Muslims' America - Growing up post 9/11 - 1.3





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Published on Sep 12, 2008

Muslims' America - Growing up post 9/11 - 1.2 - A special presentation.

Being bullied in middle school is not uncommon. But for Idrees, when his classmates began calling him a camel jockey, they crossed the line.

In the wake of 9/11, governments and community leaders dealt with the political fallout of the most devastating terrorist attack in US history. But, as VOA's Muslims' America finds out, the social fallout for American Muslim youth was just as devastating.

Siawash Azizzada grew tired of people asking him if his grandfather was Osama bin Laden. But, like millions of other Muslim youth, he decided to get back not with his fists, but by showing the world that there is more to Islam than al-Qaeda.

Summary: Gary Butterworth VOA News

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Muslims are ignorant also thats why they do not assimilate or interact with Americans....
I like how the first young brother said that you can't do anything about ignorant people. You invite them to Islam once, or you address a hater's lie, and then wish them peace. Beyond these things, do not engage in fruitless debate: the Qur'an says that whether a person becomes rightly guided or not is in the hands of God. Peace, all.
@amirvega Speaking of brainwashed. I'm glad you brought that up! Christian warring was a response to islamic aggression and imperialism. The Crusades, repelling the seige of Vienna, etc. It is recorded history. Speaking of facts; study up on how Mecca became the center of islam. It seems to me that you will be shocked. This is a depraved, barbaric "religion." (I use the term religion loosely.) I feel very sorry for you. Go back to school.
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Sounds like the announcer is a true American with an accent like that LOL
yusaf gani
@thesonybluray read The Prophet.
@amirvega thank you, and a belated Eid to you, too! also, I am a sister... lol
I don't agree that Islam is 'not as open of a religion'... Christianity teaches that you must accept Jesus (peace be upon him) as the son of our Creator, or you will go to hell. Islam teaches that anybody who believes in our Creator and does more good than bad during their lives will go to heaven. It's a big part of why I converted to Islam; alternatively, "Islam as a closed faith" is all I keep hearing out of the media. Anything the media says about Islam--assume the exact opposite is true!
@ICCEabe No I thought some of the boys were arab. Actually, the kinda looked hispanic, but from the names I am assuming they were arab. The one on the far left looked mexican. I think the interviewer and the boy with the hat might have been pakistani. Either way, that shouldn't be a big deal. This series shows many types of muslims.
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