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By Lori Peek

As the US attempted to take in the surprise of the Sept. 11 assaults, Muslim american citizens have been stuck up in an remarkable wave of backlash violence. Public dialogue published that frequent false impression and misrepresentation of Islam continued, regardless of the awesome range of the Muslim neighborhood. Letting the voices of a hundred and forty usual Muslim American women and men describe their stories, Lori Peek's path-breaking publication, at the back of the Backlash, offers relocating money owed of prejudice and exclusion. Muslims communicate of being subjected to harassment sooner than the assaults, and recount the discrimination they encountered afterwards. Peek additionally explains the struggles of younger Muslim adults to solidify their group and outline their id in the course of a time of nationwide predicament. at the back of the Backlash seeks to give an explanation for why blame and scape-goating take place after a disaster. Peek units the twenty-first century event of Muslim americans, who have been vilified and victimized, within the context of bigger sociological and mental approaches. Peek's e-book may be of curiosity to these in catastrophe examine experiences, sociology of faith, and race and ethnic family.

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S. Department of Defense. S. Capitol or the White House but was forced down by several passengers before it could reach its intended target. 5 All told, citizens from more than ninety nations perished as a consequence of 9/11. The nineteen individuals who hijacked the planes also died on impact, although their names are typically not included among the official rosters of the deceased. In addition to those persons who lost their lives, many more suffered various wounds to the body and mind as a result of the disaster.

79 Under the threat of a lawsuit, the federal government eventually released the names of some of the men who had been swept up in the post-9/11 mass arrests. Most of the men were picked up on minor immigration violations, and many were quietly deported after months or years in detention. 83 Of the thousands of men interviewed, none was found to have any connections to terrorist activity. 85 After this incident, the Associated Press reported that Muslim families from across the United States were seeking refuge in Canada.

19 Countless candlelight vigils, communal interfaith services, teach-ins on university campuses, and other events were organized to help people cope with the events. 20 In many ways, the outpouring of warmth and goodwill closely resembled Under Attack / 21 the reactions that have long been observed in the aftermath of natural disasters and other catastrophes. 21 In his report on a major flood, Robert I. 22 Anthony F. C. 25 After reviewing a significant number of case studies of disaster, Charles E.

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