Muslims in America: MuslimsinAmerica6

Every morning Abdelrahman Abdelaziz (at left) greets neighbors at Squad 18’s firehouse in New York City’s West Village. The Palestinian American, a lieutenant on the force, sees himself as a little bit of an ambassador for his faith. “I wanted to show that not all Muslims are terrorists,” he says. “We are productive members of society.”

Every morning Abdelrahman Abdelaziz (at left) greets neighbors at Squad 18’s firehouse in New York City’s West Village. The Palestinian American, a lieutenant on the force, sees himself as a little bit of an ambassador for his faith. “I wanted to show that not all Muslims are terrorists,” he says. “We are productive members of society.”