- Who was responsible for the attack?
Ans: There are many controversies on the 9/11 event, but many believe that an Islamic extremist group by the name of Al Qaeda was responsible. Al Qaeda was founded in 1980’s by Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011. Al Qaeda was originally created as a defense mechanism against the Soviet Russians, but later on went rogue and began a killing spree on various parts of the Middle East, primarily the Muslim majority world. As of now, Al Qaeda is one of the largest terrorist organizations in the world and has control over major countries in the middle east, primarily their hub (Afghanistan). On 9th September, a strategic attack was witnessed, supposedly through planning of the Al Qaeda leader himself.
- Are all Islamic people terrorists?
Ans: No. In fact, many people have the wrong perception of Islam. Islam is a religion which has dated back about 1400 years ago, and over the past decade, it has become one of the most rapidly increasing religions among the people. Over 1.5 billion people are Muslims at to this date. Islam is known to be a religion of peace, but over the past years, some extremist groups who have been involved in terrorist activities believe that Islam somehow promotes violence and so have gone towards a much darker side. Islamic extremists are not Muslims, but are rather promoters of violence and hatred than anything else.
- I need to make a donation, what is the process?
Ans: If you need to make a donation, there are plenty of websites that offer a means to do this. Organizations vary and if you are unsure which ones to trust, a reputable site is https://www.911memorial.org/. We believe they are a great organization and you can feel safe donating through that site.
- In what way can I help them if I cannot donate?
Ans: Remember them in your prayers, communicate with the survivors, do all you can to make the world a better place. Do voluntary work, or even contribute to this blog. Every small step counts, and yours may even make the difference. The survivors need all the help they can get, and helping the victims does not refer to just the financial support that they are after, some of them even require emotional support, so do take time to talk to some of them.
- I am one of the survivors of 9/11, how do I appeal for help?
If you are one of the survivors who require help there are plenty of support groups online and you can look locally in your city. If you would like to contact us with your story, we would be happy to share it here on our blog.