Every year on this day we try and remember what had happened to the world on this day – years ago, and what it actually signifies. For many this day has served as a wake up call to see what religious zealots can do, and as a constant reminder of the fight for domination in the world of religions.
We learned that suicide attackers can be educated, from “good” families, with college degrees and from financially well based backgrounds, we learned that suicide bombers did not necessarily live in an oppressive environment and that they could come from a wide range of nationalities, and most important of all – we learned that in order for them to do what they did they needed to be believers – perfect followers.
This can be applied to all organized religions and not only Islam. The religion that will forever need to explain why on that bloody day President Bush called it “the religion of peace” when it is clearly not even a remote candidate for this title (and will never be), its competition had lost the chance to be named so a long time ago.
We learned that once you believe that god is real and that real men carry his word, everything else simply aligns and you can very easily do the most horrific things in the name of god, or love, or peace.
And most of all we learned that the target of religious terrorists is to strike fear and hit the symbols of the western society, not fight an “honest” face to face war with it.
The one last thing that we learned (not much help from the traditional media sources) is that the attack was planned on a day commemorating the battle of Vienna 1683, sending a message that this was a new battle – in a very old war, that this was a war that started long before the United States was formed, before there was even a faint idea of the Jewish revival movement, before anyone called himself a Palestinian, and that this attacks had nothing to do with 20th century news and history and everything to do with a religious fanatical war.