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9/11 Attacks - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

9/11 Attacks - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of 9/11 Attacks, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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This five minute video is basically telling you exactly what happened on 9/11. It shows how the planes crashed. Shows the reactions and movements of the people, officers, firefighters, etc. Gives a brief explanation what was written down in the book of history for September 11, 2001.

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Mohsin Hamid

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Author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Moth Smoke, The Third-Born, Shahzia Sikander, New York September Eleven Two Thousand One, Hanging Fire, Sostiene Pereira, Damien Hirst, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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Mohsin Hamid, the author of "The reluctant Fundamentalist" His book was about a young adult's life as a Pakistani living in America and facing the tragedy of 9/11 and how his life changed in front of his own eyes. He fills everyone in to his point of view and shows us the world we really live in.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the ta...
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story of a young man named Changez who has come to America as a student to study at Princeton University. He is there to to get a business degree. He is a high honors, well qualified, and smart student. He has made a few friends as he was there and among one of them was a girl named Erica who he soon fell head over heals for. Erica is a girl who thinks of Changez as a friend and is mourning of her boyfriends death which happened a year back due to cancer. After graduating from Princeton, Changez gets a contract job at Underwood Samson. While he does a great job and shows off his skills at his company, he maintains a steady relationship with Erica. He goes to visit her at her parents house and accompanies her whenever she needs him. The story was going all good until one day when Changez's life changed forever. He was in Manila, working on a project on September 11, 2001, when the terrorists had attacked the Twin Towers. Upon his return back to the U.S. Changez felt a huge change. He was noticing how he was being strip searched at the airport as if he was a foreigner despite the fact that he has lived in America for years now. He meets Erica and soon ends up making love to her which was the peek of their relationship, after that it had gone down pretty fast. Erica later on ends up in a clinic where  Changez goes to meet her often. One day he goes to meet her one last time before he leaves back to his homeland "Lahore, Pakistan" and is told that she has gone missing. He visits her mother's home and she gave him a book/journal that Erica had wrote but never published. He takes that and is on his way back home. In this book you are reading/listening to Changez as a strange/friend. He doesn't know who you really are. You could be a ordinary businessman of an undercover agent. He tells you his whole story from Lahore to the US and back to Lahore.

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Racial Profiling

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This article explains on how racial profiling had become a major problem after the attacks of 9/11. The U.S government was so stressed out and were planning on how they could prevent future terrorists attacks as such. Racial profiling is a way for police officers or private investigators to randomly select innocent people and search them or do whatever they want with the cause of suspicion.They select their suspects based on their race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality. Hate filled the air pretty quickly. Local Muslims would be harassed on the streets in front of everyone and no one would do anything about it. Females with head scarfs (Hijab) would get it pulled off. Males who had beard were grouped up on and beat.

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How 9/11 changed Pakistan

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By Fakhar Rehman, NBC News
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When I turned on my television at home on September 11, 2001, I was stunned to see passenger planes hitting symbols of America's financial and military strength.
My journalistic instincts kicked in and I conta …
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In this news article Fakhar Rehman, NBC News, explains how Pakistan and their people have changed in the past ten years after 9/11. The U.S did not exactly react to the terrorists. Instead they reacted to Muslims in general. This wasn't supposed to be a war with a religion, it was suppose to be a war with terrorists. Their reaction has killed thousands of innocent families which had nothing to do with 9/11, just the fact that they were living in a Muslim country. No-go zones, checkpoints, anti-terror courts, these are all everyday things in Pakistani's normal lives. They never were before 9/11. There was a ton of hate going around world wide to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, many Islamic countries.

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Ten Years After 9/11: Reactions to the Muslim Community - YouTube

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This short news clip talks about how young Muslim adults who dealt with 9/11 and have lived with their lives past what has happened. Throughout all the hate that people had for Muslims in general. How they have tried to overcome it in the past 10 years. How even today their religion didn't change and how the religion Islam resembles peace, love, justice, and equality. 

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Remembering 9/11: The Tenth Anniversary >> TotallyCoolPix

Remembering 9/11: The Tenth Anniversary >> TotallyCoolPix | The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Scoop.it
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The photos that were taken during and after 9/11 are so tragic. So much destruction, so much terror. Just looking at the pictures makes me feel like i was there. Like i can hear all the screams that were going on around the city. I was 6 years old when this happened and all i remember is that we had to take precautions in school. I know how it feels to lose a family member. But I could never imagine seeing the bodies of adults, grandparents, kids, babies, etc. Too much to handle.

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The New York Times

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This historical newspaper from The New York Times lets the world know the tragedy of what happened on September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2001 around 9 a.m, two planes where hijacked by terrorists who were suicidal. Both planes flew into the Twin Towers in New York killing thousands off innocent people within minutes.The terrorists were armed and had taken control over the plane. after the twin towers went down another plane was brought down to crash into the pentagon.  9/11 was known as the worst terrorist attack in American history. Hundreds of officers, firefighters, and other rescue crews had also died due to the collapse of the twin towers. This terrorist attack devastated the entire nation leaving scars on many innocent hearts whom have lost their beloved friends and family. This day will be remembered as one of the most tragic days in American history. The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance was made in honor to remember those innocent civilians who have died in this tragic terrorist attack. 

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Islam In America: The Christian Truth - YouTube

Is Islam incompatible with democracy? Is Islam a violent religion? "Islam in America: The Christian Truth" tells the truth about American Muslims. Through in...
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This video talks about the everyday life of a normal Muslim american citizen and how their lives have changed after the terrorist attack on 9/11. It has people give their real life examples and stories on how difficult it got for them to live everyday with all this hate towards them. After the attack of 9/11, a few people weren't being judged for their actions. Instead a religion and its people were being judged. Some of the prejudice american in the video have said that "we are at war with Islam" when Islam has nothing to do with whatever has happened or is happening. Instead of reacting and taking their anger off on terrorists, they are taking it out on innocent Muslims who have nothing to do it.  They vandalized local mosques, destroyed innocent Muslim families homes and shops, and even harass them when out in the public.  The video also shows how the hate towards Muslims and their religion had been dozing away slowly every year. That crime still exists as of today, that racism still exists, that prejudice people still exists, that good and bad people still exist.

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The Horrifying Effects of NYPD Ethnic Profiling on Innocent Muslim Americans

The Horrifying Effects of NYPD Ethnic Profiling on Innocent Muslim Americans | The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Scoop.it
A new report describes the concrete ways a clandestine spying program has caused individuals and communities to suffer.
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The article talks about the struggle a person faces for just being part of an ethnic minority in New York. It explains the harsh verbal expressions and the racist comments that some people receive in their daily lives. Later, the article talks specifically about innocent Muslims who are American citizens, and yet they face discrimination due to their ethnicity. After the 911 attacks, the article explains that some officers had begun spying on many normal Muslim citizens during their regular routines of "eating, praying, and working," to make sure that these Muslims are not up to anything. The article also informs the readers that people like Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended such policies and acts for the safety of the New York residents. The article further explains the complications that the Muslims are facing due to the fact that they were being spied on. Most of them had difficulty trusting anyone from the fear that they may be a spy. Some stopped befriending people, interacting at mosques, imams couldn't figure out if they should give advice to their one on one help because they couldn't understand if there was a sincere issue being shared, or some spy trying to get a personal response for the wrong purposes. Women begun having more difficulty dressing in Islamic attire due to the fear that it would cause unwanted suspicion. Lastly, the article ends with an encouraging and motivational idea of standing up for religious freedom.

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