Farah Darvesh lives in Columbus Georgia and is Muslim. She says this about the recent terrorist attacks —
“When they said Muslim terrorists did it, everyone’s heads turned and all eyes in the room were on me.” She was then asked, “Why did your people kill those people in Paris and San Bernardino?”
Farah is twelve years old.
Muhammad Rahman, a 15-year-old student in Chicago, explains how his peers and even teachers treat him at school, “Every day, they make sure to let me know that I’m different from everyone else.”
The Guardian takes a look at growing-up Muslim in this new era of “long-simmering Islamophobia” coupled with the war on terror abroad, and surveillance and profiling at home.