#AfterSeptember11: Muslims share horrific stories of abuse, racism

Published: September 14, 2019
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The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane in New York in this September 11, 2001 file photograph. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Brooklyn bridge is seen in the foreground.  REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2LVZB

The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane in New York in this September 11, 2001 file photograph. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Brooklyn bridge is seen in the foreground. REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2LVZB

The second tower of the World Trade Center bursts into flames after being hit by a hijacked airplane in New York in this September 11, 2001 file photograph. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Brooklyn bridge is seen in the foreground.  REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2LVZB PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: How the world saw the US and how the US saw the world changed drastically upon September 11, 2001.

Two hijacked planes crashed into News York’s World Trade Centre towers, resulting in the death of almost 3000 innocent Americans.

The attacked was owned by Al-Qaeda, which put Muslims around the world on map for racism, discrimination and abuse.

As 9/11 observes its 18th year, many have come forward with their accounts of the ill-fated day. Some recalled family and friends they lost, while others opened up on how they survived the massive debris that look over a large chunk of Manhattan as the towers fell.

Twitter lit up with #AfterSpetember11 stories and it was heart wrenching, to say the least.

Here are few:

Have you faced a similar ordeal after the attacks? Share it in the comments below.

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