The attacks of Sept. 11 affected everyone in this country deeply — whether it was the loss of a loved one or an omnipresent sense of anxiety, a desire to connect with community or improve a social condition. Muslims, like all Americans, grappled with these feelings. But they also had the unique, unwelcome experience of being regarded by some with scorn and fear.
This month, the Patch sites in our region are looking at how the experience of being Muslim in our communities has changed in the 10 years since 9/11. From Oak Park to Highland Park, we'll offer stories about what it means to be Muslim in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, and what some in our communities are doing to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims.
We'll update this page with links to the stories as they run. We hope they spark conversations among our readers and we'd love to hear what your experiences have been as well. Leave comments on the stories, email the writers and let us know how your lives have changed since the September 11 attacks.