Saturday, September 10, 2011

What does it mean to belong?

I just listened to a great podcast of Khalid Latif on The Moth.  His story was entitled, "Shattered Silence" and he describes his experience as a Muslim American after 9/11 and how he wrestled with questions of faith, belonging and emotions of fear and distrust.  This is a very moving and poignant piece to listen to and give further perspective on 9/11 on the 10 year anniversary of the disaster.  With any event, especially one of this magnitude, there are many perspectives to consider and it seems to me the question is not so much about the destruction, but how we treat each other afterwards and maintain trust and inclusion of all Americans and visitors. 

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