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12 Years After 911: Is America Still Afraid of Muslims?

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Host Naimah Latif

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Muslims around the world who participated in the 30 day fast during the month Ramadan recently celebrated the end of the fast with a great feast on the Muslim holiday known as Eid. For those of the Islamic faith, it is a time for gift giving, socializing with friends and family, sharing food with neighbors.  Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, held a big neighborhood festival outside on the grounds of the Salaam Restaurant in Chicago. Residents enjoyed delicious free food, and entertainment, and many were surprised that Muslims, often portrayed in the media as stern, unsmiling, strict and nonsocial, could host an event that gave the community so much enjoyment.  There was peace, tranquility, and a lot of fun, and many said they wished Muslims could spread that spirit throughout the violence plagued cities of America. Toure Muhammad of Bean Soup Times discusses the new, friendly face of Islam. Twelve years after the 911 tragedy, is America still afraid of Islam?