The American Human Rights council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation and peace- loving people worldwide in commemorating the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. AHRC notes that the threat of terrorism, extremism, hatred and violence continues to exist nationally and in the rest of the world. All advocates of human rights honor the memory of the lives lost. In response to hate and ignorance, we advocate for staying faithful to true American values, religious and cultural coexistence, and diversity. Our commitment to defending and respecting human rights and human dignity should remain unshaken by the heinous attack. We stand against the voices of intolerance, acts of hate, violence and terrorism locally and internationally and animosity that seek to divide. AHRC affirms that safety and human rights are compatible, and indeed, respecting human rights promotes security. As Americans, we should strive to be both secure and free.
Congress declared September 11 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as Patriot Day. Patriot day serves as a constant reminder that terrorism, extremism, and violence are our common enemy and that terrorism is the enemy of all peace loving people and that terror recognizes no race, national origin or religion.
AHRC supports Patriot Week and encourages its friends and supporters to partake of the Week’s activities. Patriot Week renews America’s spirit and commitment to its core values of freedom and equality for all by celebrating the legal and political traditions that make America the leader of the free world. Anchored by the key dates of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorists attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers), the schedule for each day has a separate focus. The grassroots effort is renewing the spirit of America, one person at a time, and is spreading throughout the nation. Activities have occurred in MI, NY, NH, OH, CO, AZ, GA, PA, WA, DC, IL and more to come! For a list of events and more information, visit www.PatriotWeek.org.
“The aim of the 9/11 heinous terrorist attack was not only to harm the immediate victims but to divide Americans as well and spread the false message of a war between religions and a war between civilizations” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Terror, regardless of the pretexts advances, has no religion or nationality or civilization. Our nation is stronger in embracing and honoring diversity and human rights for all,” continued Hamad.