This is a narration of the centrality of 9/11 in a Muslim's life, highlighting its continuous presence by drawing connections between the present and the past. Beginning with listening to radios as a teenager, an experience that I shared with my father, this performance script connects the initial reactions to hearing the news on the radio to my experiences in post-9/11 America. It touches on the experiences of having to hide one's religious beliefs so that the students do not perceive their teacher differently. It shows the power of this event and its haunting presence.

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