September 11, 2011
Many people are still living with the effects of that dreadful day, writes Leesha McKenny.
While El-Ieissy says many Muslims now have ''9/11 fatigue'', Mohamed Taha, 20, of Auburn, says the debate has changed.
''I think people have moved on from holding those outrageous and wild misconceptions to having more intellectual misconceptions,'' he says.
Taha says instead of having to defend his headscarf-clad mother from abuse in the street, he now spends time researching the Ottoman empire to counter claims about Sharia law.
Tonight, he will join a public panel of young people in Auburn to discuss how the events of September 11 affected them.
More on muslims "escaping the shadows of tragedy" and "9/11 fatigue" at "SMH"