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I hope we can learn that all people, whatever our cultural background, ethnicity, or nationality, share being human together. Just because Islamic fanatics did this horrendous thing, for example, is not a reason to be suspicious of all Muslims, especially in the United States. And sadly, there are too many cases of intergroup hatred and prejudice all over the world: even after the Holocaust, even after Rwanda, even after 9/11.

I hope present and future generations will understand that we are six billion human beings on a remarkable planet in one solar system in a tiny corner of the universe. We depend on each other; only by recognizing what unites us will we really create a legacy from 9/11.