Suzanne Barakat speaks at TEDWomen 2016 - It's About Time, October 26-28, 2016, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, California. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

Islamophobia Killed My Brother

Listen as Suzanne Barakat tells a story that hits close to home for many of us. Experiencing Islamophobia in modern day America is not something alien to most Muslims, however it is very rarely spoken about with such raw emotion on public platforms. The uneven keel placed upon Muslim criminals and those that are readily labelled as terrorists has undoubtedly had an effect on the wider Muslim community, and increased the the rate of Islamophobic attacks on innocent civilians. Barakat tells the tale of one such incident and the long-term effects it has had on her and her family.