Generation 9/11: A soldier, a refugee and a Muslim Australian
Twenty years ago the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes, flying them into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3000 people.
The September 11 attacks, and the war on terror that followed, changed the world.
They ushered in a new era of global conflict, domestic terror threats, counter-terrorism laws and Islamophobia.
Two decades on the legacy of the attacks still reverberates all over the world.
Today, Osman Faruqi speaks to three people whose lives were changed forever by 9/11.
Rana Hussain, diversity and inclusion manager at Cricket Australia
Bill Capstick, former soldier who served in Afghanistan
Zaki Haidari, Hazara refugee from Afghanistan
7am is a daily show from The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. It’s produced by Elle Marsh, Michelle Macklem, Kara Jensen-Mackinnon and Anu Hasbold.
Our senior producer is Ruby Schwartz and our technical producer is Atticus Bastow.
Brian Campeau mixes the show. Our editor is Osman Faruqi. Erik Jensen is our editor-in-chief.
Our theme music is by Ned Beckley and Josh Hogan of Envelope Audio.
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