When I arrived back to my apartment late on Tuesday night, the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, I opened my laptop to find a burning, bright orange image of a man stoking fire and a New York Times headline reading, “Anger Over a Film Fuels Anti-American Attacks in Libya and Egypt.” As I read … Continue reading At a loss
Have you ever seen a girl wearing a headscarf walking on campus or in the grocery store and wanted to ask, "Why do you wear that? Are you forced to?" Post 9/11, many Americans have lots of questions about the relationship between Islam and women, but many have no place where they can express their concerns and questions. With this blog post, and a new project I'm beginning, I'm attempting to provide that forum for asking questions and providing some answers.
This weekend is a unique one. Today, Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan. Tomorrow, Americans of all faiths will mourn the ninth anniversary of the attacks on New York and the Pentagon. It seems quite ironic that these two days--arguably the most significant days for … Continue reading Reflections on 9/11, Part 1