Tlaib Was ‘Really Afraid’ of Fellow Americans After 9/11

During an interview with Maker published in 2018, Rep. Rashida Tlaib recalled what her life was like for her as a Muslim following the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks.

“I was probably in my second year in law school when 9/11 happened,” Tlaib said. “And I was really terrified of what was going to happen to my husband, who was only a green card holder at the time. I immediately called my brothers and told them to be very careful who you hang out with, telling my sisters, you know, just be real careful out there, and being really afraid of my fellow Americans.”

“It really pushed me to be more involved, and I got really curious and really angry. And I think that combination got me, you know, in front of a number of issues in the city of Detroit,” she added.