Muslims Experience Both Positive and Negative in Post 9/11 America

September 7, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat (CA)

On September 7, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Muslims are sensing both "outrage and community support" two years after 9/11. " A range of anti-Muslim issues and events have challenged the American Muslims everyday life in the United States in the past two years, said Helal Omeira, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Northern California chapter. He said those issues and events include backlash from the American public, racial profiling and detention of Muslims by law enforcement and at airport terminals, FBI interrogation and domestic registration of immigrants, among others...Despite the various struggles Muslims sustained after Sept. 11, Omeira said there also has been an outpouring of support and love from non-Muslim American neighbors and community members."