9/11 the 10th: How it changed our lives.
[Second Title: 9/11 the 10th: How the Muslims fought against Terror.]
Published: September 11, 2011
Published: September 11, 2011
If I will write about the whole story on 9/11, I don’t think I would be able to stop writing. There were just so many things that fly in through my mind each time I hear the infamous name: NINE-ELEVEN. On who’s really behind this grievous incident, I won’t talk about it. Let the critiques do their job. On weighing things out, on how many are the victims (the number of people who died during and after the incident), I cannot talk about it. Let the news feed your minds. But let me talk on a very short post on how this incident—even how much far it happened from where I am now—had greatly affected our ways of life. It will all boil down to a single fact: We were affected because we were (and still are) Muslims; and we did suffer the most.
After the event that shook the whole world, the waves from the ‘epicenter’ of the shock resulted to too many incidents that followed it. The whole world was suddenly divided into two worlds: Either you are WITH US or WITH THEM. A new adage was gaining fame in every strong nation: The War against Terror. Instead of making it a solution, it only aggravated the problem. The use of brute force is totally wrong and misleading. And the after-effect was still strong that it reached even the nook of small islands like Sulu, Basilan and Mindanao. And the Muslims were always the unjustly accused; THEY WERE THE REAL VICTIMS here. Enumerable abuses, violations of Human rights, biased accusations, unlawful convictions, displacement from homes because of wars, losing their simple lives—all because they believe in one True God and one True Religion; all because they were Muslims. Yet Justice for them was always out of reach: The “War on Terror” was always the excuse. And they have nowhere else to run.
Directly or indirectly, it was the Muslims who suffered most. And these things do not just happen outside our country. It had also happened right here in our own Muslim Territories; happening at the back of our peaceful minds.
Ten long years have passed. And for Ten years various actions were undertaken by those people who knew and fought to revive the peaceful world we had before 9/11. Yes, it did bring us a lot of trouble. But some way, somehow 9/11 had also paved way for realizations of many people on the reality of this incident. Everything has its purpose, and it’s our greatest goal to search for them.
Ten years had passed and we still have the questions in mind. How much of these had changed our lives? How much have you learned about this incident, and those that followed? How much have you suffered? How much have you helped others? How much time have you spent to help others? How much time have you wasted? How much did you do to make a little change? How will the Muslims show the world the real message of Islam? How are we going to see these unjust accusations stop? How many more years are we going to wait for it? Did TEN years after 9/11 made a change? Do we need another TEN years for that?
How are YOU going to do something about this?
Be my guess.