One of the people who was thrust into the spotlight after the events of one year ago today was Saleem Rasheed. Rasheed, a Birmingham native and a Muslim, was the starting middle linebacker and best player on the Alabama football team. And he became, in his own words, "the spokesman for Muslim people" in Alabama. It wasn't something Rasheed was comfortable with, but in addition to being the best player on the team he was also one of the smartest and most articulate. And he did a fine job of it.
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