Human Rights First Statement on 13th Anniversary of 9/11
Washington, D.C. – Today, Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
“On this anniversary, we remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the vicious terrorist attacks on 9/11 and the American servicemembers and others lost defending our nation in the years since. We express our condolences to their families and loved ones, and we recommit ourselves to honoring the victims’ memory and sacrifice by upholding the rule of law and working to reclaim our nation’s role as a world leader in the struggle for human rights, tolerance, and religious freedom.
“In times of challenge and insecurity, America’s commitment to respect human rights and uphold the rule of law should light our path forward. Today, as the American people grapple with the role of the United States in confronting emerging global threats, adherence to these fundamental ideals remains our nation’s greatest source of strength. The United States has a responsibility to pursue national security policies that effectively target our enemies and plant the seeds for peace, stability, and human dignity. Only then can freedom and security flourish.”