Remembering the events of ten years ago has been sad. Really sad. Forgiveness is a tough thing, sometimes.
Then again, sometimes, it is the only thing.
Islam is not the enemy. Religion isn't even the enemy (though it's easy to say so.)Extremism, absolutism, and fanaticism - they are the enemies. Those who feel so strongly about being right are the ones who think they must punish those who are not like them.
If we do not behave in a very different way, if we do not embrace forgiveness, we become like them. It is so easy to do.
"They" did not win. The attacks of the 11th of September, 2001, did not succeed. There only success will be if we become like them.
Even if we do not feel very forgiving, we must live it on the outside, until we can embrace it on the inward side. Then . . . . .