For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

muslim americans as well as arab americans regardless of religious background and poc arbitrarily perceived to be arab

Not just Americans, either. My best friend in grade 9 used to talk to me about how her father, who was from Pakistan, lost his job right after September 11 (2001) and was still unemployed in 2003 because nobody would hire him (keeping in mind that the recession hadn’t happened yet and it was still unusual in Canada for a 50 year old man to be suddenly laid off). This is so, so important.

(via you-know-it-bitch)

musilms 9/11 christians hate hate crime crimes wrong