In some circles its already politically incorrect to commemorate 9/11 and COVID 19 has put it on the back burner.
However 9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history. A series of four coordinated terrorist attacks took place by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences, in addition to at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. It remains the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively.
How did we react as Muslims? Some justified the terror; others resorted to a victim-hood ideology for fear of backlash and most just remained confused.
But the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack did it in the name of Islam and wanted their brand of Islam to be recognized globally. Eventually the West pandered to the Muslim psyche and the so-called war on terror completely confused the masses when from the beginning we should have targeted the ideology as this was ideological warfare.
Today Muslims are waking up to the misplaced Islamist ideology but is it too late? An entire generation has been fed on a warped ideology that holds violence as its tool of change.
So, in order to reframe the message to show that Islam is free from violence, terror, divisions, sectarianism, gender divides and a victim ideology, we MUST remember the horrors of 9/11 and commemorate it with reflection and moral guidance.

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