PRI's The World: 09/08/2016

September 08, 2016

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Today we hear how the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the trajectory of American lives. We check in with US veterans who signed up to fight because of 9/11, and ask young Muslims and Sikhs who were living in the US at the time how the events of 15 years ago affected their lives. Also, we'll introduce you to a 10-year-old girl in Yemen whose video about life in the midst of the Saudi bombing campaign has gone viral. Plus, some reflections as Star Trek turns 50.

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Data: Hate crimes against Muslims increased after 9/11

According to data from the FBI, there was a spike in hate crimes against Muslims after the attacks on September 11, 2001. In these data visualizations you'll see that while attacks have dropped in the years since, hate crimes against Muslims have never fallen back to levels seen before the attacks.