Muslim Feds Reflect on 9/11

Tuesday - 9/6/2011, 2:01am EDT

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.

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.

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