Understanding Muslim-American Identity 10 Years After 9/11

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As the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, a new Gallup poll raises the issue of how Muslim-Americans view our democracy and their place in it. The poll surveyed Muslim-Americans and other faith groups, asking whether Muslims have been discriminated against recently, if Muslim-Americans have been sympathetic to al-Qaida, and how loyal they are to the democratic system. In contrast to Americans of other faiths, 78 percent of Muslim-Americans said military attacks on civilians are never justified.

Mohamed Younis, senior analyst at the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a project of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, is one of the primary authors of the report, and talks about its findings.