I thought this was an interesting interview. Rami was born in Jordan and settled in the southwest side of Chicago. He saw that there were many unfortunate families that migrated and were living there. Rami brought together about 900 people and raised about $20,000, which helped start nine programs. And now today that same tradition goes on and now they have about 20,000 people show up and have celebrities and politicians that come. This has all helped the muslim community come together.
I found it interesting when Rami was talking about post 9/11, about how he felt. I know as an American I am guilty of fearing the American Muslims following the tragedy. But he said that he had the same feelings as Americans when the tragedy happened. Everyone was frantically calling their family members, Wondering if they had any family in the world trade centers.
Not only did he have the same emotions that most Americans had he also was thinking what does this mean for the American Muslims? Which is a great question. unfortunately, people tend to stereotype, and he had every reason to wonder what it would do to the American Muslim community. I am glad that he is out there talking about it and relaying that not all Muslims are going to commit an act so destructive. He also talks about how the anxieties are still there for everyone. And the Muslims are doing their part.
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