As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously?
Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened?
Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?
Aman Ali (via faineemae)
If you’re just asking how a person feels about an event or a memorial, then that is not a big deal. But if you’re hoping to ask someone, as in this case, how they feel based on their faith (such as asking Muslims, because it was Muslim extremists who attacked on 9-11), then that’s not only the wrong way to approach something, it’s rude.
However, as a white person (and a Canadian, so I get double strikes for this one), I really am sorry that Nickleback is releasing a new album.