What are some of the psychological effects of extremism abroad on Muslims in the United States?
  • "Almost every week, if not several times, there’s another event that happens. The repercussion on my students is, “Now I have to denounce it? I have to state that this isn’t a reflection of who I am? I have to convince people that I don’t hold these extremist views?” It becomes a burden, especially on young people.

    Many of my students say they feel exhausted. At the same time, because they’re put in a defensive posture, what goes unnoticed is that they are also very fearful. “What if someone does believe that is an accurate representation of Islam and decides to kill me or verbally or physically attack me? Would anyone be sympathetic?”"