Firstly before I get into today’s post I want to you the reader to know that what I am about to say, although it may ruffle feathers or raise some hackles, this posting comes from a place of love, understanding and compassion towards all life.
Now the topic:
9-11 was tragic indeed! It is important however not to buy into the ‘kool-aid’ certain political groups use to try and fuel the anti-Muslim hatred. 9-11 was done by Muslim terrorists not by Muslims.
1.the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
2.the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3.a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
See how the definition does not bring up a particular faith. It is important to keep in mind that a Terrorist can be of ANY FAITH, yes even CHRISTIAN!
On Wednesday June 8th 2016 Target store in Evanston, Ill.,
The station reports that police are not ruling out the possibility that Wednesday’s attack is somehow connected to the backlash the big-box retailer has faced since affirming in April that transgender customers and employees nationwide can use the store bathroom and changing room that corresponds with their gender identity.
The bombing took place on the same day Target shareholders gathered for their annual meeting, where the company’s trans-affirmative policies were expected to be discussed.
Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder, a gay couple, were murdered on July 1, 1999, by white supremacist brothers Matthew and Tyler Williams in Redding, California. Tyler Williams was sentenced to a minimum of 33 years in prison, to be served after his completion of a 21-year sentence for firebombing synagogues and an abortion clinic. Benjamin Williams claimed that by killing the couple he was “obeying the laws of the Creator”. He committed suicide in 2003 while awaiting trial. Their former pastor described the brothers as “zealous in their faith” but “far from kooks”
These are just two of many many many examples of terrorism committed by white Christian ultra conservatives against American citizens. Terrorism is a world wide epidemic, it is not limited to one faith but it is limited to assholes!
But besides Pearl Harbor, 9-11 is the only attack on US soil conducted by a foreign interest group or government, is what you might hear. Well obviously someone has forgotten the war of 1812!
The Burning of Washington in 1814 was an attack during the War of 1812 between British forces and those of the United States of America. On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington, D.C., and set fire to many public buildings, including the White House (known as the Presidential Mansion at the time), and the Capitol, as well as other facilities of the U.S. government.
Where is our War of 1812 day? where is the annual constant reminder to fuel our hatred of Canadians and British? No where, because its not the corporate propaganda to line the pockets of the rich and corrupt.