September 11th, 2001.
The events of that day affected the daily lives of not just those in the US but also of countless people all over the world, in both subtle & not so subtle ways.
10 years later, the repercussions are still being felt but in all this time no voice has been given to the average moderate Muslim.
What follows is a transcript from an interview with a friend of mine, who has a Muslim background, on this broad topic of 9/11.
It was held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011.
Now the impact of that day lead to people of different backgrounds to begin pointing out what they deemed to be inconcistencies & question how the events really happened.
Like for example how the WTC collapsed, if the plane hijackers were really guilty & the secret service agencies knowing beforehand that this was about to happen but not doing a single thing to prevent it.
In other words, people didn’t trust the official story & so the 9/11 conspiracy was born.
Friend: Conspiracies, I think.
X-Mer: Probably, yeah. Now, 10 years later with all that’s been said, shown & “proven”, do you have your doubts about what happened ? Could it for whatever reason actually have been an inside job or was the evidence so clear-cut that it didn’t raise any questions whatsoever in your mind ?
Friend: Well, I think a lot of questions were raised months after. Not by people who come across like “oh, that’s a crazy guy & he’s probably saying stuff to get attention”.
Friend: So, I do believe there’s the possibility that it was an inside job or maybe it was a circumstance of “oh, this is about to happen & we can use it”, a political agenda.
So, I think there’s a very strong possibility that it happened… something along those lines. We’ll never know for sure.
X-Mer: There could have been an ulterior motive for what we think the official story was & that there was a hidden agenda or something like that ?
Friend: Sure. I mean it could’ve happened like we saw it. Just a bunch of crazy guys & wanting revenge against America, “so, let’s get on a few planes & start crashing into buildings”.
Well, there’s also the conspiracy theories & some of them do make sense. It all seems very… “it sounds so unreal, it’s gotta be true” or something like that.
X-Mer: Are there any specific doubts or questions you’re dealing with ? Like how the towers fell or… is there anything that stands out in your mind ?
Friend: Well, the tower thing is something I actually read about not so long ago. That’s quite interesting because you have the 1st tower, that’s very obvious how that happened but the 2nd one…
I don’t know, it’s kinda strange how that 1 fell down.
X-Mer: Seems kinda… ?
Friend: It seems like “how did that happen ?” So, that stands out.
Um, more conspiracy questions… thinking back to my history classes I had years ago, there was something about the First World War, there was the shooting incident with the prince… Austria or… ?
X-Mer: Yes, he was Austrian & he was shot by this uh…
Friend: Hungarian ?
X-Mer: I think it was someone from the former Yugoslavia, I think it was… a Serb maybe or…
Friend: Could be.
But they used that incident to start WWI but there were actually a lot of things happening around that time that made them say “oh, let’s use this as an excuse to” & I kinda felt this [9/11] was also an excuse to… get certain things done.
X-Mer: All that followed [9/11] ?
Friend: Yeah. So, whether it was an inside job or not, they used the event.
That’s it for part 2 but please check back tomorrow for part 3 of the interview, where I ask my friend about the hate crimes that followed 9/11.