In a New Book, a Muslim Reflects on Sept.11

March 5, 2004

Source: Primezone Media Network

On March 5, 2004 Primezone Media Network reported, "In his new book, Healing the Wounds of Sept. 11, 2001 (Reflections of an American Muslim) (now available through 1stBooks), Shahid Athar, M.D., a leader in interfaith understanding, presents a collection of writings, letters and speeches about the tragedy and its aftermath from the viewpoint of Muslims against terrorism. In 32 entries, Athar expresses his feelings about the day when 'the nation and the world were attacked and a religion was hijacked.' He served as a resource for many Americans after the tragedies, conversing with college students, church groups and media about his faith and its opposition to the cruel violence displayed by the hijackers. He writes honestly from the perspective of a follower of Islam and a Muslim American. He describes his feelings about attacks on Muslims and also touches on the need for more understanding between faiths."