There are many things that surprise me in life and sometimes not in a pleasant way.
Before 9/11, I had no real clue about Islam or Muslims. What they believed in and where and how they lived. I don’t think I was alone in that regard as a westerner. But 9/11 changed all that for sure. Now everyone knows all about Muslims right? (we think we do anyway).
For we have had negative stereotypes about Muslims carefully, some brutally, implanted into our collective pysche for two decades now. I don’t see how this can be anything other than a deliberate campaign of mis-information.
Take “Hate crimes” against Muslims for example. It has been commonly reported that verbal and physical attacks against muslims spiked in New Zealand AFTER 51 members of the Christchurch muslim community were gunned down by a white supremicist terrorist from Australia in 2019.
It is difficult to comprehend this personally but I guess it is simply an extreme version of “monkey see, monkey do” type behaviour. I guess ignorant and frightened people think that if a guy can kill alot of muslims, then surely it is okay for them to abuse or attack other muslims themselves. Even on the other side of the world.
After the 2019 Christchurch terrorist attack hate crimes against muslims spiked in the UK as well. It probably did in alot of western countries – I haven’t checked them all.
Even PBS media in America noted the effect. The global Islamophobia industry is very effective and well documented it seems.
There is only one truth that we know for sure about 9/11 – the official story of events is at least partially, perhaps substantially untrue.
9/11 was very helpful to anyone in authority who had an agenda to unleash a broad targeted attack on nations with major muslim populations – and oil. That day was also very helpful if those same people in authority had agenda’s to unleash “shock and awe” against similar populations. Yes, 9/11 was very useful to a small group of elite people.
Sadly, the whole world has suffered from the consequences of 9/11 and continues to do so. Muslims are targeted by violence from the general public whether they are the perpetraitors or the victims of other crimes. It seems, Muslims therefore, are victims no matter what they do, even when they don’t do anything.
And whilst the issue of Islamic extremist terrorism is certainly real, its vital to keep reminding ourselves that Christian extremist (State) terrorism has killed 10,000 times more people than the Islamic kind. Somehow, this usually gets overlooked.
Surely that is someone’s master plan? These gross imbalances of public information and consciousness couldn’t have happened by chance could they?