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The 9/11 era will never be over for America

The 9/11 era will never be over. I read last month’s column by Eugene Robinson, who stated it’s time to declare the “9/11 era over.” He must think that this is like a chapter in a novel and we should move on to the next chapter. He doesn’t realize that there are groups like al-Qaida that will always have members who want nothing more than to kill Americans at home or abroad.

He doesn’t think the Boston bombers were jihadists, but they wanted to kill American civilians because of our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. They forgot that we were attacked by Muslims on 9/11. The 9/11 era will never be over for the families who lost loved ones and we owe it to them to continue the fight to eradicate these terrorists by whatever means it takes.

Heidi Maseduca

Buffalo