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Monday, May 11, 2009

An important side-effect of 9/11 has been the increasing tendency among Muslims to openly display their religious identity. Girls suddenly took to covering themselves in burqas while clean-shaven men started sporting beards. Everywhere Muslims meet they talk about how they are being discriminated against in countries where they are not in a majority. The fight against terrorism is seen as a war on Islam and the invasion of Iraq is cited as proof that the non-Muslim world wants to grab the resources of Muslims.

Shakir Lakhani,
Karachi
The Hindu, May 11, 2009

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