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Date: 09/18/2001 09:03 AM EDT
To: President George W. Bush
Dear Mr. President,
Your words at the Islamic Center in Washington D.C. have touched all Arab Americans and Muslim Americans. Thank you for standing out so strongly for the rights of all people in this nation regardless of color, race, creed or religion. You are a patriot of principles. We all stand with you in condemning this heinious crime against humanity.
Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and condolences. As a 2nd generation Arab-American family, we share and grieve with everyone. We all wake up everyday to go to work in order to provide for our loved ones. We all fly on planes as part of business or pleasure.
This is the American way of life, and we cherish it. The tragedy that befell all those who went to work that morning or who got onto an airplane touches each and everyone. Brooklyn is my place of birth, and New York City is one of mankind's greatest engineering marvels. The devastation brought on by such senseless and mad people is beyond comprehension.
The henious acts perpetrated on Sept. 11 is condemned in the strongest terms by people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. This is clearly a crime against humanity. May God bless you with all the strength and wisdom needed to carry this nation forward in these difficult times.
Salam, Peace, and Shalom,
2nd Generation Arab American
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