The Muslim Portal at Patheos is hosting the “Three Questions” project for the month of September in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the terrorist acts of 9/11. We are asking American Muslims from across the nation three simple but important questions. Click here to learn more about the project.
Sheila Musaji, founder and director of The Amerian Muslim, offers her answers to the three questions:
1. What is the most pressing issue or concern for you as a Muslim in America today, 10 years after the tragedy of 9/11?
I am most concerned about the erosion of Constitutional protections, civil rights, and the rule of law — and the endless wars that have come as part of our response to 9/11. We are undermining our own freedoms, destroying our image in the world community, and destroying our economy in the name of “security,” all of which makes us less secure.
2. In what ways – inwardly /or outwardly – did 9/11 change you or affect you?
3. What do you think non-Muslim Americans most need to know about Muslims?
Simply that we are Americans and love our country for its freedoms. American Muslims, like all minorities have a special love for the Constitution and a strong desire to protect the freedoms and ideals it proclaims. I believe that our American Muslim Declaration says what we wish our fellow Americans knew about us.