After September 11, 2001, there was a sharp increase in hate crimes and discrimination against people perceived to be Arab or Muslim, this followed by a second sharp increase in 2008. Recent antagonism n Europe and other predominately non-Muslim areas of the world continues to harm innocent people via a growing paranoia about perceived Islamization.
To counter Islamophobia on a local and global level, the Muslim Oral History Project at AACC seeks to document the experiences of Muslims living within the region serviced by the college. Interviews collected as part of the Project are cataloged below. Muslim stereotypes perpetuated by anti-Muslim organizations melt away with the stories of these Americans in their own words.
- Click on a topic below to view participants address each issue.
- Click on pictures below for a biography of participants and to view full interviews.
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