This is a bit off-topic, but does anyone know how many Muslim families were negatively effected by the 9/11 attack? I mean, I assume there had to be at least one Muslim working in those buildings...
Also, Balducci, thanks for the knowledge!
Regarding your question, I imagine the proportion of Muslims killed was probably more or less the same as the proportion of Muslims among the general population in the U.S. So it wouldn't be a huge number, less than a hundred or so? (The story I linked to below says about 60.)
By the way, and I bet most people here did not know this, the 2 World Trade Center building contained a Muslim prayer room! (Which really shouldn't be all that surprising ... but unless you are Muslim, you don't think about prayer rooms much.)
See this story: "Muslims and Islam Were Part of Twin Towers’ Life"http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/11/nyreg ... igion.html
While you are at it, I thought this opinion / editorial was quite good: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/opini ... of.html?hp
It concludes as follows:
Hats off to a rabbinical student in Massachusetts, Rachel Barenblat, who raised money to replace prayer rugs that a drunken intruder had urinated on at a mosque. She told me that she quickly raised more than $1,100 from Jews and Christians alike.
Above all, bravo to those Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders who jointly denounced what they called “the anti-Muslim frenzy.”
“We know what it is like when people have attacked us physically, have attacked us verbally, and others have remained silent,” said Rabbi David Saperstein. “It cannot happen here in America in 2010.”
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick put it this way: “This is not America. America was not built on hate.”
“Shame on you,” the Rev. Richard Cizik, a leading evangelical Christian, said to those castigating Islam. “You bring dishonor to the name of Jesus Christ. You directly disobey his commandment to love your neighbor.”