9/11 – an Inside job? | Pakistan Today

9/11 – an Inside job?

  • Persecuting Muslims

It’s been 17 years since the citizens of the “City that never sleeps” fell asleep forever. The devastating nightmare took place in the lively city of New York. People couldn’t believe their eyes as they saw passenger jets flying towards the twin towers of the World Trade Centre one after another. It ruined American pride within seconds. The planes blew away the entire building, the screams of people echoed louder than thunder. A layer of dust, ashes and debris unfurled New York City. Thousands of people died and many others were left to mourn forever. Those who lost their loved ones were looking for answers as to why would anyone do such an inhumane act without any reason. But people came up with a convenient whipping boy within days of the attack, the Muslims; though many among the mourners, many were Muslims.

In addition to the WTC target, as per the official 9/11 narrative regarding the attack on the Pentagon on the same day, we are supposed to believe that poorly trained and inexperienced private pilots were able to perform a maneuver from above the Pentagon requiring a high rate of descent and steep angle of bank to make a 300 degree turn at 500 knots to precisely strike the Pentagon’s Office of Naval Intelligence at a few feet off the ground on the first try without skidding the surface? On its face, this is absurd. A former 35-year naval aviator/commercial pilot captain Dan with over 20,000 flight hours contends that he could not have performed this maneuver, as they allegedly did on 9/11 nor could any other pilot. He firmly believes that the 9/11 story is a lie. Unfortunately, 99.99pc of the people fell for it because they are not pilots and cannot comprehend this insane claim.

However, despite hundreds of claims by experts and whistleblower conferences across the world having presented and proved their counter-argument to the unveil the agenda behind this catastrophic incident, the 9/11 Commission failed miserably in its attempt to accurately recount the story. Its final report was based on the premise that 19 angry Muslims that were poorly trained and inexperienced private pilots commandeered four commercial jet aircraft, three of which crashed into buildings in New York City and Washington, DC. Some 9/11 truthers have met untimely and mysterious deaths or have been terminated from employment trying to expose true facts, while others have failed to draw media attention to their sound information and facts to refute the commission’s claims.

Many Muslim teenagers were persecuted and the rate of teenagers subjected to bullying and harassment increased by 6.6 times not long after the Paris attacks in November 2015

9/11 triggered a series of unfortunate events for not only the Muslims of the US but for Muslims all over the world or anyone that would resemble a Muslim. The overnight change in behaviour was so striking, even the youngsters of that time remember that sudden shift in attitude. 17 years of hatred have solidified the wet cement of racism and the Muslims are considered aliens by the rest of the world. America, which calls itself “the land of the free” has narrowed down its paths for American Muslims who have been living there since birth, generalising the act of one on all Muslims of the world.

This anger and fear led to the birth of a new word in the American dictionary, Islamophobia. September 11 tremendously affected Muslim Americans. Research demonstrates that Muslim Americans were doubly tortured, first by the attacks themselves and then again by the backlash towards the Muslims that transpired as a result. In 2002, FBI announced that episodes focusing on individuals, foundations, and organisations related to Islam expanded by no less than 1,600 percent. The report noticed that before 2001, Islam was the least targeted religion. Muslims confronted new personal battles every day. Things, like flying in planes, traversing security checkpoints, getting employed and finding apartments without bigotry and practicing religion without being investigated, was a serious issue for the American Muslims.

According to the Director of Crisis Text Line, a USA based charitable group, the group witnessed a major accretion in Muslims reaching out for help. During the terror attacks carried out by self-proclaimed Muslims, like those in Paris and San Bernardino, California, a charitable group, many Muslim teenagers were persecuted and the rate of teenagers subjected to bullying and harassment increased by 6.6 times not long after the Paris attacks in November 2015.

9/11 fabricated the misery of many Muslim countries as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharaff, when former US Under Secretary of State Richard Armitage visited Pakistan shortly after 9/11, he stated that if Pakistan did not support Bush’s so-called “War on Terror”, then the US would bomb Pakistan back to the stone age. Consequently, as a result of Pakistan’s involvement, over 70,000 lives have been lost, not to mention expenditure to the tune of $220 billion over the past 17 years. It seems as if the Muslims all over the world are declared the culprits of 9/11. Living a torturous life every day is worse than death. After 17 years of harassment and Islamophobia, it is time we should step above this stereotyping, spread peace and break out of this temporal loop before we ruin the world with our actions.

Mohsin Saleem Ullah

The writer reports for Fox News in Pakistan and is a freelance columnist. He tweets at @MohsinSaleemU