From The Daily Beast
by Arsalan Iftikhar
Exactly 10 Septembers ago, our global community would awake to witness one monumental act of craven inhumanity that would change our world forever in one fell terroristic swoop. In addition to our country mourning the collapse of two of our largest towers, we as a nation also witnessed nearly 3,000 Americans of all religions, ethnicities, and races perish right before our eyes.
On this 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, I spent most of my day here in Washington, D.C. at the 9/11 Unity Walk, where hundreds—if not thousands—of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, and people of all faiths walked alongside each other to commemorate thelegacy of 9/11. Hundreds of us gathered at Washington Hebrew Congregation—the largest synagogue in Washington, D.C.—and heard a Muslim call to prayer as we then proceeded to the Washington Islamic Center where Jewish cantors sang over mosque loudspeakers and African-American gospel singers (who once sang for the Pope) melodiously sang “Amazing Grace” at the mosque grounds.