Coping With The Persistent Trauma Of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric And Violence

“Post-9/11 there is a more concerted effort to demonize Muslims, to make us the other, sort of the foreign threat and the enemy,” said Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. She’s the founder of the Muslim Wellness Foundation, which promotes healing and emotional health in American Muslim communities.
That message is what the 15- to 20-year-olds she counsels have heard their whole lives.

“Unfortunately for them it feels commonplace,” she said. “From extremely horrific events like what we saw happened in New Zealand in Christchurch to daily microaggressions and invalidations of their identity. And so I am very proud of how resilient American Muslim youth are. And I’m also very concerned about the onslaught and sort of daily erosion of their humanity.” More here.

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