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How 9/11 changed my life
For a muslim boy who was born in AMERICA on 9/11 here is a timeline related to events on that day that have affected him directly or indirectly and have changed his future
2001- He shares his birthday with one
of the most tragic days in
2001- patriot act This was signed into law on October
26 empowering the government to
spy on its own citizens, with little
checks and balances. He is now
underthe prying eyes of his local
police department, the FBI and NSA
President George W. Bush authorizedthe practice ot
eavesdropping on any
international phone calls made trom the
boy�۪s house as well as e-mails sent
2002- racial profiling during travel
Agencies began ranking
people based on their risk to
aviation. His traveling has
now changed forever. American
Muslims have been targeted
in the name ot airport security
(many times without case)
2002- Unconstitutional FBI Investigation
Guidelines relaxed to allow
investigations ot ordinary citizens
without suspicion of wrongdoing.
By birth, he is part of a group
that is the prime target of
2003- Department of Homeland
The most significant government recognization
since the Cold War. its intelligence activities
have often violated rights of innocent citizens.
His father could get a visit trom DHS at anytime
without having done anything wrong.
According to a 2005 report bythe Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), anti-Muslim
hate crimes increased by more than 40 percem
in 2004. Members of his demographic group
reported hundreds of cases of unreasonable
arrests, detentions, searches seizures and
interrogations in that year.
2006- Gross Violation of Constitutional Rights
If he lived in southern california it was discovered this
year that his local mosque may have been
inliltrated by FBI agents or police otticers
working undercover to illegally gather
information on his community. Similar reports in
2007 about NY police were revealed in 2013.
According to leaks in' 2013, National
Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program
was irrplemented this year to gather info from emails.
2009- I Am A Muslim
A Columbia University Study found that Muslim
students in New York were now
hyper-conscious about being Muslim whether
they are religious or not.
Twitter WikiLeaks Court Order
WkiLeaks investigation prornpted a secret court
order for Twitter to reveal users information,
raising concerns tor all users, especially
Muslims, about illegal snooping on others
���Sports Venue Report� NYPD
Associated Press reporters revealed information
that NYPD has been conducting illegal
surveillance on Muslim communities and the
places they gather, such as mosques as well as
sports venue. He is now being watched while
playing cricket or soccer in his neighborhood.
According to icasualties.org over 6000
US soldiers have lost their lives in the wars
in Afghanistan and Iraq- both of which we
relate to 9.11. That is more than double the deaths when the twin towers fell on top of every single American.
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