9/11- Four Years On

I know that the anniversary of the attacks has already been covered here, but I can’t help but be astounded that the Belfast rioting takes precedence on the BBC News homepage over the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in America.

The names of the 2749 victims were read out by their brothers and sisters at a ceremony at ‘ground zero’ – the site where the Twin Towers fell. A minute’s silence was observed, and even New York Police helping in New Orleans are holding a ceremony to remember those lost in the attacks.

Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI marked the anniversary by pleading for global renunciation of hatred and asking for people to work together for justice and peace. A feeling echoed by community leaders across Northern Ireland this morning.