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8 years later, 9/11 still no ordinary day for US Muslims who fear anniversary backlash
StarTribune ^ | 9/10/09 | RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press

Posted on 09/10/2009 4:16:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.

Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge.

Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. Yes, the sting has lessened. For the younger generation of Muslims, the tragedy can even seem like a distant memory. "Time marches on," said Souha Azmeh Al-Samkari, a 22-year-old student at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

Yet, many American Muslims say Sept. 11 will never be routine, no matter how many anniversaries have passed.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 8thanniversary; 911; backlash; boohoo; boohoohoo; callthewaambulance; cryinginheadrag; crymeariver; eighth; gohome; gtfo; islam; jihad; muslimamericans; muslims; soverysad; thenleave; waronterror
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Well, boo-bleepin'-hoo.

Everything I need to know about Islam, I learned on 9/11.

1 posted on 09/10/2009 4:16:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks. Yes, the sting has lessened.

How sick is this ? This article makes it sound like they were the ones attacked.

2 posted on 09/10/2009 4:18:11 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh stop. Really.


3 posted on 09/10/2009 4:18:15 PM PDT by wombtotomb (Equal opportunity does NOT mean equal outcome!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

In reading that one would think Muslims were terribly wronged on 9/11. What sick spin.


4 posted on 09/10/2009 4:21:14 PM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
A significant number of U.S. Muslims contend that no one of their faith could have perpetrated the hijackings. They resist suggestions that they should be monitoring their own communities for extremism.

Choosing to be the "other" in a well-armed and literate country isn't a great long-term survival strategy.

5 posted on 09/10/2009 4:21:35 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Shrug, quit rooting for the bad guys.


6 posted on 09/10/2009 4:22:15 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

7 posted on 09/10/2009 4:22:33 PM PDT by cranked
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Islam IS evil, but will ultimately be defeated.

The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast (Hardcover)

http://www.amazon.com/Islamic-Antichrist-Shocking-Truth-Nature/dp/1935071122/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1


8 posted on 09/10/2009 4:23:13 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Refuge?

On Tuesday, 11SEP2001, I didn't particularly feel that I had a refuge anywhere.

9 posted on 09/10/2009 4:25:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
8 1/2 years later and we STILL haven't secured our borders!

How soon we forget.

10 posted on 09/10/2009 4:25:54 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Tell them to leave their murderous cult and they will not have to fear any backlash.

All the leftist media trying to turn the aggressors into the victims will take down this country if they do not stop.


11 posted on 09/10/2009 4:26:01 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: gop4lyf

This is beyond sick.
What about the families who had people die that day?
How hard is it for THEM to face yet another anniversary?
Where’s the concern for THEM in the Muslim community?


12 posted on 09/10/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Let's see, nearly three thousand people and billions of dollars worth of property destroyed, or someone who might get their feelings hurt tomorrow.

Tough call... NOT!

13 posted on 09/10/2009 4:26:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.

Oh, how awful.

For Americans minding their own business, there is the dread of leaving the house each morning. Muslims might moan, complain, or riot about yet another perceived slight. Or worse, they'll just blow up dance clubs, pizza parlors and behead people while ululating, "Allah Akbar!"

15 posted on 09/10/2009 4:30:08 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Morgana

I’ll be nowhere near any muslims or tall buildings tomorrow....


16 posted on 09/10/2009 4:30:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: unixfox

Forget? Our leaders didn’t get it on day one IMO.

The insult to the families of having the Muslim Clerics play a dominant role in the memorial services made me furious as soon as I noticed it.

Imagine political leaders making KKK members an integral part of the funeral services for a lynched Black person.

Bush and company as well as all the rest of the morons in W., D.C. facilitated this. So did Giuliani.


17 posted on 09/10/2009 4:30:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Wearing neck brace in commemoration of Ted Kennedy's contribution to our society.)
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To: Morgana

Heard on the radio the Biden will be at ground zero.


18 posted on 09/10/2009 4:31:26 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: All

Dear friend,

Worrying about a perceived problem not based in reality (in most cases) is
a waste of time and energy.

If you are a muslim and wonder how to observe September 11, 2001; think about taking time to talk to your family, friends and fellow mosque members about NOT joining the global jihad, about NOT joining radical islam, about REPORTING those who might harm you or your fellow Americans. You can
do it.


19 posted on 09/10/2009 4:32:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kromike

Apparently human sacrifice in the name of a religion is fine to the media/left. Making them feel bad for belonging to a cult which does it daily though, watch out.


20 posted on 09/10/2009 4:33:00 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Eight years after 9/11, many U.S. Muslims still struggle through the anniversary of the attacks...

I'm guessing the Star Trib publishes this same article every year, only changing what anniversary it will be.

21 posted on 09/10/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’d be more worried for the Sikhs, Arab Christians, Hindus and others who get mistaken for the followers of the paedo-false-prophet, and then get murdered as a result.


22 posted on 09/10/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT by OldSpice
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To: Red Boots

The religion of filth.


23 posted on 09/10/2009 4:36:18 PM PDT by Radl (NO mO)
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To: Radl

The other sick thing is the Islamic “crescent moon”-shaped memorial in Pennsylvania, to commemmorate the Hero Flight.

You think it can’t get any worse, and then it does.


24 posted on 09/10/2009 4:40:00 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hiding? I don’t think so! Just in time for 9-11, I rec’d this email from my sis in the SF east bay area today:

“There is a massive..I mean massive billboard right off the main freeway down here 680.. (Just after Sun Valley Mall) that says:

(very large) ISLAM

Then it listed the phone number to learn about Islam and how to convert.... The word covered the entire billboard...Dang......sent a chill to my bones!”


25 posted on 09/10/2009 4:40:57 PM PDT by DDLL
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To: DDLL

Just...damn!


26 posted on 09/10/2009 4:43:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I know it's not the Christian thing to say, and I hate myself for thinking it.

But deep in my inner psyche, I kind of wished there would have been a backlash after 9/11.

Sorry, just being honest (see you in Confession)

27 posted on 09/10/2009 4:43:47 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Cry baby antiques will get them nowhere with me. I’ve had it with the “victim” con job.


28 posted on 09/10/2009 4:44:25 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Meanwhile...8 years later 290,000,000 Americans still fear another 9/11 attack by Muslims.


29 posted on 09/10/2009 4:47:55 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: DDLL

I am rereading Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
This was published after 9/11 but before Gulf War II. Scary, but still relevant even though it is an older book.

http://www.amazon.com/Price-Honor-Silence-Islamic-updated/dp/0452283779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252626187&sr=1-1


30 posted on 09/10/2009 4:48:10 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

8 years and no backlash? Sounds like nothing to complain about.

Have the muzzies been cowering and hiding in fear or actively attacking every institution and intimidating the mainstream of society?


31 posted on 09/10/2009 4:49:29 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Hey Obama - Enough already! Just leave me (and my kids) the hell alone!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Where is that tiny violin picture?
And why don’t they go live in one of the many Muslim paradises scattered across the globe? Oh, that’s right....they are all war zones for some reason.


32 posted on 09/10/2009 4:49:30 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Well, boo-bleepin'-hoo.

AMEN!

Perhaps, if the majority of the Muslims denounced VOCIFEROUSLY and very PUBLICLY, fellow ISLAMOFASCIST terrorist, (AND WILLINGLY ASSIMILATED AS AMERICANS WITHOUT TRYING TO FOIST THEIR 7th C. RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS ON US INFIDELS) they just might find a populace willing to embrace them and welcome them with open arms (like we have every other immigrant in the past)and not treat them with a jaundiced eye and skepticism as many try to impose their Sahria-tenets on us and their leadership (such as CAIR) are apologists and mouth-pieces for every bad acting Islamist in the US and the world.

33 posted on 09/10/2009 4:51:21 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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Interesting read, in case anyone here missed it. There was a thread on this yesterday, I believe.....

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705328180/Is-another-911-set-to-unfold.html


34 posted on 09/10/2009 4:52:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic "On this occasion, we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture in ways both large and small." Barack Hussein Obama.
35 posted on 09/10/2009 4:55:29 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Let us NEVER forget those nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered by the Islamists.
Don’t let Obama desecrate the memory of those Americans who were murdered by his fellow Muslims. Send this video to everyone you know.
Every American should view this video made by a New Yorker who lived through the attack:

http://attacked911.tripod.com/

This video has been viewed by untold millions and is now in the Smithsonian.
(Sadly, the New Yorker who made this video has since succumbed to lung damage sustained during the attack)

The video includes the planes crashing into the buildings and victims jumping. There are pictures of many of those who lost their lives, and president Bush’s aftermath speech set to the haunting background music, ‘Only Time’ by Enya. It is truly awesome.
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36 posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:11 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DDLL

We have one of those in Abuquerque as well. The first time I saw, I almost ran off the road.


37 posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:12 PM PDT by Jackson57
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Let us NEVER forget those nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered by the Islamists.
Don’t let Obama desecrate the memory of those Americans who were murdered by his fellow Muslims. Send this video to everyone you know.
Every American should view this video made by a New Yorker who lived through the attack:

http://attacked911.tripod.com/

This video has been viewed by untold millions and is now in the Smithsonian.
(Sadly, the New Yorker who made this video has since succumbed to lung damage sustained during the attack)

The video includes the planes crashing into the buildings and victims jumping. There are pictures of many of those who lost their lives, and president Bush’s aftermath speech set to the haunting background music, ‘Only Time’ by Enya. It is truly awesome.
.

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38 posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Good. Let them know fear. They didn’t step up and condemn the actions of the terrorists. Remember how they celebrated?


39 posted on 09/10/2009 4:58:38 PM PDT by sneakers (Indiana (Pa) Patriots: www.standtoo.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hey Rachel....

there is a scare everytime anyone gets on a plane....or visits an embassy, of football game....


40 posted on 09/10/2009 4:59:22 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I would feel a lot more a part of a rational normal society if the feelings of the victims, and those of the tens of thousands of relatives and friends who were left behind were the ones being examined today.

Am I surprised?
No.

I sure hope that the lives of muslims in my country will never enjoy a normal day. They were all complicit by acquiescence.

The one thing I hope the cultural killers don't decide to do is once again take to the streets to celebrate the murder of 3000 Americans.

Me I will drag out the videotapes of the event and remind myself that the world will never again be the place is was until islam is again handed a decisive and permanent defeat, like the one that kept them quiet for 150 years before 911.

41 posted on 09/10/2009 5:02:38 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Obama Garden Club: Nothing but plants.)
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Where I work, they rolled out the big-screen TV’s in the cafeteria on 9/11 so that all of the employees could have access to the news.

I walked down to watch because internet streaming was darn near impossible.

I’m sitting there with about 350 other employees, CNN had just replayed the second tower hit for about the 97th time and out of the corner of my eye, slightly behind me and to my left.......I see these two yahoos leap to their feet and they are cheering and clapping wildly....

Turns out that they were temp contract employees. There was no backlash against these clowns. They weren’t allowed to leave the cafeteria, however, thanks to a couple of outstanding members of the local pipefitter’s union....;-)

HR was summoned and they were escorted out the door after their agency was notified to come pick them up. They weren’t let go because they were muslims. My company told the agency that they could not guarantee their safety if they remained in the building.


42 posted on 09/10/2009 5:03:32 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The fearful, appeasing Liberals care about their future executioners’ feelings.


43 posted on 09/10/2009 5:04:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: sneakers

Yep. See my post #42...


44 posted on 09/10/2009 5:05:46 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: wombtotomb
He's got a point. In Lackawanna NY, Muslims celebrated in the street on 9-11, If it wasn't for the cops and the FBI there would of been serious retaliation, They had to be protected from their own stupidity.

I don't know how much they have learned to this day. They are not trying to assimilate into Western culture, always have their women wrapped up in rags in the local malls, not learning english, not trying to fit in.

45 posted on 09/10/2009 5:06:30 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: eeevil conservative

Or, go to work.....


46 posted on 09/10/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

As well they should.

In a related flashback, I’ll never forget the look of terror on my Iraqi interpreter’s face when my Platoon finished watching “United 93.”


47 posted on 09/10/2009 5:08:08 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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I will never forget!


48 posted on 09/10/2009 5:15:23 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Hey Rachel? Here's a quarter, bitch. Call somebody who gives a sh*t.
49 posted on 09/10/2009 5:15:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I am sure the sting hasn’t lessened for the families and friends of the 3000 people murdered on September 11, 2001.


50 posted on 09/10/2009 5:16:47 PM PDT by Jemian (Yes, we CANN-IBAL!)
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