A Night Devoid Of Stars [Remembering Nine Eleven]

It’s strange.

The whole world marks 9/11 like an international day of tragedy.

For me, every year, 9/11 has come to mean a feeling of sympathy for the 3,000 innocent lives that were lost on that day.

But as the years pass on, that feeling has been eroded, if not almost entirely replaced, with the overwhelming sympathy I have for the thousands upon thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people that had to die, because of that single act of terror. The thousands upon thousands upon thousands, driven from their homeland; with terror in their eyes.

It’s a day that has come to represent the atrocities committed in the name of 9/11, in the name of vengeance.

The emergence and surge of a new-world doctrine whose sole purpose is to kill anyone whose skin color





(and that alone, shouldn’t be a crime)

It’s days like this that the words of one of my personal heroes come to mind:

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…. The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. – Martin Luther King Jr.


  • well done!! amazing commentary and very true! we tend to forget that we all paid the price for this atrocity a million times over and no one is showing us any sympathy and if they did, every day would be a day of tragedy and remembrance for all of us Arabs.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s Quote was well remembered and I feel appropriate as part of one persons view/memory of 9/11.

  • how in the world is attacking al queda equivalent to genocide
    when it is your beloved al queda and taliban that are killing innocent
    arabs .Your a self pitying clown.

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