9/11


Fifteen years ago today, the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers was carried out.

And while it's very important to mourn those Americans who lost their lives, there's an additional thing we need to keep in mind -

That there are countless places in the Arab world where 9/11 happens every day. Hundreds and thousands of people are killed because of terrorism, bombs, and wars. They lose brothers, sisters, best friends, and parents. Little children are orphaned and people are maimed for life. Yet no one makes a remark about it, no one raises a finger to help or even spread awareness. 

To be perfectly frank (and I don't mean to offend anyone by this), pretty much the only reason 9/11 was a remarkable event was because it happened on American soil

"But Ellie! I or someone close to me lost an uncle, a sibling, or a friend on 9/11. I know you're trying to make a point, but I don't appreciate you acting like their life didn't matter."

Their life mattered. Their life mattered a whole hell of a lot. But the lives of those in the Arab world also matter, and they matter equally.

No one's blood is cheaper or better than anybody else's.

Also, another very important thing: Please be extra conscious of any Muslims that you know or are in your community. 99% of Muslims don't support radical Islamic terrorism, and so while you keep in your thoughts the victims of the attacks and their families, please also keep in your thoughts the many peaceful Muslims throughout the world who may be victims of increasingly violent Islamophobia right now. Thank you <3

Namarië,
Ellie

9 comments:

  1. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. *claps* *leaves* *comes back* Claps more*.

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  2. Agreed. Very well put. I was only 11 months old when this happened. so I don't remember, my family was freaked out though.
    -Addy

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    1. Thank you <3 same; I was only 6 months.

      - Ellie

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  3. YES! I live in a state where most people are not as open-minded as we are, and they think that all Muslim people are terrorists, and that's just sad. I have to deal with a lot of Islamophobia and Homophobia. But that's a rant for another time...
    ~N~

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    1. Also, a few of my good friends are Muslim, both of which have to deal w/ Islamophobics every day at our school.
      ~N~

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    2. I'm so sorry; that's so sad and disgusting.

      - Ellie

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