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New poll reveals how much we presume about Muslim Americans’ politics

By Simran Jeet Singh — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Two decades after 9/11, Americans are still getting to know their Muslim neighbors. New data may help.
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‘We have already achieved the impossible’: Fighting a rare childhood disease with hope

By Simran Jeet Singh — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — A civil rights activist becomes an advocate for solving her son’s affliction.

American Girl releases doll outfits for Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah celebrations

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — Happy Christmahanukwanzadan!

Sailors, Marines seek religious accommodation to wear beards

By Joseph Hammond — October 1, 2021
(RNS) — One Orthodox Jewish sailor and three Muslim sailors joined in a lawsuit alleging the Navy’s beard policy amounts to a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

‘King of the World’ podcast examines good and bad of Muslim American life after 9/11

By Joseph Hammond — September 21, 2021
(RNS) — The show is aimed at Muslims who were in their early 20s and late teens in 2001 and suddenly found their Islamic identity thrust upon them by the attention paid to Muslims after the attacks.

Balbir Singh Sodhi, early victim of 9/11 hate, honored on 20th anniversary of his death

By Alejandra Molina — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Balbir Uncle’s story could have ended here,’ said activist Valarie Kaur, ‘but this was not the end of his story. His death was a beginning because of how he lived.’

An animated film to chronicle life of ‘Sikh Captain America’ in aftermath of 9/11

By Alejandra Molina — September 13, 2021
(RNS) — 'There is not a lot of representation of people who look like me in the American entertainment landscape. Because that story hasn’t been told, it leads to a persistent level of ignorance,' Vishavjit Singh said.

‘The story is still unfolding’: 10 Americans on how 9/11 changed their faith lives

By Yonat Shimron — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Sept. 11 attacks changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as much as it did how we see our world and one another.

9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation

By Adelle M. Banks — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Though anti-Muslim sentiments grew in the wake of 9/11, another legacy of that historic day is the evolution and advancement of interfaith cooperation in the United States.

Racial and religious profiling remains a legacy of 9/11 — one we must end

By Maya Berry — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Americans from Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian and other communities were suddenly subject to a torrent of suspicion and hate after 9/11, and that suspicion has been institutionalized by discriminatory government profiling and policies.

Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.

Young Sikhs still struggle with post-Sept. 11 discrimination

By Anita Snow — September 7, 2021
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Such attacks can be particularly hard on young Sikhs, who face bullying by classmates who try to yank off their turbans or mock them as ‘Osama’s nephew’ or ‘Saddam Hussein.’

20 years after the first Taliban regime, will we again target people based on how they look?

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Have we learned anything about our own bigotry and extremism, and the rights of religious minorities?
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