Human Rights First Marks the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Washington, D.C. – Today Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people:
“On this solemn anniversary we remember the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the brave men and women we have lost in the line of duty protecting our nation in the past decade and a half. We express our condolences to their families and loved ones, and we recommit ourselves to honoring the victims’ memory and sacrifice by working to reclaim our nation’s role as a global leader in the fight for human rights.
“In these times of of fear and insecurity, we must remember that we are best served in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism by rejecting those voices that seek to divide us and create a ‘clash of civilizations,’ and instead finding strength in our differences. The United States is strongest when we adhere to our nation’s fundamental ideals of human rights, tolerance, and religious freedom freedom.”