‘King of the World’ podcast examines good and bad of Muslim American life after 9/11

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A new podcast seeks to engage with the myriad ways life has changed for Muslim Americans since Sept. 11, 2001. In seven roughly hourlong episodes, host Shahjehan Khan looks at how Muslim life in America has changed in the last 20 years, for worse and for the better. “King of the World” — a translation of the host’s name — officially launched in February, but Khan, a veteran podcaster, has dreamed for years of capturing the Muslim American experience after the 9/11 attacks. Khan and many other Muslims who were in their early 20s and late teens in 2001 suddenly found their Islamic identity thrust upon them by the attention paid to Muslims after the attacks. After Sept. 11, the Muslim American community found itself the target of increased scrutiny from federal and local law enforcement focused on domestic terrorism. Every Muslim, regardless of piety or the importance of other identities, became a Muslim first and foremost.

‘King of the World’ podcast examines good and bad of Muslim American life after 9/11

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