In an interview with National Geographic, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki shares his perspective on the tragic events of September 11 and the impact they have had on the United States and the world. He was born in New Mexico and received his early Islamic education in Yemen, his parents' native country. He is now the imam of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, and the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
- I say that [military] force [as a response to the attack] would only suppress terrorism, but justice could eradicate it. The reason why this happened is that there are some people who went through a miserable life