Schools must approach September 11th precisely and without anti-Muslim bigotry – CAIR – Council on American-Islamic Relations : Islam

Almost twenty years have passed since al-Qaeda attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania.

While most Americans can vividly recall the horror of September 11th played out on live television, an entire generation of American children grew up with no firsthand memories of the attack.

Most college students today were too young to know or notice what happened on September 11, while all middle and elementary school students weren’t even born at the time of the attack.

With this in mind, many public schools in the United States are teaching on the 9/11 anniversary of the attacks. Some schools play video documentaries about the attack. Some hold a moment of silence for the victims. Some hold school-wide memorial services. Some play live recordings of ceremonies in New York City and elsewhere. Some do all of that and more. . . (CONTINUE READING)

Dr. Abbas Barzegar, PhD, is the Research & Advocacy Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, Esq. serves as deputy director of the American-Islamic Relations Council.

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