NJ Spotlight News

Islamophobia that took hold after 9/11 is still a concern

Clip: 09/13/2021 | 4m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

River Edge, NJ, a borough of roughly 11,000 people, is where Ameer Alsamman grew up. He’s a first-generation American, his parents having moved here from Syria. The world was forever changed after Sept. 11, 2001 and so was life for Alsamman. He was in the 2nd grade when the bullying started. “I would you know hear everything from terrorist, Bin Laden, Saddam, go blow yourself up,” he remembers.

Aired: 09/13/21

Rating: NR

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