Council on American-Islamic Relations Stories

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. This small collection represents the memoirs of CAIR members and friends related to the events and aftermath of September 11.

Here is my eyewitness account of the destruction of the WTC on 9/11. THis story was originally published in the Tnt Mirror newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago: World Trade Center catastrophe: Muslims...

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It was just aother school day. Wake up at 6:30 and out the door by 7:30am. But instead of dropping off the kids at school and then heading back home, I was going to see my newborn nephew in the hosp...

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I could not believe what my eyes witnessed on the television screen. I told those sitting around me, "What idiot would fly a plane into a building by accident?" Someone then said to me, "It's not an a...

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I woke up that morning as every other, early, to catch the bus for the communte to my job in Downtown Seattle. I arrived at the office, everyone was hunched over their PC's online, radios and sma...

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