Biden urges Americans to unite on 9/11 anniversary

Biden called on the American people to unite, calling it the country’s greatest strength in the face of adversity ahead of the 9/11 anniversary.

“For me that was the central lesson of the 9/11 attacks. When we were at our most vulnerable, we fell into the whirlwind of what makes us human and in the battle for spirituality. The soul of America, unity is our greatest strength,” US President Joe Biden said in a video released by the White House on September 10.

Biden acknowledged the “dark forces of human nature including fear, anger, resentment, and violence” directed at Muslim Americans, “true and sincere followers of a religion.” religion of peace”, bent but did not break the unity of America.

US President Joe Biden speaks in a video released by the White House on September 10.  Screenshots.

Biden called on Americans to unite as issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, mandatory vaccination requirements, voting rights and abortion are causing division. “United doesn’t mean we have to believe in the same thing. We have to respect and place fundamental trust in each other and this country,” Biden said.

The US president and his wife are expected to visit three locations linked to 9/11, including New York City where two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, killing 2,753 people, and the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the fourth plane crashed while flying to the US Capitol or the White House.

Hate crimes against Arab Americans, Muslims, and people believed to be Arabs or Muslims increased after the 9/11 attacks. The number of crimes of this type has decreased over the years but has never returned to pre-9/11 levels, according to statistics from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Nguyen Tien (Follow Reuters)

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