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Muslims and 9/11

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  • Muslims and 9/11

    I am an American living in Boston Massachusetts. I am not Muslim, and my ancestry is Irish-German. Yet I assisted in helping founding Muslim Academy. Many people have asked me why I have spent so much time working with this school. I have heard the jokes about being on government watch lists, becoming John Walker Lindh, joining anti-American movements and the like. But the answer, for me, is simple. I love my country very much.

    I, like many Americans, were deeply affected by the events of 9/11. I remember seeing looped images on the news of Muslims dancing in the streets with joy after September 11th. I remember the confusion in seeing that, wondering where the hate came from. Many years went by before I started learning the Arabic language, because I was seeking a government job with the State Department.......