September11th

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Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? I do. And I always will. But I don’t want to dwell on where I was, because I want to take this opportunity to remember something else about that day.

Because, I also remember the national sentiment after the attacks. People bought and flew American flags by the millions and we stood up together with pride. We were heavy in heart, but strong in conviction. We were all Americans on that day and our nation was one. We were not Republicans or Democrats, Blacks or Whites, Christians or Atheists – we were ONLY Americans. Let us not forget how that felt, too. Let us not remember only the tragedy, but also the sentiment that rushed through the veins of our beloved country. On the 9th anniversary of September 11, a very different sentiment has grappled our society. Our country is more divided now than I ever remember it being before. Let’s try to realize again that we are all Americans and should stand united. We are but one country, and a great one.

While searching for pictures to use in this post, I came upon this:

This makes me absolutely SICK. But the sad thing is, people believe it!!! There are almost 1.5 Billion Muslims in the world and a TINY (let me reiterate: TIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!) fraction of them follow a radical view of the religion (ie the ones who committed the 9/11 attacks). If you’re reading this and you’re Christian – how would you feel if you and all the other 2 Billion Christians on earth were judged solely by the Phelp’s family (see Most Hated Family in America)?

Not to mention, until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil. McVeigh was AMERICAN, WHITE, REPUBLICAN, and a member of the NRA! He attended Catholic Mass as a child; although, he did not associate himself with a specific religion towards the latter years of his life. He was even a member of our military for almost 3 years and was discharged honorably!

So pray tell me: WHAT IS THE PROFILE OF A TERRORIST?

There isn’t one.

Let us remember 9/11/2001 not with hatred and vengeance but with somber remembrance. Let us not generalize in such ways of hatred – it will surely cause the destruction of our great nation.

United We Stand.

As Americans.

Each and every one of us.

– Ross

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  • Comment by Mom — September 11, 2010 @ 12:29

    amen/آمين

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