In the aftermath of 9/11, Ed Bradley reports on how the residents of Dearborn, Mich. -- one of the biggest Arab communities outside of the Middle East -- have been affected by the terrorist attacks. The community has been targeted by bomb threats, assaults, and racial profiling.
The goal of the series "Being Muslim in America" is to provide U.S. students with dynamic slices of real human experience, particularly with persons coming from cultural and religious backgrounds that differ from the dominant culture, such as Muslim Americans. The series goal is for students to understand and appreciate cultural and religious diversity, as well as to understand how Muslim Americans make sense of what it means to straddle a number of cultural boundaries, integrate with the broader U.S. society, and form a uniquely American Islam.
In many countries around the world, the mosque is a building increasingly shrouded in controversy. But most non-Muslims have never stepped foot inside a mosque, let alone experienced the day-to-day activities that take place there, or met its community. This groundbreaking series tackles the myths, misconceptions, and anxieties head-on.
NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown moderates a conversation among four religious leaders and experts on the tolerance—or intolerance—of different religions and cultures in America, nine years after the September. 11, 2001, attacks.
Islam has millions of adherents in the United States. Yet, for many non-Muslim Americans, the religion remains shrouded in mystery—and even fear. Modeled on town hall discussions, this ABC News program features a panel of experts and activists who sift through the challenges surrounding Islam in post-9/11 America.
Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian engineer, was one of thousands of innocent Muslims targeted by Canadian and American policies after 9/11. In 2013, Quebec attempted to ban public employees from wearing "conspicuous religious symbols," which unfairly targeted Muslim women.