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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Wednesday, September 11, 2013:
September 11th, 2001 -- the day when terrorists commandeered four passenger aircraft and crashed two of them into the World Trade Center in New York, another one into the Pentagon outside Washington D.C. and a fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania that was apparently on its way to Washington. Just under 3,000 people died.
Many of the questions that were asked 12 years ago are still relevant today -- why would a group of men hate America so much that they would resort to killing innocent citizens?
The hijackers have been described as Muslim extremists who were fighting a holy war in the name of their religion.
The 9/11 attacks were just one of many acts of violence and hate carried out using religious beliefs as justification.
It'd a perplexing question and one we will explore on Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk -- why do we hate in the name of religion?
Joining us on the program will be Imam Dr. Yahya Hendi, Founder and General Secretary of Clergy Without Borders and the first Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, Sister Carol Zinn, a member of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and Erik Love, assistant professor of sociology at Dickinson College and a civil-rights advocacy scholar.
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