by Ramsey Judah
The events of September 11, 2001 will forever be etched in the memory of countless Americans for a long time to come. American Arabs, Muslims, and those who may have fit the stereotype will forever remember the effects after that day as friends, neighbors, and people around them changed for the worse. And now, ten years after that fateful day, one cannot help but think how such a miserable American tragedy did not end in America. The tragedy was carried overseas and extended it beyond anything we could have originally imagined.
Instead of taking a deep look within and trying to parcel together why it happened, the US rather did what it is best at doing: shot first and asked questions later. Instead of realizing that American foreign policy was responsible for such an attack, Americans wanted a name and they wanted his head by any means possible. The White House took full advantage of the sentiment and named its new mission that would change the world for the worse and called it the “War on Terror,” a label that can be stuck on anything it wanted it to stick to. And that they did without any hesitation.