Anna Maidi with the banner from the “No Ban No Wall” rally held January 29 on the grounds of the Monroe County Courthouse. Photo by Jeff Richardson

BY CARMEN SIERING

With hate crimes on the rise, the threat of mass deportations, and the federal government’s attempts to restrict immigration
from predominately Islamic countries, these are anxious
times for Muslims in America.

Many people contacted for this article demurred—reluctant to have their names published, their pictures taken, or even their countries of origin revealed. Others, however, felt it was important to share their experiences of living, working, attending school, and raising their families here. These are their stories.

READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE!

 


WEB EXCLUSIVE

With so many images of our Muslim neighbors captured by Bloom photographers, we couldn’t print them all with the story.  See additional photographs in this slideshow: