"Even after a year, I still had an extremely difficult time doing certain things, like taking showers, for some reason, and getting into elevators, obviously. There was a lot of stuff that made me panicky, like suspension bridges, germs, airplanes, fireworks, Arab people on the subway (even though I'm not racist), Arab people in restaurants and coffee shops and other public places, scaffolding, sewers, and subway grates, bags without owners, shoes, people with mustaches, smoke, knots, tall buildings, turbans."
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Article: Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the West
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"Top 10 Books About Muslims And Islam" via @HuffPostBooks
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"If we're going to replace people's misunderstanding of the terrorist threat with an accurate understanding of that threat, I suggest starting with a simple recognition that even if you added up all of the so-called jihadi fighters in the world, and all these different terrorist groups, the ones who were actually violent threats, you end up with a number that by any reasonable estimate is a less than one percent of the world's roughly one-and-a-half billion Muslims. And that other ninety-nine percent is the key see that moderate majority is first of all the primary victims the vast majority of terrorist attacks are not happening in Europe and other Western countries like the United States as tragic as those attacks are they're actually relatively rare far more terrorist attacks are happening on a daily basis in predominantly Muslim countries with ongoing civil wars and insurgencies and the vast majority of their victims are Muslims so when you think of it like that it immediately starts to look more like a common enemy and you can immediately see the basis for a cooperative relationship between moderate Muslims and non-muslims working against that common enemy now one of the themes I hear come up a lot a lot is hey if there are moderate Muslims out there why aren't they stopping this why aren't they working against this what are they doing about this and again we've got to start replacing this misinformation with accurate understanding not only do major terrorist attacks consistently get condemned by Muslim groups all over the world's expressionist of solidarity for the victims not only do you have lots of Muslims working very hard against radicalization and recruitment for these agencies but you've got moderate Muslims for example are the primary soldiers on the ground fighting Isis in the Middle East right now the over whelming majority of the soldiers physically fighting Isis right now our other Muslims but even here in Western countries there are cases that get ignored at our peril you see we have a tendency to pay a lot of attention to the terrorist attacks that actually happened and of course we should we tend however to overlook the terrorist attacks that didn't happen and we miss learning valuable lessons. For example..."