Thursday, August 11, 2011

Small Artice - Big Potential?

The August 11, 2011 issue of the Washington Post ran a small article “During Ramadan dinner at White House, Obama honors Muslim survivors of Sept 11 attacks” (see

The President’s Iftar (post Ramadan celebration) dinner comments also mentioned that Muslims died in the attacks and are part of America’s armed forces.

I wonder why we haven’t profiled some of the survivors, especially those who are pious and well respected? Perhaps this is a good theme for the 10 year anniversary of the attacks next month.

After the attacks I recommend that we personify the Muslim victims to show that the terrorists had killed their own people. People stories, especially those with images and emotional overtones are powerful influencers. Profiling the innocent victims is a fitting memorial which may also help to prevent future such tragedies.

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