The lasting effects of 9/11
On the sixth anniversary of 9/11 I joined a spokesperson for the American Muslim community on a panel focusing on the lasting effects of 9/11 on “faith, media and society.” The presentation by Imam A. Malik Mujahid, chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, was illuminating—and discomforting.

He began by saying that there is now a Sixth Pillar of Islam for American Muslims: “Thou shalt condemn terrorism five times a day.” Mujahid pointed out that Muslim leaders here and abroad have condemned the 9/11 attacks and other suicide bombings, but the press simply doesn’t pay attention.


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