5 ways how WTC affected the Muslims in America

9th September 2001, a group of Muslim extremists called Al-Qaeda crashed planes into the northern and southern towers of the World trade center. Over 3,000 people died, including rescuers, as the world watched in horror. As the largest buildings in the world collapsed, so did the lives of Muslims living in America. After the downfall of the world trade center, life in America completely changed for the Muslims, and had become one of the most targeted communities in our society. Here is how the Muslims were affected in America

Interrogations

After the 9/11 incident, the Muslims were primarily targeted and were subject to interrogations. Over 100 Muslims were interrogated every single day, some of them even multiple times. They were kept in specially made cells under harsh conditions, and would use strict measures if the person had no answer to their questions, such as water boarding and solitary confinement. Due to this, many Muslims in America had now become traumatized, and some of them even developed mental disorders. They were given no medical treatment for overcoming their disorders or trauma.

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Deported

One of the things that increased rapidly after the world trade center attack was the number of deported people from the country. Even when some of the Muslims were engaged in helping the victims they were considered terrorists who were supposedly trying to gather information. Such controversies were the cause of deportation of around 500,000 people, where the majority of them were Muslims established in America. They were now forced to leave their country for helping the citizens in need.

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One of the many things that Muslims suffered after the 9/11 incident was unemployment. Almost every Muslim who had a job in an American company was either demoted to the lowest rank in the company or was fired from his/her job. Many people who tried to get some sort of a job were either given the jobs of a janitor, or were forced on the streets as advertisers of a particular firm. Their wages were minimum, and the people who were not able to get any jobs were forced to live on the streets owing to the increasing debts they had to pay since they had no money left.

Religion

Muslims used to worship their religion freely bit it became nonexistent after the incident. In fact, any Muslim found practicing their religion was considered a terrorist, and were detained for several days if found worshiping even in their own homes. This made practicing religion for Muslims almost impossible, and many of them were even forced to convert to other religions. Life was truly unfair to them.

Deaths

A lot of Muslims died following the 9/11 incident, not because of natural reasons, but were rather killed or tortured to death. Muslim Americans were not even safe in their own homes, as unidentified people would force their way into their homes, killing all men, women and children residing. A Muslim person would usually be found dead in their own car, as a result of a stabbing from a knife. Over a thousand Muslims were killed within 1 week of the 9/11 incident.

September 9th, 2001 was one of the darkest days in world history, when thousands of people died within a matter of minutes as the largest buildings in the world collapsed to the ground. Much has happened since the crash of these great American buildings…
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