About the Author

Shahid R. Siddiqi

Shahid R. Siddiqi began his career in the Pakistan Air Force. He later joined the corporate sector with which he remained associated until recently in a senior management position. Alongside, he worked as a broadcaster with Radio Pakistan and remained the Islamabad bureau chief of an English weekly magazine ‘Pakistan & Gulf Economist’. In the U.S. he co-founded the Asian American Republican Club in Maryland in 1994 to encourage the participation of Asian Americans in the mainstream political process. He now writes columns and can be reached at [email protected]

Living on the Edge

Of late, the Muslim community in the US has been living on the edge. Targets of “growing tide of fear and intolerance”, as the Islamic Society of North America puts it, Muslims are at a loss to deal with the outburst of hostility they now experience in their daily lives.

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