, and ostracized after the 9/11 attacks.

Muslims in America share heartbreaking stories about how life changed for them following 9/11
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The 9/11 attacks were a landmark event that shaped the collective consciousness of the American public post-2001. Although there was already a certain degree of Islamophobia that already existed in the US, this event marked the point where it was about to become even more intense. Muslims in America were subject to hate and were attacked, harassed, and ostracized, forcing them to live in fear. They were being asked to pay for crimes that they were in no way related to. This sentiment has forever changed their relationship with not only the country but for some with their religion as well.



 

 

Not even children were spared from this misplaced anger. Many Muslims even started to conceal the markers of their religion so as to not be targeted. "The people who committed that horrific attack identified with Islam," Shukri Olow from Seattle told VOX. "That changed our lives tremendously. I remember in high school, in a predominantly white school, getting the looks, getting in fights, kids taking off your hijab. ... I remember one of my high school teachers saying something about 'your kind' and about violence. There were moments like that that shook my foundation a bit."

The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks has taken a toll on the lives of Muslims, who shared their story on Twitter with the hashtags "After September 11" and "After 9/11." Here are some of the innumerable heartbreaking stories:

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