The Progressive


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For Immediate Release

Shonna Carter or David Lerner, Riptide Communications 212-260-5000
Talat Hamdani, Peaceful Tomorrows, 631-655-8781


9/11 Victims' Family Members React to the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Family Members Available for Comment


In the wake of the official announcement that Osama Bin Laden, alleged leader of Al Qaeda has been killed, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows released the following statement:

As we consider the killing of Osama Bin Laden, our thoughts turn not only to our family members who were killed on September 11th, but to all of the innocent people around the world who have died, and continue to die, as a result of the events of September 11th, 2001

It is our hope that the rule of law underpinned by our Constitution that was so terribly strained in the name of September 11th will again become the guiding light of our policies at home and abroad. One person may have played a central role in the September 11th attacks, but all of us have a role to play in returning our world to a place of peace, hope and new possibilities. We hope that process will begin today.

Peaceful Tomorrows is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone.