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We must never forget: The 9-11 terrorist attacks 18 years later

Septermber 2019

I think it’s important to remember that not all Muslims supported this terrorist act and others like it. In fact, more Muslims are killed by their fellow Muslims than by any other religion or nationality.

That said, the terrorists who committed this horrific act were Muslims; radicalized Muslims from the terrorist group Al-Qaida, but Muslims none-the-less. We can’t ignore that fact and to attempt to do so is to bury your head in the sand.

We must never forget and always be vigilant. We should cherish the friendship and co-operation of our allies, including peaceful Muslims, some of whom have have paid heavy prices, including with their lives, to aid our soldiers in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, and to identify and root-out the radicals who have perverted their religion.

The names of those lost on 11 September 2001 can be found here: https://www.911memorial.org/names-memorial-0.

In the 18 years since that horrible day, more than 2,000 first responders, emergency workers and residents of New York city have died of illnesses related to exposure to the air that was contaminated with substances such as pulverized building materials, microscopic shards of glass and asbestos during the attack and the months after the attack during the clean-up; everything from respiratory illnesses to cancer.

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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