Ten Years Later: What It's Like to Be Muslim in Southern California

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In the days immediately following September 11, George W. Bush was the first to ask Americans not to blame their Muslim neighbors. Then came the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the US, ugly incidents still occur — from bullying and workplace discrimination to violent assault for wearing a turban. Some local Muslims say it’s worse than ever. We hear from them and from a local police chief who tries to see things their way.



  • Manjusha Kulkarni - Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Shakeel Syed - Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
  • John Welter - Anaheim Police Department


Warren Olney