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Reader comment on item: Are Muslim Americans Victimized?

Submitted by Kalil Rafi (United States), Mar 15, 2005 at 18:54


Our way we as black American Muslims feel today about Islam in America: After 9/11, America forgot about the thoughts of the rac of people who keep Islam growing in America, the African-American Muslims. After 9/11, black Muslims continued to wear their Islamic clothing and were not ashamed to let others know of their Islamic beliefs. Sad to say, now we are the forgotten Muslims. We made it safe for all Muslims from all over the world to come to America and worship their Islamic beliefs. If you noticed, only black Muslims never were ashamed or tried to change their names to the American style, but we are not given the credit we earned. Black men wore their kufis and headscarves and the black women always covered their heads before and after 9/11. Also there are more blacks in the Islamic sects than any other group. We would like to see more black Muslims speak out about Islam in America because the others do not say or do anything until they watch us to see if we can get our Islamic rights. Then they take over the media and this is very unfair to black Muslims.


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