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The Commons
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A small group can wage peace

A Muslim-American remarks on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Amer Latif, a Muslim-American native of Pakistan, teaches religious studies at Marlboro College. This piece is adapted from a speech that he delivered at a gathering/vigil organized by the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Clergy Association . “I am extremely grateful to be standing here with all of you on the tenth anniversary of the events of Sept. 11,” Latif said at the beginning of his remarks. “I would like to express my thanks to all the members of the interfaith community who have worked hard to create this space where we can remember a tragic and painful event in the spirit of compassion and love.”

Originally published in The Commons issue #119 (Wednesday, September 21, 2011).

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