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September 11th

On September 11, 2001, I was teaching a welfare-to-work job training class as part of a community outreach program from Albany State University.  My boss stepped into class and said, “turn on the T.V…. something is happening in New York.” 

When we realized what happened, one of my students quickly said, “I am glad I am a Christian because Muslims are terrorists.”  I asked the class if we have ever had Christian terrorists in our nation’s history and they said, “Of course not.”  Some people really did not pay attention in high school history class but that is a discussion for some other time.

Today, we remember the tragic events of that fateful morning, pray for the souls that are gone and keep their families in our hearts.  Since the students knew I once worked in the U.S. Capitol complex in the past, they asked me what was next.  I told them it was time to stand behind the president and congress who were elected and selected to lead in crisis.    

We also remember that Abraham, the father of Isaac and Ishmael, was indirectly the father of three religions.  The eagle that was embossed on my congressional staff business cards had an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other.

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