Remembering the September 11 tragedy
he United States is commemorating the September 11 tragedy, the focus of this is often Islam and Muslims.
It is a field day for conspiracy theorists to discuss, who was behind the attacks.
When one tries to explore the deep oceans of conspiracies one can easily lose track, get trapped in the many levels of information and get crushed easily, under excessive pressure. One should indeed be open minded and critical when receiving information. What has taken place on that day raises a lot of unanswered questions. There are people on social media from the Muslim community who would never come to terms about the existence of extremism in our midst. Despite the facts they keep refusing to accept the reality that there are sick people in our community too, like in every other group out there.
The ailment of extremism is real. It has no boundaries and can affect all humans including those without religion. It has no colour or creed and no one is immune from losing balance and adopt extremism. It seems to be a common phenomenon to avoid responsibility and blame others for one’s mishaps.
The best and effective way to move forward is to indulge in self analysis and see - where did we go wrong?
Even if hidden forces were indeed the main architects of the September 11, to serve their agendas, they could have easily found fanatics and used them as a bait to catch the big fish. We can’t get anything out of discussing who might have been behind the attacks. It is beyond our scope. What we can do however is to deal with those elements in our midst who go into extremism. Evil and goodness are always in battle against each other. Our duty is not to take matters into our hands as fanatics do. It isn’t our task to judge who is evil and who isn’t. The ultimate judge is Allah.