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Tribute in Light

In what has become one of the most moving — and visible — 9/11 memorials, giant pillars of light near where the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers once stood were turned on in lower Manhattan this week to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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it’s september eleventh, some quick reminders to make this day safer for everyone:
• terrorism has no race/religion
• don’t use victims as a weapon to defend your political ideas
• don’t use war veterans as a weapon to defend your political ideas
• today is a day of mourning, not of political debates or sharing conspiracy theories
• don’t use a horrific act of violence to excuse your racism or islamophobia
• don’t use a horrific act of violence to excuse your white supremacy because not all the victims were white/christian/american
• be kind and supportive to victims
• be kind and supportive to war veterans

I will not tolerate...

I refuse to tolerate any 9/11 slander or islamophobia on my dash today.

That includes:

Disrespect towards people who are mourning/honoring all those who lost their lives just because you’re against the subsequent wars (even though I respect your right to be anti-war, as am I)

Any Islamophobia or racism towards those of middle eastern descent or those assumed to be of middle eastern descent.

Be compassionate. Be respectful of all lives lost.

September 11th 2001: 9/11 Terror Attacks

On this day in 2001, thirteen years ago today, two hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and another into the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Twin Towers collapsed and part of the Pentagon was badly damaged. A fourth plane was intended to strike the US Capitol Building in Washington DC but its passengers seized control from the hijackers and crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died on this terrible day and thousands more injured in the attacks which sent shockwaves around the world. The attacks were planned and carried out by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda, and masterminded by Osama bin Laden, who was since been found and killed by US forces. The aftermath of the tragedy prompted greater focus on national security both in the US and abroad and contributed to the invasions of, and subsequent wars in, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, thirteen years on, we remember the thousands of people who lost their lives on 9/11.

“America is under attack”
- White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card telling President Bush about the attacks