Video: Muslim American Leaders Coming Of Age In a Post-9/11 World

January 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

A group of young Muslim-American leaders came to the Center for American Progress last November to discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing, and to explore ways to strengthen their work. The meeting was held exactly one week after the Fort Hood shootings in Texas, and that event colored the day's conversation. As one of the organizers reflected, despite the engagement of millions of Mus lim Americans from all walks of life, events like Fort Hood can trigger public fears and stereotypes that eclipse this reality and focus on threat and danger.

The participants in the video represent a varied group of young Muslim Americans. They are lawyers, artists, community organizers, bloggers, investment bankers, chaplains, environmentalists, filmmakers, playwrights, educators, social entrepreneurs, scholars, advocates, interfaith workers, and international professionals.