Won't you feel sorry for the poor Muslims?
For many Muslim Americans, its memory is forever etched in our minds, because every day afterwards was a struggle to simultaneously and harmoniously be a practicing Muslim and an American citizen. In the minds of many, it seemed such an identity didn’t exist.Yup. The real, perpetual, victims of 9/11: American Muslims.
The collection of memories and experiences shared here demonstrate the nuances and challenges of Muslim American women in a post-9/11 America from all over the United States. Every story is uniquely powerful. They will shock you, inspire you, and compel you to reflect on the social and political trajectory of our country.I was expecting beatings, lynchings, shootings, beheadings, necklacings ... at least a few shivs! But, nothing.
Racisssss and Islamophobes of America: you weak.
All these people whose experiences are provided have left, or have never lived in, Islamic hells. They live in a Western society. They don't mention a single word of negativity to describe the evil responsible for 9/11. They do, however, mock America. They glorify Islam. They blather about intolerance but don't have the sense to realize that they are completely free to do so. According to them, they have been "oppressed" for 15 years.
Oddly enough, they still live here.
(Originally posted at Isaac Schrödinger.)