Muslim. Since they were Muslim many Muslim American were about to face the difficulties that they haven’t even dreamed off. After 9/1 1 Muslim Americans went through a lot of struggle, including profiling and religious stereotyping, which reveals that the violation and chaos of that time was widespread. There was a drastic change on how people viewed and treated Muslim American after 9/1 1. According to Khan Muskrat, the author of “Attitudes towards Muslim Americans”, people stopped going near Muslim American and stopped talking with them because they were scared of them.
This meant that Muslim Americans were physically and mentally isolated from all the other Americans. This proved that it was not only a local issue but it had a lot to do with various places. Muslim women were harassed by other people and they were forced to quit their job. According to Man, a Muslim American living in ASSAI, Muslim American women stopped wearing their normal dress because the white American would easily recognize them and start harassing. This made the women stay in their home because if they go outside their life was in danger. This made them quit their job and stay at mom doing nothing but worrying about their husband.
They were also alone because their neighbor won’t talk to them. They had to rely on their own. This deeply affected their mental state because they were living in fear. They were scared to go to grocery or laundry. They were basically prevented from their daily normal life. Muslim American’s children were also vitally affected after 9/1 1 because they were isolated from other children at school. According to Mona Lethargy’s “The challenge of being Muslim in post 9/1 1 America” the children were made racial comment and they were also made fun of or lulled at school. This made them to spend most of their time alone.
Children are the symbol of innocence. But these innocent victims who didn’t have anything to do with the incident had to survive this “holocaust”. Not only at school, they had also a lot of problems at home. They had to stay home because no one wanted to play with them. They also had family conflicts because they were scared and angry with this. People when passing by their house , threw eggs on the car and at the house. This created a lot of tension in the child. They were really scared to go outside and play. This stole the eight of freedom from them. Children were also suspected as terrorist and were interrogated by police.
They were also suspected of carrying suicide bombs. This meant that even the children had a lot of troubles during these days. This created a lot of chaos nationwide. Muslim Americans faced a lot of economic problems during 9/11. According to All Succumb, “American Muslim live in fear 1 1 years after 9/1 1” the stores of Muslim American were burned down, they were kicked out from their jobs and people stole things from their stores. This created a lot of loss as they struggle to get any profit from heir job. Some of them were unemployed. Some were scared to go to their jobs. Some of them just didn’t want to risk their life.
The Muslim women stooped going to the market to buy something. This lack of good and necessity created a lot of conflicts within their home. This proved that it was a nationwide chaos. They were also scared to go around. Traveling from one place to another was a struggle to them. The police would interrogate them for more than 2 hours and sometime they missed their flights and had to use other option like bus. This was really a struggle and depressing moment. Many Muslim Americans changed their religion because of fear. According to Mona, Muslim Americans changed their religion and became Christian just to resist the bully.
They stopped wearing their cultural dress and stop going to mosque. This proved that they didn’t even have right to choose their religion which means government was taking away their rights from them. This resulted in a lot tension around the nation. People burned down the mosque. This meant that they had no place to go to pray to their god and follow their beliefs. This created more hatred and loss of hope of “American dream” that hey had dreamed of when they first came to USA They also were scared of their future because they didn’t know what is going to happen to them next.
They were living in fear. Muslim Americans suspects were taken in custody without prior notice and beaten up badly in the jail. There was torture and harsh interrogation of detainees. According to Mona, there was military trial for civilians, secret prisons and detention of hundreds of Muslim men without charge. This meant that the Muslim men were taken to jail without any evidence that they were involved in 9/11 attack. Inside the jail, they were rated badly and beaten up. The police didn’t even give them something to eat which is even hard to imagine.
This was a really sad moment for those Muslim men. There was religious stereotype about Muslims were terrorist. According to tulip, people thought that the Islamic faith leads to terrorist factions. This was the thought of people in that period. They thought every Muslim were involved in 9/1 1 attack and that they should be deported back to their places. This created a nationwide false rumor about this thing. This is why people stopped going near the Muslim American and stopped talking to hem because they were scared that something is going to happen to them.
People stopped taking subways and air flights because they never knew what was going to happen. They stopped going to Muslim stores and market. This created a lot of lack of unity between the Muslim Americans and other people. There was fight between Muslim Americans with different views about the religion. According to Mona, over the past 10 years American Muslim have fought not just the hate and stereotypes they have also had major fights within the Muslim community. After 9/1 1 different Muslim had different views about the religion. Some were extremist some were moderate follower of Islam.
These different thoughts result in chaos in the Muslim community. They started fighting with each other. This was really a stupid thing to do. In this situation they were supposed to be united and fight for each other but they did exactly opposite. This even weakened them more and created more difficulties in their lives. This also created a lot of tension. This was really a bad time for Muslim Americans. They couldn’t fight for their rights so they fought with each other. This was a really saddening moment for everyone nationwide. Now there are Muslim Americans all over America.