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    TweetOn Monday, more than a billion and a half Muslims worldwide started their fasting month of Ramadan, a month when Muslims unapologetically celebrate their traditions and religion.Through the years, Muslims in America have celebrated their holy month with family and friends, in community gatherings under tents, in restaurants and in mosques. Since the 9/11 tragedy, they’ve been in self-cultural exile. Living in America as a Muslim has been a challenging ride and a constant struggle, every day stumbling over the bumps of the Islamophobia landscape, racism and the MAGA version of domestic terrorism. Even so, Muslims have celebrated the holy month of Ramadan in Times Square in New York, the…

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    TweetThe old world is dying and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.” Antonio Gramsci A few weeks ago, a 71-year-old man stabbed a 6-year-old boy 26 times and injured his mother while shouting, “You Muslims Must Die.” The victim, Wadea Al-Fayoume, was a Palestinian American who loved his family, soccer, and basketball. The alleged killer, Joseph Czuba, was not a stranger or a distraught drifter; he was the landlord of the building where the young Wadea lived, had a good relationship with the boy’s family, even building a treehouse for Wadea, bringing him toys, and allowing him to swim in a makeshift pool.…

  • A survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center looks at photos of those who perished, in a display at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, Aug. 6, in New York. — Mark Lennihan, Associated Press


    TweetAn Arab American’s 9/11 By AHMED THARWAT September 10, 2021 – 5:45 PM On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was starting my day slowly. I hadn’t even made it to the shower. My landline phone; the new message light was flashing, that is too early for that. I dialed *98, then listened to the frantic voice of my sister-in-law — “… I’m ok, I’m Ok” played it back a few times. I wasn’t sure what she meant. But I didn’t make much of the strange message; my sister-in-law sometimes known for eccentric outburses.


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