9/11/11: A new American anniversary

In my most recent posts, I’ve discussed the terrorist attacks in Norway, offering quite a depressing analysis of their causes and implications, many of which are related to Islamophobia in America.  Fear of Muslims existed in the American psyche before September 11, 2001, but the terrorist attacks ten years ago only amplified and cemented those …

9/11 Hate-Crime Victim Seeks to Save His Attacker

After 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was targeted in a hate-crime--shot in the face--because he is Muslim.  Now, his faith is motivating him to save the life of the man who attacked him. Listen to the NPR interview with Rais here.  We all must learn from his ability to forgive.