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English actor Riz Ahmed poses for photographers upon arrival at the European premiere of the film 'Jason Bourne' in London, Monday, July 11, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

HBO's 'The Night Of' star Riz Ahmed penned an essay about being a Muslim actor post-9/11



Actor Riz Ahmed, star of HBO's new crime series "The Night Of," shares the challenges he's faced as a Muslim actor fifteen years after the September 11th attacks in an essay featured in "The Good Immigrant," a crowdfunded book by author Nikesh Shukla.

The Guardian posted Ahmed's <b>essay</b>, "Typecast as a Terrorist," to its website on Thursday. 

It's been shared more than 35,000 times.

"As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim," he writes.

Author Stephen King praises "The Night Of."

Ahmed has gotten a lot of praise from fans, followers and the Muslim community.

Anti-Muslim sentiments are on the rise

A new report from sociologists at the University of Minnesota found that Americans say they dislike Muslims more than atheists.

The report found that in a 10-year period since a previous study, Muslims surpassed atheists as the religious or non-religious group Americans feel most at odds with.

Nearly half --  48.9 percent of Americans -- also say they would disapprove if their child were to marry someone who is Muslim.

Writer-director Aleem Khan's tweet: "A vital and important essay."

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