My thoughts on 9/11:

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Even the mere utterance of the household phrase “9/11” still sends chills down people’s spines, invoking fear, fueling the fire of anger, and encouraging hate to resonate in people’s hearts. But, why does September 11th still grasps the attention of Americans, whom many were not even alive to even witness the shocking events that took place on that day?!!! I have an answer for that, it’s called the blame-game. The American people have not been allowed to heal, from an event that has killed more American civilians, on American soil ever (more than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, HI in 1941, the race riots of Tulsa, OK in 1921, the first NYC World Trade Center bombing in 1993, the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma City, OK in 1995, and the U.S. Embassy in Kenya in 1998 combined) because they’ve been lead to believe that 19 Muslims, Arabs, Saudi nationals, had the sophistication to breach NYC & Washington, D.C. airspace, and wreak havoc on America, by crashing into buildings that represent the financial & military prowess of the United States.

When a person is injured by someone that they love, and then they’re told that someone else did the damage, it is a lot easier to accept that fallacy. But, over time, the psychological & emotional trauma from that injury will not heal, because the person refuses to admit that the person that they love would ever do something hurtful to them. Likewise, with these attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001, the American people have not been able to heal from this tragedy, because they’ve accepted this obvious lie that some big-bad terrorist network, once headed by someone who has spent nearly the last twenty years, dwelling in caves in Afghanistan, suffering from Kidney problems, before his pronounced “death” (conveniently during a Presidential election year), had the capabilities to complete such an intricate & complex task.

Unfortunately, many of us, as Americans, we just love to be entertained & to be lied to. It allows us to not have to take out enough time, use basic intelligence and/or enough integrity, to seek out the truth of things. It’s a lot easier to accept a lie, as opposed to the truth. And, the truth is that the attacks on September 11th were orchestrated by our own government, on the highest levels, to promote an agenda that places them directly into the realm of global domination, by using things like a “terrorist attack” to push policies that give more power to the U.S. government, and even less power to the American people, along with promoting their military war-machine in places like the Middle-East…..no question about it. The results of this event, as tragic as it was, has also placed the Muslim-Community, globally, on the forefront of being potential, inherent terrorists-in-the-making. I’ve even recently met someone, who was injured in Iraq & actually just became a Muslim himself, who admitted to me while we were talking that this whole “war-on-terror” is a complete lie & that the U.S. military are tyrants.

Unfortunately, most Americans, especially U.S. servicemen, will not manifest enough courage to admit something like this. The whole religious-extremist, Islamists, Islamic-Fundamentalists angle has basically been thrown out into the media, to be internalized by the American people, to keep them thinking that Islam & Muslims are the enemy. I seen the look of anger & fear on people’s faces every time I go out of my home, whenever I’m at Yankee Stadium, whenever I’ve ever been on a plane, every time I go to the movies, there’s always someone, somewhere, who me & people like me, just because I’m a Muslim, just because I have a beard, just because I may be reading the Qur’an in public, that I am a terrorist, or at least not that far from it. Even among people whom I’ve grown up around around, even those who’ve known me before I even became a Muslim, have been deeply affected by the lies & deceit that has been projected about Islam & Muslims in main-stream media. But, I as an individual am supposed to just accept the lies along with everyone else…..nah, not me. I refuse to to allow myself to be lied to, especially when the lies are going to directly influence how people will forever view my religion, and my fellow practitioners of my religion.

Now, I’m no fool…we all know that unfortunately, Muslims have used religious justification to commit acts of terror against people, but what group of religious fanatics historically have not done such a thing…we remember the Inquisition, right?!!! But, to say that 19 Arabs high-jacked four planes, by only using box-cutters, and to breach NYC & Washington D.C. airspace to crash into the Twin Towers & the Pentagon, and not only not intercepted, but not even detected…I mean, c’mon…that’s a lil’ ridiculous!!! There was a man by the name of Robert McIlvaine Sr., who lost his son, Robert McIlvaine Jr. at the World trade Center on 9/11, and was also interviewed for the 9/11 documentary, Zero, who had this to say,”I’m not a conspiracy-theorist. I’m a parent looking for the murderer of my son. And, you have to be a moron to think that 19 Arabs did it!!!”

It’s been years since the tragedy of September 11th took place, and I still find myself, having to explain that Islam doesn’t condone violence, that Muslims are not terrorists, that we’re not the blood-thirsty tyrants that we’re portrayed as being, who want to wreak havoc on the Western/American way of life, in the media, as if I’m being put on trial by virtue of the fact that I am a Muslim. The perpetuation of these fallacies will only allow the U.S. to play & perfect their divide-and-conquer game, to continue to push non-democratic policies, that infringe on the basic rights of Americans in the name of “national-security”/”national-interest”, and to increase the already clear-and-present hatred as well as fear that many Americans have for Islam & Muslims.

The only way that America & the American people can truly heal from this tragedy is honesty. We need to stop blaming those who were not involved: Islam did not attack the U.S. on September 11th, Muslims did not attack the U.S. on September 11th, and the Muslim-World did not attack the U.S. on September 11th. I’m really sick & tired of even Muslims taking this apologetic stance against what happened. Was it tragic what happened on September 11th…of course, was it unjustified…of course, but, is Islam responsible for what happened, are the Muslims responsible for what happened, hell no.

Gareth Bryant/2012

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9 responses »

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  4. who flew the planes into the towers? Ex US Presidents? Muslims. So, who do you think we should blame? George Bush? Jimmy Carter? Clinton? Mickey Mouse? Your opinion above is biased due to your point of view. Now, write something WITHOUT bias…if u can.

    • My view isn’t biased at all. It’s based upon fact. Just like you’ve just accused me of being biased, you’re biased yourself, by really believing that a guy with kidney-problems, in an Afghan cave could’ve possibly orchestrated the most sophisticated terrorist attack on U.S. soil. And, even “if” he’s responsible for these attacks, who trained him & his followers?!!! Yeah…you guessed it…the U.S. trained them, during the Soviet conflict in Afghanistan, when the U.S. gave Bin Laden all of the financial, intelligence, and military support that he want, just to keep the Soviets out of Afghanistan, to not establish a foot-hole in the Middleast.

      • It is obvious that Muslims are more than willing to kill in the name of their religion and in the name of anything that pisses them off pretty much (Muslims kill each other all the time over religious and petty ethnic differences proving that being Muslim does not prevent one from indulging in violence). That being said, it is conceivable that Muslims couldn’t have had the will to attack the U.S. as they’ve done to others.

        The Bush administration was highly incompetent, and President Bush was almost as ignorant as you could get for a redneck Texan. This is self-evident. His administration allowed the attacks to happen either through their incompetence, or to allow their agenda in the Middle East to be implemented easier.

        But the fact of the matter is, is that Muslims hijacked the airplanes and flew them into buildings while praising your god. And you know and I know damn well that Islam condones such violent atrocities and rewards those and their families with some silly paradise that involves virgin girls as offerings to those willing to commit it. Some morality that is.

        Living in a cave and having Kidney problems (and being a millionaire) doesn’t mean that you can’t command others who will blindly obey your orders, to carry out terroristic attacks. If criminals from prison can order hits from behind bars, I’m sure a millionaire living in a cave, with an extensive network of loyal followers could have done so.

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