The President made an address on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In a video message, the U.S. president paid tribute to the memory of the victims and thanked everyone who risked their lives to save others.
He noted that “the dark sides of human nature – fear and hatred, resentment and violence against American Muslims, true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion” did not destroy American unity.
Biden stressed that the main lesson of September 11 is that “unity is our greatest strength”: “Unity does not mean that we have to believe in the same thing. But we must have deep respect and faith in each other and this nation.”
On September 11, the U.S. president and first lady will visit New York, where two airliners hijacked by terrorists crashed into the buildings of the World Trade Center; the Pentagon, into which the third plane hijacked by terrorists crashed; and the neighborhood of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the fourth airliner crashed, hijacked by terrorists, who were rebuffed by passengers-presumably, its target was the Capitol or the White House.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, the number of hate crimes in the United States increased significantly, the victims of which were Arab Americans, Muslims, and people who were perceived as Arabs or Muslims.