Hasan Ferdaus, now living in New York, is a Bengali journalist and writer. He was an eye witness to the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla, Hasan says that he had never seen before so much integrity and unity amongst people in New York. Despite the shock and awe, people in New York were united and determined. He, however, says that the unity which was built has been now lost for political reasons.
Answering a question on the lessons, he said that 9/11 has proven beyond doubt that a handful of persons, indoctrinated in religious extremism , can cause a havoc. He said that 9/11 has proven that religious extremism is the biggest threat . He, however, expects that a united effort against Islamic extremism can bring in peace in the world.