>> Sunday, September 12, 2010
Yesterday, it was September 11 and the ninth anniversary of the attack that struck the Twin Towers. It has been dominated by protests over a proposed New York mosque just two blocks from the sacred ground Zero and this year the event was politicised the most. One priest from Florida made Muslims all around the world including me, angry over his plan to burn the quran to mark the event. Fortunately he cancelled his plan after pressure by many people. I lauded the speech by Obama about right and freedom of every American to worship and practise the religion he/she chooses and America is not at war with Islam. The events included a ceremony for the family of 2752 victims that killed in the attacks. One of them a ritual of reading of the names of every person murdered. I feel sorry for the family and this made me wonder and feel sad too over more than 100,000 innocent Iraqi killed by the US attack as a result of September 11. Who is going to read their names in remembrance and if there were such ceremony took place, it would take more than a day to read their names. That did not include the Afghani people.