On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was attacked. Nearly 3000 innocent people were killed, and as a result, the nation was in shambles.
The entire country was in a state of paranoia, any man wearing a turban was seen as a terrorist, mosques were seen as a breeding ground for the next generation of Al Qaeda, and an entire culture was seen as “the enemy.”
The saddest part about 9/11 was that not only did the terrorists succeed in taking human life, but they also succeeded in shaking us to our very core so we forgot what this nation stands for. Human rights were completely discarded, a country (Iraq) was attacked on no real basis and suddenly prejudice against Muslims and people of Middle Eastern descent was okay.
Nine years later things have gotten better, but events like burning the Quran and protesting a Mosque are reminders of how much 9/11 has changed the mindset of the American people. Islamic extremism fueled the attacks in 2001, but the post 9/11 rise of Christian extremism and American Fascism are no way to stand up to those who did us wrong.
We must exercise love, tolerance and understanding if we’re ever going to move forward. You can’t fight intolerance with more intolerance, we must love one another and show respect despite our differences.
I feel so horrible for every family that had to suffer losses that occurred on that tragic day. I along with every other person living in the U.S. will never forget this day. It was probably one of the worst tragedies to ever occur in history, but I think some things should be clarified on it when it comes to Muslims. I’m seeing posts all over Tumblr, and some are just stereotyping against Islam just like the majority of people do these days. I’m Muslim and I’ve been raised in Islam and half the people that talk on the behalf of Islam don’t know anything about, but yet they continue to run their mouths.
Islam is a religion all about peace. We don’t promote violence at all. That’s why it’s the second-biggest growing religion in the U.S.
What most Americans perceive of Islam is portrayed through the media and is biased and not factual whatsoever.
The people who committed these horrible 9/11 crimes are not Muslims. They are EXTREMISTS. They take verses from the Qu’ran (Koran) and interpret them incorrectly and use that to justify their disgusting actions.
Now Muslims all over this country get discriminated against and referred to as terrorists.
The definition of a terrorist is someone who causes TERROR. Not Muslims. There are white terrorists, Hispanic terrorists, African American terrorists.
Muslims died in the attack of 9/11 also, so how can we ALL be at fault?
The Extremists who do these things think they ARE Muslim, when in actuality they are not. They know nothing about the religion and the Qu’ran doesn’t permit them to do the actions that they commit. They are idiotic, irrational people. REAL Muslims are not like that.
“Allah” isn’t some different being we believe in. Allah means God in Arabic. It’s the same thing.
All I’m saying is don’t blame these horrific actions and do racial profiling against innocent people who have done nothing wrong. Blame it on the insane people who committed them, but that doesn’t justify blaming a whole race.
Musicians Lupe Fiasco, DJ Khaled, T Pain, Talib Kweli, Ice Cube, Akon, Actors Jaleel White, Wesley Snipes, they’re ALL Muslim, for a reason. Because it is a religion that revolves around peace. Are you going to discriminate against them too?
All I’m saying is just don’t listen to what the media has to say and don’t speak on behalf of a religion you know nothing about. If you were raised in the religion and are a member of that religion, then maybe you can speak on behalf of it.
Don’t penalize me for things I’d never do or never did.
Don’t blame the entire Islamic population for something a bunch of insane extremists did.
^allllll this. I’ve been called a terrorist 3 times by some random people on the street while walking to/from middle school.