Date of Degree
Middle Eastern Studies
Mandana E. Limbert
Near Eastern Languages and Societies | Other International and Area Studies | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies
9/11, backlash, Muslim American
This paper argues that Muslim Americans mobilized against the threat of backlash post-9/11 through the creation of new prayer spaces and maintenance of prayer spaces already in existence before the terrorist attacks. I suggest that the successful mobilization of prayer spaces continues to provide a mechanism of support and unity against backlash for Muslim Americans in New York City since the events of September 11, 2001. I also explore how ineffective mobilization efforts, such as demonstrated by the Park51 project, fail to protect the Muslim American community against backlash.
Melissinos, George E., "From Backlash To Mobilization: Muslim American Prayer Spaces In Post-9/11 New York" (2014). CUNY Academic Works.