Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

Rita Lasar Meets Masuda Sultan, An Afghan-American Who Lost 19 Members of Her Family in Theus Bombing of Afghanistan

StorySeptember 11, 2002
Watch iconWatch Full Show

Within a month, the bombs started to fall on Afghanistan. A few months later, Rita Lasar, who lost her brother Abein the World Trade Center, decided to go to Afghanistan. In the midst of her deepest grief, Rita said the killing ofinnocent civilians should not be avenged by the killing of innocent civilians. We followed her on her trip.

A few days before she took that trip in January, she came to our studio, and met for the first time Masuda Sultan, anAfghan American who lost 19 members of her family

Tape:

  • Rita Lasar, who lost her brother in the World Trade Center, traveled to Afghanistan.
  • Masuda Sultan, an Afghan-American describing how she discovered the US had killed 19 members of her familyin the bombing of Afghanistan

Guest:

  • Masuda Sultan, Afghan-American citizen who lost 19 members of her family.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation