The Times podcast: What 9/11 has done to American Muslims

Dalal Oyoun, 17, left, and Hana Nashawati, 18, in Orange County.
Dalal Oyoun, 17, left, and Hana Nashawati, 18, in Orange County. “Growing up, as a hijabi woman, you never really know why a person is staring at you,” Nashawati said.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Twenty years ago, the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on United Airlines Flight 93 killed nearly 3,000 people. It’s a day that launched wars and shifted politics in the United States forever.

It’s also the day that pushed the U.S. Muslim community under a microscope — and has kept them there ever since.


Today, we focus on how 9/11 and its aftermath continue to loom over their lives.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times television critic Lorraine Ali and L.A. Times Metro reporter Brittny Mejia

More reading:

20 years after 9/11, an American Muslim recalls the costs of war you didn’t see on TV

Muslim youth in America: A generation shadowed by the aftermath of 9/11

Former Rep. Keith Ellison recalls how political opponents attacked his Muslim faith after 9/11

About The Times

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