More than 10 years ago, the 9/11 attacks left a gaping hole in New York - and across the US as a whole. This open wound continues to divide communities to this day.
In this two-part documentary, Al Jazeera follows the stories of some of those caught up in the anti-terrorist crackdown that followed 9/11 as they speak out about the injustices they have endured and their fears of a rising Islamophobia.
The author started his research in July 2010, and realized that many people were examining the aftermath of 9/11. Muslim Americans had decided to speak out through books, reports, theater and demonstrations on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Muslims were preparing to tell the story of a community under siege - a community that had become collateral damage in the 'war on terror'.
A report by the Center for American Progress called Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America shows how a small group of self-proclaimed experts, backed by a host of donors, is spreading fear and hostility toward Muslims in the US.