Muslim Feds Reflect on 9/11

The September 11 terrorist attacks turned all eyes on Muslims in America. For some, it was a burden. For others, it created an opportunity. Five Muslim federal workers, past and present, tell Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp how that day has shaped their careers in public service. Read the full story.

That day

Suhail  Khan

Suhail Khan
Former Bush appointee
White House Public Liaison

Behar  Godani

Behar Godani
Program Analyst
State Dept.

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Bix  Aliu

Bix Aliu
Public Affairs Officer
State Dept.


Discrimination

Suhail  Khan

Suhail Khan
Former Bush appointee
White House Public Liaison

Assad  Akhter

Assad Akhter
Deputy Chief of Staff
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

Jameel  Allam  Johnson

Jameel Aalim-Johnson
Former Chief of Staff
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)


My Role

Suhail  Khan

Suhail Khan
Former Bush appointee
White House Public Liaison

Behar  Godani

Behar Godani
Program Analyst
State Dept.

Bix  Aliu

Bix Aliu
Public Affairs Officer
State Dept.


Our Future

Assad  Akhter

Assad Akhter
Deputy Chief of Staff
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)

Behar  Godani

Behar Godani
Program Analyst
State Dept.