Decades After 9/11, Muslim Americans Say They Are Still Treated Differently
September 9, 2021 at 12:19 PM PDT
A wave of hate and harassment directed at Muslims across the US began after 9/11. Hate crimes in California jumped more than 15 percent that year, and the number of hate crimes against Muslims and Arabs in America has never returned to pre-9/11 levels. Many local members of the Muslim community found themselves becoming spokespeople for their faith and their community in the years after 9-11.