Arrival, First NY Experience Saqib Saab
Super old buildings, packed houses with lawns smaller than a lawn mower, ads painting on the sides of apartment complexes. People from all sorts of backgrounds. White people were hard to find.
And Muslims. Man. They were everywhere.
Bearded men in kurtas, cabbies (of course), aunties wearing shalwar kameez, girls in hijab. It was like Devon Street on north side of Chicago or Surrey Drive in Glen Ellyn, IL, only on a much larger scale. Because in Chicago, you stick out walking around looking Muslim in most areas. But in many areas around New York, you’re a commoner. All I could think about was how 9/11 must have been in the city with so many Muslims around. http://www.saqibsaab.com/2010/07/21/my-first-trip-to-new-york-pt-2-of-5-diver…
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