New Muslim Converts Face Difficulties in Aftermath

October 22, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 22, 2001, The New York Times featured an article on the "thousands of new Muslim converts [in the US] struggling with their identities amid anti-Muslim fervor and declarations of an Islamic holy war being broadcast on television. Already estranged from relatives and friends, some of whom accuse them of joining a cult, these new Muslims face catcalls and fresh challenges to their faith....[However] many say the events of Sept. 11 only confirmed their commitment" to Islam.