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10 Years Later: How 9-11 Has Changed Hearts, Minds & Missions

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10 Years Later: How 9-11 Has Changed Hearts, Minds & Missions

By Erich Bridges

 

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—When the jets slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field a decade ago, the life of Joseph Rose* began to change.

 

A Christian college student, he knew little about Islam. He didn’t know a single Muslim personally.

 

His mother called and warned him to shave off his full beard, fearing “hate attacks” by angry people mistaking him for a Muslim. “I left the beard. No one attacked me,” Rose recalls.

 

As the initial shock of 9/11 wore off, something inside spurred him to understand the forces shaking the world. “I began to read about Islam,” he says. “I knew not all Muslims were terrorists, but I was casually driven to understand ‘my enemy.’” 

 

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