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For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

Never Forget

Humans.

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Rest In Power

Boyce “Scoop” Coleman

RIP

Respect

I give a lot of respect to fictional heroes. I forget real ones exist.

More information on what happened here. He left behind a family as well. Heartbreaking.

This is very sad, and I can’t imagine the comments that are likely on articles about this event. I’ve been reading a lot of comment sections on any articles about black people and it is just a fucking depressing mess. Like that military couple who posted an adorable video of their son complaining that they were going to have a third child. So many of the comments were about welfare and how “we” (white people) have to pay for this woman’s extra kid. “Gots to get another check!” commented some piece of shit. All of this despite the fact that everyone was well-dressed, well-spoken, and sitting in a nice car. In response to someone posting, “Probably her 10th kid by 8 different guys getting welfare, food stamps and wic by us taxpayers.thanks obumma,” someone pointed out that the parents were actually in the armed forces, the response was “It’s still my taxpayer money. Screw you until she gets her own money and not living off my dime.” I won’t explain why this is hypocritical and disgusting and shameful, because if you don’t understand, please unfollow me. You’re at least a mild variety of garbage person.

Then of course when a white dad posts a video of his daughter taking selfies, it’s adorable and hilarious and I bet that white man is a good upstanding citizen. This, despite the fact that the dad was taking a video of his daughter (for the sole purpose of embarrassing her in front of millions of people) in the back seat while he was driving, and she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. That mother from earlier recorded her son after parking her car, because of course she did.

I have no point! I am just blown away by people’s opinions, specifically opinions that they don’t find shameful, and whenever I see a story like this, I know some of the nastiest things are being said. And these aren’t comments posted on some anonymous message board. These are Facebook comments, with a name and picture right next to it. These are comments they want seen by their family and friends. These are comments made by adults with families. So many people unwilling to not only see a part of the world they’re unfamiliar with, but unwilling to listen to people who aren’t like them and understand and internalize what is said. It is okay to change your mind. It makes you human, and more often than not it means you’re now more educated. And that’s cool, too!

I have no point. I know people suck. I just think that sucks.