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Being Muslim on the 10th anniversary of September 11th
By Manya Brachear
September 8, 2011
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ignited an unprecedented level of anxiety in Chicago’s Muslim community.
A look back at the Tribune’s coverage 10 years ago recounts stories of Islamic schools and mosques locking their doors, Muslim women afraid to walking outside wearing the hijab, and grafiti and signs threatening violence against Muslims and Arabs.
As I started looking at the anniversary of the attacks and the impact on this community, I wondered whether they dreaded the same anxiety bubbling to the surface a decade later. Had the Muslim community gone into lockdown? My quest turned up quite the contrary:
“Chicago Muslims are special, honestly,” said Eboo Patel, a Muslim White House adviser who founded the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core.
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