September 11

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Remembering how America experienced 9/11


America is at a turning point in which the events of 9/11 are shifting from memory to history. In his book, “The Only Plane in the Sky,” author Garrett Graff compiles a comprehensive oral history timeline of Sept. 11, 2001, told via brief diary-like accounts.

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Arts, Culture & Media

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Arts, Culture & Media
Imam Khalid Latif

This NYPD chaplain is young, male and Muslim. He’s been told ‘those things don’t go together so well right now.’


Why a hate crime survivor tried to save the life of his would-be killer

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His brother was murdered for wearing a turban after 9/11. 15 years later, he spoke to the killer.


What does it sound like to forgive someone who murdered your brother? Hear Rana Sodhi’s full conversation with Frank Roque, who committed the first known hate-driven murder after 9/11.

Shaykh Yasir Fahmy preached on Friday, September 9th, at the Islamic Center of Boston Culture Center about the meaning of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

These days of Eid are blessed — and trying — for American Muslims


Many American Muslims breathed a collective sigh of relief when they heard the annual Eid al-Adha holiday would fall on Sept. 12, instead of the painful anniversary of Sept. 11. One religious leader hopes the coincidence will spark some deep reflection.

Attendees sit next to a poster as speakers from different faiths speak at an interfaith rally titled "Love is Stronger than Hate" at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. The rally was held in response to an earlier anti-Muslim rally at the same locati

Data: Hate crimes against Muslims increased after 9/11


According to data from the FBI, there was a spike in hate crimes against Muslims after the attacks on September 11, 2001. In these data visualizations you’ll see that while attacks have dropped in the years since, hate crimes against Muslims have never fallen back to levels seen before the attacks.

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John Hockenberry: Why I’m done with the 9/11 ritual

Global Politics

“I cannot deny people’s grief,” writes the host of the radio show The Takeaway, who works not that far from Ground Zero. “But I think the 9/11-ization of American life has been a kind of poison for all of us.”

Mary E. Haddad, interim priest at the American Cathedral of Paris, sees silence as form of worship.

How silence links an American priest’s response to Sept. 11 and Charlie Hebdo


“We can talk about the difference between Islam in New York City and Islam in Paris, but on the human level? Fear. Fear and anxiety lurk within in.” That’s the tie that binds the Sept. 11 and Charlie Hebdo attacks, both of which Mary Hadded witnessed in person.