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Listen: How 9/11 Launched a Muslim Civil Rights Movement – San Francisco Chronicle

Jessica Christian/The Chronicle Nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changing the world forever. In the wake of the tragedy, wars raged, national security efforts expanded and Muslims in the United States faced mass scrutiny and profiling. Chronicle reporter Deepa Fernandes tells the story of two Bay Area Muslim women who came of age in the aftermath of 9/11 and how they supported their community’s resistance to oppression.Photo above: Zahra Billoo works on outreach for Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, at the Yaseen Burlingame Center in Burlingame, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 27, …

 

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