Meanwhile, while I type this, there is a Muslim, somewhere in the world, that watches one of those 9/11 conspiracy theory and thinks: "Are the American people so rotten that they are willing to kill their own only as an excuse to invade Muslim countries?" He then feels so much disgust that he puts a bomb around his waist and go and kill innocent people in Israel or anywhere else. Bravo! The author of that video just did what Bin Laden asked him to: Increase th gap between the Western world and Islam!
Michel, please realize that you're making up an imaginary scenario, and the exact opposite is just as likely to be the case. While I type this, there is an American, somewhere... in the US, that watches one of those 9/11 conspiracy theories and thinks,"Well, maybe Muslims aren't as bad as I've been told to believe... maybe there is something else at work!" He then feels so much compassion for his human brethren who have suffered from the results of his countries' econo-military action around the world. The media and the President did just what they wanted to, increase the gap between the Western world and Islam enough to numb our emotions to the strife and despair we've visited upon the Middle East. (Bin Laden never claimed his purpose was to divide the sides... just to get one side out of the other side's personal business)
Did you know that, according to a poll, 70% of the Egyptians believe that 9/11 was the act of Mossad? If you ask them how they know, they'll say: "It's evident: There was not a Jew in the twin towers that day!"
That's ONE of the many reasons, and certainly all Egyptians are not foolish enough to believe that as the only one. So, the newspaper found a gullible fool to answer the question... what's new? By your previous assumptions about people who watch and believe this stuff, you've just attributed stupidity and moral depravity to 70% of Egyptians, ~30% of Americans, and hundreds of millions more people around the globe... and I know that deep down you don't really believe that, but that is what your words say here!
On the day of 9/11, I was devastated. My heart was crying, not only for my American friends, but for the entire free democratic world. I felt like going out and beating the hell out of the first Muslim I could find. But the day after, on the 12th of September 2001, I understood that the war on terrorism meant to invite a Muslim at home for a good meal and to learn about his culture. That would really piss off Bin Laden, wouldn't it?
You want to fight terrorism? Embrace a Muslim!
Sure! This is a great start. Convincing my non-Muslim friends that Muslims don't hate America, or freedom, also helps.
... now I am so depressed that I wish I never woke up on the 27th of July!
We're both talking about the same thing - HOPE. You're getting depressed by your subjective perspective on our viewpoints, but isn't it clear by the way we speak that we're in this together? We're glad to have you here Michel, but you're not putting yourself in as many happy shoes as you could be!