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Once it was clear that the 9/11 hijackers were Muslim, American Muslims became targets. The pain and anger of September 11th tragedy drove anti-American sentiment as well as ongoing suspicion and misconception of Islam.
Has public perception towards Muslims shifted, as the 20-year marker of 9/11 approaches? We're examining the systemic and structural racism against Muslims that has long been embedded in this country.
Amaney Jamal, the Edwards S. Sanford professor of politics at Princeton University, dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and author of "Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11."
Journalist Malika Bilal, host of “The Take” podcast by Al Jazeera and former co-host of The Stream, a social-media led talk show on Al Jazeera English.
Fatema Ahmad, executive director at Muslim Justice League, here in Boston.