The Financial Times — Growing Up Muslim In America

July 20, 2013 9:00 am

A generation of Muslim Americans has come of age in the shadow of 9/11, amid a climate that ranges from low-level paranoia to verbal abuse and vandalism. In response, some embrace their faith more fervently, others live in self-imposed isolation. Anna Fifield reports from Bay Ridge, home to a strong Muslim-American community in Brooklyn.

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A special thanks to photo editors Emma Bowkett & Aisha Zia.

Faiza Ali Community organiser for the Arab American Association, Brooklyn, New York.

Moustafa Bayoumi Literature professor at Brooklyn College and author.

Boxer Sadam Ali and his brother Adam, 5 Ali is the first Arab American to represent the US in the Olympics (Beijing, 2008).

Naemah Hegazy, 18 (left), and Bouchra Tabit, 20 College students.

Sami Nijam, 15 High-school student in Brooklyn.

Nasr al-Zindani, 21, left wants to go into law enforcement. Oaday Musallam, 22, right, wants to go into business.

Aber Kawas (left) and her mother Manal Member of the Muslim Students’ Association and the Muslim American Society.

Aber Kawas (right) and her mother Manal Member of the Muslim Students’ Association and the Muslim American Society.

Mohammed Almathil Executive director of the Muslim American Society in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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