The 9/11 tragedy is a very tricky topic to deal with effectively in film. Play it too raw and risk offending audiences for no reason other than a general sense of mean bitterness, and play it to sentimentally and risk becoming too schmaltzy and saccharine. For a narrative like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Stephen Daldry is, on paper, the perfect choice.
When they are given the opportunity, Muslim women are integrating, participating in civic, economic and social life while raising children who are productive members of society. In the last decade, Muslim women may have developed their religious identity, but it is now time to strengthen their national identity.