Did you know 1 in every 10 kids is denied a friendship due to his/her religion?
Why should someone be judged based on their skin complexion or faith they follow? Everyone should be given the opportunity to express themselves without their religion taken into consideration. In a diverse country such as the U.S., it is important that we communicate and befriend people of other beliefs. It will help our society progress, and significantly break many cultural barriers that stop us from doing many things Each religion teaches the same basic principles: treat others the way you would want to be treated.
"The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different" Mahatma Gandhi
Whatever the name of your god is, you should still stick together.
You shouldn't let events such as 9/11 worsen your bond with people of other faith, rather strengthen it, as this will prevent future conflict and misunderstanding.