Who can forget the incident of 9/11? Even though 16 years have passed away, yet the incident looks fresh. The 9/11 attack was a series of terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The terrorists targeted the United States on 11th of September, 2001. Unluckily, the Muslims were blamed for these attacks.[irp]
Basically, the world has labeled Muslims as terrorists. Even though there might be an extremist group involved in such activities, which is hard to believe, you cannot label 1.6 billion Muslims as terrorists. The Americans and western media started blaming Muslims for the attacks so much so that people around the world started having a phobia against Muslims and Islam.
Islam is a religion of peace, and one who enters it cannot commit such acts. Muslims have tried hard to change their image since then. Yet there are traces of Anti-Muslim campaigns and Islamophobia left. Why is that so? Why are Muslims labeled with this tag? And interestingly Muslims are the biggest victims of terrorism.
When it comes to counting victims of terrorism, Muslims are in majority. Then why do people have this perception? If Muslims were terrorists, why would they target Muslims? And if you still think this way, here is a story of those Muslims heroes lost their lives while saving the lives of Non-Muslims during 9/11 attacks.
Mohammed Salman Hamdani: Mohamad Salman Hamdani was a Pakistani Scientist, a young Police cadet who was on duty like any similar day. He wasn’t appointed at the world trade center, rather he rushed towards it when he saw smoke coming from it. He did not just stand there viewing the scene.
He jumped in to save others, yet lost his own life. He was a Muslim, had it been any other cadet, he would have been honored. Yet Hamdani’s religion forced others to suspect him for the attack. His family, back in Pakistan, was even interrogated by the police!
His Brother, Adnan who was at that time head of Muslim community at his college, was also being suspected by the police. Later when his efforts revealed and it was cleared that he had nothing to do with the attack, a street in New York was named after him to honor his effort. Hamdani is a hero whose bravery caused his life.
Abdul Salam Mallahi: Abdul Salam is another brave hero who lost his life during 9/11 attacks. He was a Yemeni national appointed at the Marriott Hotel at the World Trade Center. Following the attack, he did not run away to save his own life like many others. Rather he helped people to escape the victimized area. He died during the utmost humanitarian activity. Isn’t he a hero?
28 Muslims were killed in 9/11 attacks, 28 is a significant number. 28 Muslims lost their lives during the attack and yet world blames Muslims for being terrorists? Most of these Muslims belonged to countries like Pakistan, Guiana, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Turkey, India, Albania, Greece, Ethiopia, Gambia, Iran, Tobago, Ivory Coast and Trinidad.