BY MARKUS SCHMIDT (STAFF WRITER)
Published: September 10, 2011
Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks of 9/11. Among the victims were dozens of Muslims, including women and even an unborn child. Yet the tragic events of that day have had a lasting impact on for American Muslims who to this day are fighting stereotypes and discrimination.
"The attacks of Sept. 11 have changed things for us Muslims here in America," said Dr. Jawed Iqbal, a pediatrician in Colonial Heights. "My patients often put me on the defensive, because many people have trouble separating Muslims from terrorists."
A decade after 9/11, the backlash against American Muslims shows no signs of abating. The recent 12 months witnessed a wave of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim campaigns sweeping the country in the shape of the so-called anti-Sharia bills introduced in about 20 states.More of the backlashophobic victims at "Progress Index"