If you're going to so horribly offend the people who were most directly affected by this, the families of the September 11 victims...then how are you healing?Among the roughly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks, were there not Muslims? If there is a Roman Catholic Church, a Methodist Church, another Chapel and other places of worship within the vicinity of Ground Zero (see the map below), do not Muslims also have the right to worship? What about the sensitivities of Muslim victims of that horrible day on September 11, 2001?
To bring home the point, I have listed below a partial representation of the Muslim victims, to acknowledge their existence. As you read, I want you to remember the story of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, a police cadet who raced to the scene of the attacks and lost his life in trying to save the lives of others.
There should be dialogue so that sensitivities are heard and addressed. Yet, the spirit of openness cannot be predicated on the demeaning of an entire faith, its adherents, and their inherent rights.
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