I could not have said it better myself.

11 Sep
Stephen from The Summer Set wrote an amazing post on his tumblr today about his feelings on 9.11.  I had to share it.
9.11.10.

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.

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2 Responses to “I could not have said it better myself.”

  1. Melly September 12, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    This is excellent and so true!

  2. Raine September 15, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    Exactly!

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