More Muslims Arrive in U.S., After 9/11 Dip

September 12, 2008

NY Times September 10, 2006

By ANDREA ELLIOTT

 

…..The events of Sept. 11 transformed life for Muslims in the United States, and the flow of immigrants from countries like Egypt, Pakistan and Morocco thinned sharply.

 

But five years later, as the United States wrestles with questions of terrorism, civil liberties and immigration control, Muslims appear to be moving here again in surprising numbers, according to statistics collected by the Department of Homeland Security and the Census Bureau. …..

 

To some longtime immigrants, the life embraced by newcomers will never compare to the peaceful era that came before. “They haven’t seen the America pre-9/11,” said Khwaja Mizan Hassan, 42, who left Bangladesh 30 years ago. He rose to become the president of Jamaica Muslim Center, a mosque in Queens, and has a comfortable job with the New York City Department of Probation.

 

Read the interesting article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/10/nyregion/10muslims.html?pagewanted=print

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