In New York, American Muslims Grieve 9/11 Attacks -- And The Backlash

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Linda Sarsour, director of the Arab American Association of New York, poses for photos in front of a canvas painted by the association's youth group at its headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York in December 2011. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP)
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As the nation prepares to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next Sunday, American Muslims in New York are grieving. Not just the trauma of the event, but the increasing backlash they’ve felt ever since that day.

They include Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn native, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the uneasiness Muslims in New York are feeling today.

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Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She tweets @lsarsour. The organization tweets @ArabAmericanNY.

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