September 11, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: ING Communications Manager Tim Brauhn (720-381-1096) or 

Greetings of peace,

On the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi wrote a reflection on the pre and post-9/11 worlds and how Americans have reacted with both closed fists and open arms:

“The 9/11 attacks set up a confrontation between two visions of the soul of America: one, of a multi-ethnic, multi-faith, pluralistic nation that found richness in diversity and held fast to essential liberty; the other, of a country that clamped down on dissent and viewed diversity as a threat to its essence and character…Muslim Americans like me respond to 9/11 every day…”

You can continue reading at Maha's blog . For articles by other staff, read the ING team blog .

Thank you,

Tim Brauhn
Communications Manager

ING Communications Manager Tim Brauhn
720-381-1096 (m) |

ING Executive Director Maha Elgenaidi
408-393-8202 (m) |

About ING
Islamic Networks Group (ING) is a non-profit organization with affiliates and partners around the country that are pursuing peace and countering all forms of bigotry through education and interfaith engagement while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism. Founded in 1993, ING reaches millions of individuals and hundreds of groups a year at the grassroots level by building relationships, understanding, and peaceful communities of all types and backgrounds through programs that include: 1) thousands of presentations, training seminars, workshops, and panel discussions annually in schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, corporations, healthcare facilities, and community organizations as part of cultural diversity curricula and programs, through a nationwide network of affiliates and partners; 2) social media campaigns that promote cultural awareness and best practices for bringing diverse Americans together to get to know and learn from one another; and 3) online curriculum on topics related to cultural awareness and building bridges available to educators and community organizations.