In security: How post 9/11 United States domestic anti-terrorism policy has impacted the safety and identity of Muslims in America
This thesis examines the impact U.S. domestic anti-terrorism security policies following the attacks of September 11th, 2001 have had on the feelings of safety and identity amongst Muslims in America, and in turn overall Muslim identity in relation to the international system. The Bush administration implemented policies such as the PATRIOT Act in order to protect the United States, and in turn make Americans feel safer. This has been done, however, at the expense of the civil liberties of Muslims in America. The alienation of Muslims in America has resulted in a closeness amongst Muslims, and in particular the Muslim American youth, who have been alienated by the non-Muslim American society. These feels of insecurity have Muslims in America re-examining their individual and communal identity.