Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Muslims Paid Less in US Since 9/11

A new study has shown that in the five years since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Muslims and men of Arabic descent have seen their earnings and wages drop by some 10 per cent.

The study questioned some 4,000 Muslim and Arab men, and found that the main reason for the drop in earnings was because it was now hard for them to find jobs in the fields they are trained for, and now have to settle for lesser-paying jobs.

The study looked at data from between 1997 and 2005. Ahmed Rehan, from the Council On American-Islamic Relations, said the result "underscores one of the very real ways in which prejudice can hurt a community."

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