Muslims Hold 9/11 Vigil At White House

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Muslim Voice

To pay homage to the 9/11 terrorist attack victims, the American Muslim Voice Foundation along with Multifaith groups and community organizations held a candle light vigil, on Sept. 11, at Lafayette Park, SE Quadrant (in front of the White House) in Washington DC.

The event included an Iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast) as the commemoration fell during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.  This was the first time that American Muslims have gathered in front of the White House to commemorate the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

"We must do something so that it will never happen to another family again," Samina Sundas, the founding Executive Director of the AMV told the gathering. "The best thing we can do for each other is get to know so we can create peace."