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Muslims everywhere fear backlash after Paris attacks

In France - as in the U.S. after 9/11 - people are bracing for a backlash. We talk to Mustafa Bayoumi, author of "This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror".
Police officers arrive at the scene of a shooting in Paris. (Yoan Valat/EPA)
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ISIS says it is attacking Western decadence, but many of the bodies lying dead and broken are those of Muslims. They are also victims of resentment, suspicion and outright hostility.

Moustafa Bayoumi has chronicled this trend since 9/11. He's a Canadian professor of English at Brooklyn College, and the author of How Does It Feel To Be A Problem: Being Young and Arab in America. His latest book is This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

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