source: OnIslam Jan 2, 2012
The family of a Muslim man who died while trying to save lives during the 9/11 attacks was shocked after receiving a notification that the name of their son would not be found among first responders at the National Memorial in Lower Manhattan, appearing next to a blank space with those with “loose connections” to the World Trade Center.
“They do not want anyone with a Muslim name to be acknowledged at ground zero with such high honors,” his mother, Talat Hamdani, 60, told the New York Times on Monday, January 2, at her home in Lake Grove on Long Island.
“They don’t want someone with the name Mohammad to be up there,” the mother added with her voice filled with pain.
The story of Mohammed Salman Hamdani started when the 23-year-old police cadet died trying to save lives in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.