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    Shomial Ahmad
    Reporter and writer
    New York City 09.22.010
    Special Project Work
    Muslims in the Melting Pot
    by Shomial Ahmad
    A Muslim woman living in Texas once told me, "We are the misfits here. We are the misfits back in Pakistan." She was reflecting the anxiety of belonging familiar to many first-generation immigrants. My portfolio explores the ways Muslims are becoming a part of America, and yet, how they increasingly feel pressure of being Muslim after September 11th.

    MORE Special Project Work:
  • Sunnis and Shiites, A Street Apart
  • Prayers for the Middle East
  • The Cab of a Thousand Songs (The New York Times, 7/17/05)
  • An American Purgatory (Fort Worth Weekly cover story)
  • Awakening Islam (Fort Worth Weekly cover story)
  • LI Muslims pray and wait
  • Biding their time in Beirut
  • Learning the language of their faith
  • Lentil need spikes after shortage
  • Seeking peace, fair portrayals
    Feature Story: Where the Buffalo Roam
    News Story: Tragedy, again (Newsday cover Story)
    Profile: American Dream Deferred
    shomial at gmaildotcom