9/11: Need for amicable solutions

2013-09-10 19:15

What happened on September 11 was undoubtedly a crime against humanity and it must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

While the tragic events that happened on 9/11 bring with it sadness for the many that lost loved ones and a time of reflection for many others, we should also look at the other tragic losses of life in other parts of the globe that do not receive much media coverage.

For some sections of the mass media, it seems to have become almost a ritual to use it as an opportunity to sensationalise this crime against humanity with doom-laden headlines regarding the so called “Islamist threat”.

The aftermaths following 9/11 have had a long-lasting impact not only on Americans, but that of many people around the globe, especially Muslims.

Fear mongers are exploiting the pain, hurt and fear associated with 9/11. Islamophobes ignore or possibly intentionally disregard the reality that 9/11 affected people of all nationalities and faiths.

Unfortunately, the reaction by the American government to September 11 has resulted in the illegal invasion and destruction of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings. The results have been disastrous.

American imperialism and it’s so called “war on terror” have far surpassed the 911 attacks in crimes against humanity.

The only thing that will heal the bleeding world is the voice of the ordinary people. We all have a responsibility to our children, grandchildren, future generations, to humanity and all life.

We need to find amicable solutions and alternatives to all this violence, death, destruction, suffering and pain.

This is a responsibility unique in human history. If we do not accept liability to speak out and act for a world free of racist policies, injustices, inequalities, and war, who will?


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