Galaxy in Graphic Design: NASA's Exoplanet Posters (FREE)

You're now free to move about the galaxy.

The California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced these serious awesome posters that I demand be plastered all over my office walls! Seriously, shut up and take my money!

The real Cloud City:
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Personal favorite:
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Damn:
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Seriously...here's my money:
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Can't decide on my favorite anymore:
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Your shadow has a friend:
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Find more and medium resolution versions here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-f...

911 Inside Job UR-Site

http://netctr.com/911exposed.html

Most of the solid 911 inside job evidence is on this site - all in one tidy and detailed package.

The Wolski ET Encounter - The Perfect Abductee

http://www.openminds.tv/polands-first-ab...

"The scientists found that Wolski was a remarkably credible witness. For instance, wrote Bolnar, “results of the thematic perception test fully indicates that the witness has no ability whatsoever to invent stories of any kind. His mental creativity is not apparent. He is unable to tell a fictitious tale, even a simple one.” Likewise, extensive questioning and background checks revealed that “the witness is an honest, truthful, decent person, and this was confirmed in cross-examinations.” He was highly regarded within his community and was not known to drink alcohol, smoke or exhibit any other social vice.
Above all, it is Wolski’s own practical, down-to-earth personality that is most convincing. The witness showed a general “low inclination to fear” and “has not recognized the situation in which he found himself as threatening.”

"In 2005, the Warsaw-based UFO organization Nautilus Foundation erected a monument commemorating the Wolski case, which shows a metal cube balanced on top of a rock, thus becoming the first alien abduction anywhere in the world to have its own memorial."

Tyson Takes Down B.o.B (and Trump) (Video)

Neil: "Here hold my sandwhich..." *takes off jacket*

Me: O_o shit just got serious.

See video

I know this is old news by now but I was laughing so hard at this I had to share. I must say I regained a little more respect for Neil DeGrasse Tyson with this one.

*drops mic*

Tales From The Crypt

http://i1.wp.com/sillyoldsod.com/wp-cont...

I do like to keep my camera with me whenever possible as you never know what might reveal itself. And so it was on this cool autumnal/fall morning as I strolled through my local grave yard. This is quite a large, old graveyard filled with hundreds of graves and crypts, and there’s nothing better than a stroll through its grounds, the meandering paths winding their way past those that have gone before.

I like to stop and read the epitaphs and dates of those buried deep within the stone memorials as well as pay my respects. Some have been there so long, the weather has eroded any legible evidence of its occupants. I have so many times through there that I know the names like old friends. Many moons ago, I walked through there alone on Christmas Eve as it was the shortest route home after celebrating with my friends in the pub! I can tell you, I was ‘well oiled’ when I entered the graveyard, yet I was stone cold sober and had sticky up hair when I left!

However, back to my autumnal/fall stroll and the photograph above. It’s the first time I have passed this crypt on my travels, and it is certainly the only time I have ever seen anything like this. On the floor outside can quite clearly be seen a delivery of fresh milk and to the right is a copy of a ‘Kleeneze’ brochure, still in its plastic wrapping. Note the importance of carrying a camera. I looked around to see if anyone else was about or even a milkman that may have just made a delivery, but as usual when you hope there’s someone, nothing!

It has puzzled me ever since and I’ve been a few more times to see if there have been any more deliveries of milk or indeed if there are any empty bottles left for collection by the milkman. I’ve seen nothing! I’m sure there’s a simple answer to this, but at this time I’ll just have to put it down to experience. Real tales from the crypt.

The Santilli Anti-Matter Telescope

This appears at face value to be legit. If so, it is fairly revolutionary and probably "disruptive." The claim of Thunder Energies Corporation is that this unusual telescope can see anti-matter and has thereby discovered some heretofore unusual "entities" zipping around the planet.

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Cats are Egalitarian

The NZ Herald News writes in Nekonomics in Japan, for the love of cats:

Calendars for 2016 featuring cats are outselling the dog variety by about 50 percent at the same store. "Books and calendars about dogs are generally breed-specific, but this isn't true for cats," Takasugi said. "They sell to a wide audience."

Says a lot about the character of ailurophiles. There are cat breeds, but we don't particularly care since the feline experience is so open. Dog breeds, especially those a red hair away from crippling inbreeding, are all about control. Whether it's temperment or appearance, dogs are essentially slaves rather than peers. We've done a disservice to these noble creatures in our endeavor to make them more like us than celebrating their canine soul.

On the other hand, cats are peers. They look at us, eye to unblinking eye, conveying their regard in as few words as possible. Should brevity be the soul of wit, cats are enlightened masters using silence with the same talent of the angel Duma.

By no means am I a cynophobe. Dogs are great people, utterly dependent on humanity and we owe them for diluting their souls over the millennia. I prefer mutts, those who are feral-born who appreciate the alien character of humans and demand respect in turn for their alien souls.

The Afghan Giant

This from Sasquatch Chronicles may already be queued up by TDG, but if not perhaps it should be.

http://www.sasquatchchronicles.com/stran...

Health: Is a Political, Economic and Social Equation

By Fahim A. Knight-El

I do not know much about the author Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, but I do know that for many years, he has been on the frontline exposing the various health and medical conspiracies. I was tuned into the Nation of Islam Saviour’s Day convention February 2015 and one of the presenters via web satellite was Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz who was being interviewed by Ashahed M. Muhammad, assistant editor of the "Final Call" newspaper and author of the book titled, The Synagogue of Satan. Horowitz book came out in 1996 titled, Emerging Viruses: Aids and Ebola; Nature, Accident or intentional?, And he was talking about the AIDS and Ebola conspiracy long before this recent Ebola outbreak and scare that was taking place in Africa and was dominating headlines in American and Western governments mediums for months in 2014; moreover, the Ebola crisis had consumed the American media with the U.S. imposing travel bans to parts of West Africa, quarantines and the inequality in treatments was evident.

I wonder if Goodyear and Firestone, the two powerful rubber baron conglomerates and the blood diamond thieves were behind the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The general public often does not have a clue that it is the United States Government and its European allies who are behind many of the global political, economic and social crisis that plagues so-called Developing Nations. We also know that certain type of social disruptions and international destabilizations ordinarily will always involve covert operations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) lurking not to far behind along with their international operatives. The CIA has been involved in biological, germ and viral warfare for a very long time with the objective of assassinating their enemies, creating mass havoc and social upheaval by using biological warfare to kill undesirables on the planet and depopulating (population reduction) the earth in particular, in areas of the world where darker people live and have vast natural resources. The former U.S. President George W. Bush and the United States Government accused the former President of Iraq of using weapons of mass destruction in killing his own people, as though, Saddam Hussein had ventured into unchartered waters and yet, they themselves have never admitted that these were well established strategies and tactics that have been used by the CIA for over fifty years and in fact, they taught Hussein and sold him his viral and germ warfare arsenal.

For example, Africa, Asia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Central and South America, Caribbean, North America and the so-called Native Americans all became victims of germ warfare and exploitation because they lived in geographical areas where they had an abundance of natural resources and minerals (Reference: Walter Rodney book titled, "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa").

Many of these diseases and viruses, as I have stated are man made and laboratory concocted in the CIA headquarters located in Langley, Virginia with systematic intents (genocide). Our brother, Dick Gregory has always pointed these types of conspiracies out to us. The United States of America consist of a little over three hundred and fifty million people, but consumes close 60% of the world's resources and this is partially why the wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan have been on ongoing since 2001.

No, it has never been about a war on terrorism, but President Obama and the United States are continuing to foster the U.S. Government dominance (New World Order and One World Government objectives) control over Arab oil and controlling the dope trade (poppy plant an/or heroin market) that has been tied to Central Asia—Afghanistan. The Russians fought a nine year bloody war and were defeated by the Mujahideen over the poppy trade, moreover the Afghanistan terrain proved to be too much for the Kremlin. But after the 9-11 hoax the American public were duped into believing that they had to stop radical militant Islam and the U.S. propaganda machines made Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda the poster boy of terrorism (disinformation and propaganda at its best). I think former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Chaney should be charged with war crimes against humanity and now they have shifted gears to making the Islamic State (ISIS) the new 'boogie man.

The Lost-Found Nation of Islam back in the early 1980s under Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad (minister of health and former national spokesman of Minister Louis Farrakhan), and former minister of Muhammad Mosque number 4, was involved with an East African scientist and they developed a drug treatment and cure using Interferon under the brand name Immuinex and had cured many blacks who were inflicted with the AIDS virus (this treatment increased the t-cells and had bolstered the immune systems of AIDS patience. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with U.S. State Department threatened to bring the full force of U.S. law against the tiny Nation of Islam for so-called dispensing an unlicensed drug that had not met the clinical trials procedures; the U.S. Government imposed cease and desist orders on the NOI treatment clinics.

I have intentionally made my Blogs content political and some might view it as being quasi conspiracy theory and most of what I write is not for the weak and wimp—I pride myself in speaking truth to power, I do know that the type of unconventional information that I share, it is not for everyone that enters the Blog Sphere world and I understand this. We are moved by energy and the energy in the universe guides us in different ways and put us in different spaces; all we have to do is remain open. I know that I have digressed a bit, but here is my example, we know that HIV-AIDS in the 1980s had reached pandemic levels, in particular in Africa amongst so-called developing nations and initially the corporate media and its false propaganda created reactionary rumors that AIDS had its origin in Central and South Africa (part of the big lie theory)—the purple and/or green monkey theory. And later the focus shifted towards white gay men and African Americans in the United States were in the high incident category for receiving the blame from the likes of Reverend Pat Roberson and Reverend Jerry Falwell who portrayed the AIDS epidemic as God ‘curse’ and punishment on the so-called black and brown people who these rightwing Christian evangelist saw as the biblical forsaken, but they did not have the courage or intestinal fortitude to point to the CIA as the hidden culprits in the AIDS epidemic.

Thus, we have to rely on our social scientists, political activists, revolutionary warriors, natural healers and homeopathic experts to debunk the U.S. Government disinformation aimed at maligning our health and deconstruct the health conspiracies and have counter plans put in place to oppose their efforts to depopulate the earth (7 billion people on the planet is causing all types of problems). Our leaders must have the courage and intestinal fortitude to engage the Black community and entire community at large, in the discussion of deciphering and assessing the various big lie theories as they arise. The FDA, CDC, WHO, USDA (these agencies are in bed with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) and the pharmaceutical companies lie, distort medical facts and even create medical crisis in order profit monetarily off humanities pain and misery (most virus and diseases have been induced). Yes, there are some herbal/natural medicines that boost the immune system in which people have been cured from all types of deadly diseases (occidental medicine is based on profit incentives). But the U.S. Government has always focused on treatment and cures from a capitalist perspective—supply and demand. Firstly, let huge numbers die and the public outcry will demand a cure and then they will reap astronomical profit margins for the medical industrial complex.

Many of our citizens of the United States of America, do not know how powerful the medical lobbies are inside the U.S. Congress and on Capitol Hill and how they use their vast financial and political influence to manipulate and shape public policy (this piece requires a serious educational orientation because all of it is interrelated and I do not have the time to give it more focus). The American people who are blind pawns also do not know how deceptive the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is and how clinical trials are manipulated by big conglomerate medical pharmaceuticals (Durham, North Carolina has one of the biggest pharmaceuticals companies in the southeast named Glaxo, Smith, Kline). It sites on a track of land named Research Triangle Park located between Durham and Raleigh) and well financed universities such as Duke University is linked to this pharmaceutical giant, and how the Center For Disease Control (CDC) are all working in cahoots together. It will take another page to discuss the influence of the likes of Monsanto and Dupont and the Genetic Modified Organisms (GMO) dynamics—they even financed the Biotechnology school at the HBCU North Carolina Central University and there are other research based companies right in Durham (Research Triangle Park) such as Bayer, Syngenta and BASF are doing GMO research and science right in our backyard (all of this is interrelated).

Nevertheless, Western medicine is often profit driven and is played out on Wall Street on the financial markets (Dow Jones Stock Exchange); it is about money and health is a distant second. I do think at times, we have to make intelligent decisions to access western medicine techniques and keep ourselves open to all the available and latest medical technology being offered by western governments. There has been a paradigm shift and there is no room for ignorance—this could be a matter of life and death; the universe is speaking to us; do you hear it?

When people have been taught a certain way, for so long, the effect of the indoctrination process can never be overlooked and/or over simplified, it is ludicrous to think that all of sudden after reading my blog or hearing the truth their conscious levels are going to be heightened or changed overnight. The 'dummying' down process is constantly being carried out via propaganda and disinformation and the negative impact is in full affect and this variable cannot be overlooked in how we process information and carry out our lives. I am just not that optimistic that the masses have the ability to be awakened in time and move beyond our sheepel status (to not think this way is a mere underestimation of the high science of 'tricknology' being played on humanity)—the food industry is political and it is capitalist inspired—no one has to take my word for it, just take some time and investigate for yourselves. Perhaps one of the biggest global trading companies in the world is named Archer, Daniel, Midland (ADM)—this one trading company controls the global food market and determines who eat and who does not eat on the planet, and of course Cargill and ConAgra also are part of this equation.

I was once an international trader (Progressive International Trading Company, Inc) for a number of years and we sold commodities to foreign governments and many of them made it clear that they prohibited GMO food commodities because according to them the food was not fit for human consumption and was considered undesirable and it was against their countries laws and rules to import genetically altered foods—any level of awakening and/or enlightenment on even a minuscule level relative to humanity is good, it possibly has the ability to alter the political paradigm. Although, it is necessary to having the proper and right mind, body, spirit, etc., this will encompass the path and journey to wellness, good health and even healing, it also must first encompass natural foods and an organic plant based diet which this much is nonnegotiable to moving towards healthy living. Now, many natural healers often leave the seekers of this ancient wisdom out in the cold because they are fearful that without having medical licenses or western' medical credentials to practice medicine (I personally do not accept them having to certify us because I personally have no respect for them or their Order) they are often threaten with violating U.S. law and could be prosecuted for practicing medicine unlicensed. Natural Healers are forced to use all types of disqualifiers and disclaimers in which often this raises suspicion with the consumer and this is an indication of these natural practitioners being fearful of the United States Government and its oversight agencies.

If you traveled to above mentioned lands of Africa, Australia (Aborigines) New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Central, South America and even the so-called Native Americans lands in North America prior to being displaced on reservations; they all were engaged in ancient healing practices. Thus, long before Caucasians knew anything about medicine and healing (the Hippocratic Oath they swore to in medical school was stolen from Imhotep one of the world’s first medical practitioners who was a Nubian and lived in Kemet, which the Greeks called Egypt)—the original people were one with nature and their lifestyles reflected a high spiritual connection with the universal order of things. These new generic terms such as 'organic', 'vegan', 'vegetarian' and homeopathic, etc., these words were not even in the lexicon of the original healers and if the truth be told they are mere capitalist terms, which allows them to index a market and charge the consumers higher food pricing. My family are from a little town in rural Georgia where they owned farms and grew their own food and there were less sickness because the food was being grown without artificial fertilizers, no hormones and/or enzymes injected cows, and chickens were being raised free range and not being forced fed to fatten them up for the market—I point this out because farming is a dying art (blacks are losing farmland at an alarming rate). If we are true to the concept of health and wellness our people have to be taught how to grow their own food and use this sovereignty to create better health dynamics for themselves and our people.

Our ancestral DNA and linage is without a doubt rooted in the spiritual history of the African people who were forcibly brought to the shores of the Americas from the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, Guinea, Cameron, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, etc., or perhaps from other African societies (Chattel slavery was one of the greatest crimes in modern history that were ever committed against humanity). This was the beginning of our sojourn as Chattel slaves and this evil and dehumanizing system lasted for 310 years. Many of our ancestors who were enslaved purchased their freedom, fugitive escapees or running ways and/or were giving their freedom by white slave masters. Thus, and many after slavery ended up in same geographical area that they were enslaved in; some of the black ex-slaves remained settled in the Lowcountry of Charlestown, Savannah, Beaufort, South Carolina, Hilton Head, Augusta, etc., and the evidence of the impact of their influence on the culture in South Carolina and Georgia still remains evident today.

The enslaved Africans brought their religious rites, sacraments, rituals and spiritual schools of thought to this foreign land of America from Africa (they were masters of the Occult) and the language they spoke in the Lowcountry was called Geechee (a negative connotation). Our survival and salvation have always been our openness and willingness to see the Divine through the Third Eye of consciousness that is best understood by tapping into the unknown powers of the Pineal Gland—which is a higher activation of spirituality tied to our melanin content. Moreover, this has always brought us to a universal balance in our lives—the Dogons taught us this as well. The Europeans called these displaced Africans who were brought against their will to the Americas as captives and were treated as subhuman and their main spiritual system was negatively referred to as "Root Working" (the African Griots and medicine men had been practicing ancient healing for thousands of years).

I met a good brother in Savannah, Georgia named Amir Jamaal Toure he gave me a deeper appreciation of the Gullah tradition and its customs and rituals—he was much more than a tour guide (he became a brother of kindred spirit to me and my family). The Gullah people is one of the last African ethnic vestiges that survived—their language, cuisines, basket weaving—has Africa foot printed all over it. Western Christianity was not indigenous to the Africans who were brought against their will to the Americas, this religion was forced upon them in order to control their thinking and denigrate their indigenous religious practices with an objective of leading them towards being passive and obedient to their white slave masters. But many of our people in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, New Orleans and parts of Georgia and South Carolina—throughout the so-called “New World” held on to remnants of Vudu culture (animism) in which the Europeans have always operated on the physical plan and negating the spiritual plan, but Africans understood that we are spiritual beings. For example, that Vudu symbolism and practices of the Santeria and the Ifa Yoruba traditions are entrenched in many of the nations and countries where the African slaves were brought during the Transatlantic Slave Trade—they took their culture and traditions to these strange lands. The Africans understood what it meant to be transcendental and that time limits did not apply or matter, but the intended journey was rooted in the ancient lessons of the soul; this is where the true value of life and death lie.

The Elders in our community were wise on many different levels in which survival and innovation were matters of high priority. Black people who were made slaves in America and those born during segregation had no choice, but to practice herbal and root medicine because based on the racist social climate at that time (Jim Crow laws). It was difficult for black people seeking treatment and medical attention in traditional white hospitals and clinics. Many were farmers and clearly understood the science of agriculture, food growing, canning and as well as which foods and herbs were better suited for medicinal purposes (they could actually go deep into woods and/or forest and bring back a cure and treatment remedy for any illness)—they embraced Mother Nature. They were scientist and this amongst our people is becoming a lost art. The Talking Heads and propagandist can be very skillful at how they strategically and tactfully use the English language. For example, referring to Herbal medicine and Homeopathic treatments as alternative medicine, when has something from the earth (the mother of it all)—the root (earth based vegetation and herbs) essence of medicinal healing is being referred to as something less than authentic and less efficient.

But often we have on-going health issues that negatively manifest itself and once illness (viruses, diabetes, heart disease, Kidney Disease, pulmonary diseases, obesity, cancers, etc., starts to dangerously attack our bodies) this is when our health gets the most attention from us, which at times can be life or death. It is often after we have been diagnosed with various health ailments, it is when we make the decision to make life style changes, (black men fit this demographic more so than black women).

Thus, taking ownership of your health, is a conscious decision (or lack of), but many of us do not know where to start; for example, one of the best natural healing and herbal curing manuals that was ever written was a book, I received over 35 years ago titled, "Back to Eden: Classic Guide to Herbal Medicine, Natural Food and Home Remedies Since 1939"; authored by Jethro Kloss and there was another informative wellness guide titled, The Herbal Book and of course Queen Afua book titled, "Heal Thyself: For Health and Longevity". The Original and Indigenous people's of the earth have always been masters of the Occult; thus, having always received the earth in its fullness and understood that the universe as being an extension of their own existence (the macrocosm and microcosm dynamic) and they extracted the good of the earth—herbs and natural growing plants that in their environment appeared to be wild and to them of an alien culture served no purpose, however, the original man knew how to manipulate natural vegetation into substances to be used for healing and treatment (they relied on mother earth for medicinal solutions and answers); all the food grown or slaughtered was for the cultivation and extension of life (nothing was wasted or horded).

Now, what are the biggest obstacles to healthy living and wellness; propaganda and disinformation should never be underestimate, in particular western media and the subliminal affect it has on all of our decision making processes (the food advertisement is designed to create psychological triggers to jolt our memory every time we get hungry—it is designed to gets us to see McDonalds, Popeye’s, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hardees, Churches Chicken, Domino Pizza, Papa John Pizza, Taco Bell, etc., and the subliminal persuasion keeps us in making poor dietary decisions and ultimately these type foods and diets causes us to spend small and large amounts of money with hospitals, doctors and clinics, as well as buying synthetic medicines (and becoming prescription dope addicts and feigns)—this is all by design.

Here is the question, how much of our natural foods do we grow? or have we become totally depended on our open enemies to feed us, if so this is a gross contradiction—big food market chains such as Whole-Foods or Trader Joes are supplying us (we do not own farms and grow what we eat—both Elijah Muhammad and Marcus Garvey declared that we should get some of this good earth that we can call our own). Moreover, many of us do not know how our physical and psychological bodies work and why and how we could maximize our life health potentials by knowing the benefits of eating wholesome foods, organically grown fruits and vegetables and these wholesome practices could keep us away from the doctor and save us thousands of dollars (and expand our life expectancy, whatever that mean). Let’s be clear no one has a monopoly on homeopathic medicine and natural cures (or the science of healing) they were gifts from the Gods and are as old as the sun, moon and stars; my indigenous ancestors brought these sciences from Africa to the so-called 'New World' over 600 years ago.

People that are looking to cure themselves need natural healing guides and at least some references, which identify what herb treatments, are available and the illnesses it is designed to treat. We also need to know what and how to utilize this powerful knowledge for health and longevity (we cannot leave this up to a Lost-Found member who have been robbed of the knowledge of self to ascertain and access this vital information). All the ancient Sages and Gurus taught aspects of the healing sciences from Buddha to Muhammad, and Yashuaa Ben Yosef (Jesus the Son of Joseph) known in western society and culture as the Christ; he had mastered to art of performing miracles in which healing was practiced by Jesus. Queen Afua stated in her book titled, "Heal Thyself"—“All religious and holy people and ancient spiritual masters of days gone by have shown us the truth and the way; that the foundation for liberation is to fast, to pray and to purify. The ancient masters did not eat of the flesh. They were vegetarians. They were clean. We too must now walk in their footsteps. This way of living holds all the keys for peace on earth, for the healing of the planet and humankind".

If we are serious about transitioning individuals into proper dieting/health/natural cures/healing and enlightening them to the outstanding health benefits of how to eat to live. It cannot be a matter of us stating that I told them over the years as though this excuse is suffice, but I still find it incumbent upon us who have been blessed to receive all this bountiful wisdom and knowledge—to be reminded to whom much is given, much is required and expected. The Supreme Being will ultimately hold us accountable and we should have a duty and responsibility to measure and evaluate the effectiveness and/or ineffectiveness of the information that we provide people; however, by judging our present day predicament of continued poor health, it appears we have not received the ancient lessons well.

We have to make our health, our national security issue and it should not be about how many times we have told them and yet we still suffer from high incidents of all types of aliments (hypertension, cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, lung diseases, kidney disease, etc.) which are killing us at a higher percentile rate than other ethnic groups; moreover, I do applaud those like Dr. Sebi for sounding the alarm for so many years, but this not a time to quite, we are deep in the fox hole and all hands are needed to be on deck to resolve our political, economic and social issues.

So I am a supporter of being redundant, because I view it as a very effective teaching method—to go over and repeat the same information, which might allow one to get it on the third or fourth attempt (some pedagogy experts view this method as essential to learning). Dr. Sebi (a natural Healer) is one of our best master diet teachers who espouse healthy living, homeopathic treatments, natural healing, etc. But there are levels of consciousness and many in the black family have been made blind, deaf and dumb to the knowledge of self. This creates psychological barriers because the dummying down process along side of western propaganda can be lethal, which at times prevents us from accessing and tapping into the various thoughts/energy that are often being conveyed by the practitioners of truth and this fosters stagnation, because to arrive at certain realties, it often requires a process and this will often mandate aspects of change. We are not, where we are by coincidence, but some of us have chosen to properly educate ourselves by researching and some time its just life circumstances that brought us to where we are in our present time and space.

I know that there is a powerful God in my life equation (I do not mean that mystery God or that Spook God that does not exist), He will always remain the ultimate Healer and he uses us as only vessels of the manifestations of his power and will, it his force and will that shapes the destiny of humanity (we have no healing authority and/or power without his permission). The Omnipotent One allows us to use his healing sciences to restore and revitalize human bodies in order to give life and life more abundantly.

I have studied the Black Panther Party For Self-Defense model and Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale would advocate that before you can move a person to revolutionary politics they have to be properly educated (Brother Kwame Ture said the same thing). And I am blessed to have come in contact with Elijah Muhammad and these Angles gave me a conscious level and a foundation to stand upon (they gave me the knowledge of self as a foundation to see all things spiritually, politically, economically and socially).

Lastly, I going to briefly mention how dangerous vaccinations are, in particular inoculating our babies (do not get your babies vaccinated) and how dangerous and poisonous flu shots are and I know 99% of the time I am going to get some emotional and unintelligent negative responses, but unless I educate the people that I am trying to reach, they are going to say Brother Fahim A. Knight-El is crazy, and they will never understand my position on vaccines because they have been duped by western propaganda. Surely long term breast milk is better for our babies and toddlers than artificial milk or cow's milk and all the healing the baby needs are in breast of the Goddesses of the universe, if the mother is consuming natural foods and products to sustain herself and offspring—the baby should never get sick. All praises due to Allah for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

Fahim A. Knight-El Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolism and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-El can be reached at fahimknight@yahoo.com.

Stay Awake Until We Meet Again,
Fahim A. Knight-El

9/11: The Intolerant Backlashes: An Examination of Race, Religion and Politics

By Fahim Knight-El

A). Plan of Investigation:

We now live in a society that has entered into a new political, economic and social paradigm, which has evolved along side globalism and the age of information. This transition somewhat had its beginnings with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, which brought an end to the Cold War and ultimately led to the changing of world orders (the Cold War ending would eventually lead to the present day war on Islam being disguised as a war on terror). The United States entered into a series of wars and conflicts in the early 1990s, in particular in Desert Storm and Desert Shield and in 2001 and 2003 beginning with the Iraq War and two years later our invasion of Afghanistan, which has led many of us to believe, that the U.S. had other ulterior motives other than national security interest such as controlling these nations natural resources and establishing themselves as permanent occupying forces in this vital strategic region of the world.

Some Americans also believed that Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin-Laden posed an eminent danger and threat to the United States national security interest (President Barack Hussein Obama has been more dangerous to world peace than both George W.H. Bush and George W. Bush). The war on Islam, culminated with the attack and bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Thus, after viewing and reading about the 9/11 event, which killed of over 3,000 American citizens and our ongoing conflicts with radical Islam and Muslim extremists, it was this event that led me to think deeper about being an American and the question of patriotism (I started question who was really behind the 9/11 hoax and what would be the culprits short term and long term goals relative to the American people, in particular and the globe in general?). This writer believes, that patriotism must be rooted in ones loyalty to something greater than themselves. It first must be tied to a theory and belief that there is nothing greater to uphold than a willingness to pledge allegiance to a God, people, nation, flag and noble causes in which one is even willing to live by and/or die by.

This disposition must be undergirded and supported by the embracing of nationalism and are willing to uphold the values, standards, principles, laws, codes of conduct and all that governs our jurisprudence system and our Democracy without compromise. There is no room for treason and betrayal, if our sovereignty is rooted in the fundamental principles of Freedom, Justice and Equality (this would make it difficult for ISIS and/or any other anti-U.S. government entity to appeal and recruit U.S. citizens who are willing to commit treasonous acts, sedition and/or subversive actions against our government, if the government was ruled by the people and was for the people).

This writer, thinks that for real patriotism to exist in America in 2016, there must be a level of tolerance, that is taught on the primary school levels (and continued to be infused on the secondary levels of education) in which young impressionable minds are exposed to the diversity of cultures, races, nationalities, religions, etc. Also, alleviate the negative stereotypes and propaganda about people who may differ from us (yet I am not optimistic that we will ever achieve a pluralistic or multicultural society, because of white supremacy) and allow the American people to have a dissenting voice and create more avenues where ideals, thoughts, opinions, beliefs and differs of philosophy and views can be freely and openly debated not just in the ivory towers, think tanks, corporate media, and in the halls of congress, but on the grassroots level.

People need to know and understand why we should and/or should not back our government foreign policy agenda (in particular, if it's deemed reactionary and tyrannical) and is it worth risking our lives in the name of false flag waving by suiting up militarily and going to foreign battle fields to fight for causes that are in the interest of the Super-Elite (these U.S. soldiers are only being used as tools of U.S. Foreign Policy) and those who control the systematic tentacles of Western Capitalism—many U.S. soldiers are haunted upon returning back home to the U.S. (plagued with PTSD) and once they discover the truth they become politically disillusioned; their patriotism is often shattered and brought into question after witnessing the injustices being inflicted on innocent civilians in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia (wars are never fought in the interest of the poor and the have ‘nots’ they are fought in the interest of the Invisible Rulers). The teachings of civics and social studies have to be improved to reflect that we have entered into a New World Order, that is more dangerous and volatile than when the Thirteen Colonies fought the Revolutionary War against Great Britain, Civil War and when the Founder Father set down in 1787 and finalized framing of the United States Constitution.

The so-called war on terror and terrorism have to be an intellectually engaging conversation whereas there are objective critical analysis being rendered (not persuasive propaganda giving to mislead the American people and the globe) and allow the American people to determine whether, we can embrace and trust that our government and nation has provided us with all the facts relative to the true motives behind these induced wars and conflicts. Until the U.S. Government does this, they do not deserve to have our un-daunting loyalty to uphold, defend and protect the United States Constitution against foreign and domestic enemies.

This can only take place, if we begin educating young people on matters of Homeland Security, U.S. Patriot Act, Military Commission Act, National Defense Authorization Act, Anti-Terrorism Act, etc, and how the U.S. Government has created a police state (which is slowly moving us closer to Martial Law) in the name of national security interest in which has absolved it citizens of civil liberties (the American citizens have lost most of their Constitutional rights and they do not even know this because of the power and influence of the dummying down process ). They have rendered the U.S. Constitution as a useless piece of paper and have covertly rewritten the fundamental basis of our jurisprudence and the original constitutional standards of law.

It is our duty and obligation to reinspire our citizens to study the brilliance of the Founding Fathers and the Framers of the U.S. Constitution and in doing so, it will this possibly reinvigorate a new generation of patriots, that will have no interest of becoming an enemy combatants or joining onto America's enemies, but will serve as true U.S. Patriots and defenders of righteousness. They will be more interested in upholding the freedoms that were initially guaranteed to all so-called Americans based on law (now, we have been subject to the rule of a Shadow Government). Thus, if we adhere to the above there will be no more need to administer oaths and swear-ins, but our loyalty and patriotism will forever be rooted in our hearts.

The religion of Islam was placed at the center of the world stage after September 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City in which sixteen (16) of the nineteen (19) alleged hijackers were Saudi Arabian nationals (a so-called U.S. allied nation), as well as being Arab Muslims. However, this investigation will mainly examine whether or not the aftermath of the 9/11 crisis created an atmosphere of hatred, bigotry, discrimination, harassment, prejudices, racism, etc., aimed at Muslim Americans and did it lead to Muslims and Middle Easterners (as well other Muslim ethnic nationalities) being unjustly and negatively stereotyped based on their faith tradition, race, ethnicity, nationality, etc.

My examination of this subject was to consciously make every attempt to move away from the political and the theological arguments and controversy associated with Muslims and Islam in particular, the ongoing disputes that the West has with so-called radical militant Islam and the so-called War on Terror. Nevertheless, my research at times will briefly mention some of the historical and ongoing antagonisms in order to clarify a historical period, but will not give lengthy analysis in this direction, which could lead to a compromise of objectivity, because of the emotionalism that has been garnished on both sides of this issue.

However, the 9-11 incident is more of a recent phenomenon, therefore, it must be viewed from a contemporary analysis more so than from a long standing historical contention that has withstood academic scrutiny and time. This writer thinks, that it will be years and even decades before historians (and/or social scientist) can completely assess and historically evaluate this event from a political, economic and social perspective by using all the available data and drawing a reliable hypothesis by which to truly determine what happened on September 11, 2001 (all the facts are still not-in); however, one thing for sure we cannot trust the evidence presented in the 9/11 Commission Report. And the impact 9/11 incident had on the United States of America and the globe (perhaps no other recent historical event has shaped this new paradigm and simanteously created a new normal as did 9/11).

My research admittedly will be narrow in scope and lack a complete comprehensive study in which my investigation will just focus on stereotypes (racism, discrimination, lack of tolerance, etc., aimed at Muslim Americans) associated with the aftermath of 9-11 in which the mass mediums reported that the alleged culprits behind this devastating event was so-called carried out by militant and radical Muslims. Many believed they (Muslim terrorist) had a political agenda of destroying America and disrupting our monetary system.

B). Summary of Evidence:

Prior to the 9-11 incident there were quasi historical tensions already in existences between Muslims and the West—the United States and Europe had divided the world up between whom they deemed ‘good Muslims and “bad Muslims”. Moderate Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and even Iraq were by the West standards considered to be good Muslims and yet, there were Islamic states such as Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, etc.,[1] who were deemed rogue nations and part of the axis of evil. And the so-called ‘good Islamic states” were reflected in the United States foreign policy and in how U.S. foreign aid, military assistance, and humanitarian assistance were dispensed and these nation had more accessibility to immigration (and was immune from being labeled and propagandized of being involved in state sponsored international terrorism and this kept certain Arab States from being imposed with U.S. and U.N. economic Sanctions and embargoes).

Yet, foreign tension between the United States and the Muslim world continued to be acerbated by the U.S. unbalanced foreign policy interest [2] which had been evident for some time relative to the Islamic world. The former Iranian President Ayatollah Khomeini called the United States the ‘Great Satan’ and journalist Salman Rushdie countered Khomeini's demonizing rhetoric towards the U.S. with his book titled, Satanic Verses.

These type war of words in my opinion, led us to the door step of 9-11and eventually to ISIS, as well as, the long standing conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis in which many Muslims believed that the U.S. Middle East foreign policy was lopsided in favor of the Jews. The United States and the West has picked a fight that ultimately they cannot win, because they believe that those deemed U.S. Enemy Combatants (the U.S. internal enemies) had to be radicalized by some extremist militant Islamic cleric and fail to accept that Islam is unlike any other religion in the world what drives them is injustice. Here is a people that loves death more than they love life, and its two billion of them around the world [3].

Thus, even the media reporting of these various Middle East conflicts between the Shia and Sunni sects, which depicted acts of violence where as radical militant Muslims were killing their own people (some of this reporting was always shrouded in disinformation and propaganda in which to make it appear that the Muslims are lawless and barbaric people), but beneath the religious and political strife and schisms was an overriding rhetoric signifying a deep hatred for the United States and the West (and lets not forget the fact that the CIA has always served as the chief instigator in the Middle East affairs).

The U.S. (under President George H.W. Bush) in 1990 and 1991, also went to war with Iraq and Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War 1 (Desert Storm) over issues relating to Kuwait[4]. And later in 2001 the U.S. was engaged in another war in Afghanistan (with another Muslim country) with the so-called Taliban and Osama Bin-Laden. These wars became a public relations nightmare for Muslims and Islam, in particular but also to the West in general, this has led to the United States being engaged in wars in that region of the world for over fourteen years that still has no clear cut objectives (the U.S. has been seeking to end these deployments for the last seven years since Obama took office but to no avail and we have steadily witness an increase in military build up and has become a burden to U.S. taxpayers). Yet, it has always been bothersome to me in how the western media were reporting these conflicts in which again in my opinion, created psychological negative stereotypes in the minds of many American citizens that Islam and Muslims were at war against the American people and that they had a political vendetta to kill, disrupt and destroy the American way of life[5].

Many Americans have never heard of Al-Jazeera Television (Middle Eastern, Islamic, Arab, etc., network that reported Middle Eastern news outside of the perspective of western journalism) and their opinions of Muslims and Islam were not being shaped and molded by biases western media sources[6]. Thus, before the 9/11 tragedy there was an initial attempt to blowup the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 eight years before 9/11 with the objective of killing innocent American people and causing massive collateral damage.

This failed plot was led by Ramzi Yousef and five other co-conspirators, which was deemed a terrorist attack using 1,336 pounds urea nitrate–hydrogen gas enhanced device that eventually failed but did not ultimately meet its intended destructive objective of so-called mass murder of American citizens, but did kill six people and wounded over a thousand.

These various Arab and Muslim Jihadist became the poster boys of American enemies and the images would later play a huge part in desensitizing the American people relative to whether or not Arabs and Muslims after 9/11 were being protected by the United States Constitution and judicial system from discrimination, racism and stereotypes. Many Americans, as the United States Government were willing to overlook the legal rights (due process), civil rights, the United Nations international accords and all other systems of jurisprudence in the name of combating so-called radical extremist Islam or terrorism that had ventured onto shores of America. These sentiments were often in violation of U.S. law, but were being justified under national security concerns. Some United States citizens did not care that Arabs and Muslims were entitled to due process under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution (however, after 9/11 they had a lockup and throw away the key mentality).

Former Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania in his book titled, Countdown to Terror stated: “Civilization is at a disadvantage in the war on terrorism, as it is always harder to build than to destroy. Sixteen centuries ago the Roman Empire fell to barbarian invasions. Rome, with its cities, aqueducts, roads, and far-flung commercial empire, became a victim of its greater economic and social sophistication. The barbarians could sack cities and pull down aqueducts more easily than the Romans could rebuild them. Terrorists are the new barbarians. These new barbarians are far less numerous than the barbarians of old, but hold the possibility of far greater power in their hands because of the existence of WDM. America’s highest priority must be to defeat the new barbarians. If we want to avoid the same fate of the Romans, we must stop the next, possibly catastrophic terrorist attack against the United States”[7].

(C). Evaluation of Sources:

Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 authored by Lori Peek (Professor of sociology at Colorado State University) was published in 2012 and it probably would be classified more of a sociological study that looks at how various sectors of society respond to mass emergencies and disasters. But right after 9/11, she interviewed 140 Muslim Americans and others who gave telling testimonies in their own words about the harassment, violence and discrimination they experienced as Muslim Americans post 9/11[8].

Thus, in her interviews Muslims all shared a central theme of feeling scape-goated and unjustly blamed for a crime that they did not commit. Yet, she also pointed out that many Muslims were unjustly being labeled terrorist and this negative notion justified these various acts of discrimination that were aimed at innocent Muslim Americans. These prejudices after 9/11 led to Muslim Masjids and Mosques being attacked and desecrated, because there were so many cultural misunderstandings that existed between Muslim societies in East and Christian societies in the West after and before 9/11 incident. These misconceptions were shrouded in ignorance and fear based, which was enough ammunition to incite the uninformed and dominant culture zealots who were motivated by racial and religious hatred to inflict vigilante style justice on Muslims and made unfair generalizations against all Arabs and Muslims.

Professor Peek gave this marginalized sector of our society a voice during an extreme time of intolerance and to expose the danger of allowing the pendulum to swing to far to the right. Thus, blaming an entire Muslim religious world community for committing a crime that killed over 3,000 Americans was wrong—and many Muslim Americans were very much sympathetic to the victims of this horrid crime that constituted a loss of human life and property.

Thus, according to Peek cultural ignorance and discrimination led to vigilante groups rising up and coming against Muslim Americans (seeking to become judge, jury and executioner), but they immediately began to show their ignorance by attacking and even killing Sikhs and Hindus in the United States assuming, because these people had brown skin, dressed in Eastern attire appearance, spoke with an accent and wore turbans, that they had to be Middle Eastern Arab Muslims and better yet terrorist. Sikhs and Hindus were mistakenly being racially and religiously categorized as Muslims and after 9/11 became targets of religious and racial discrimination and bigotry that were being fueled by the dominant culture. Many of the vigilante attackers were not even aware of the historical and religious antagonism that existed between Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, but their racism and cultural ignorance that led to indiscriminate acts of violence against innocent people who became the victims of hate crimes (bigotry) and culture insensitivity[9].

Peek stated: “Never before had Muslims been subject to such overt hostility from so many different corners. Not surprisingly, violent outbursts and discriminatory actions followed: Civil Rights organization recorded thousands of incidents of anti-Islamic and anti-Arab harassment, hate crimes and vandalism in the months following 9/11. In addition, to the attacks on Muslims and Arabs, public anger was directed at other religious and ethnic minorities who were mistakenly identified as ‘Middle Easterners"[10].

Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 (Critical Cultural Communication) authored by Evelyn Alsultany. Alsultany points out that post 9-11 human rights should have been the main focus of scholars and politicians alike, but the media created a reactionary view of Arabs and Islam that was shrouded in propaganda. She maintained that media images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam shown on television dramas and cinemas often systematically fed into the western stereotypes and in which the portrayals of Muslims in the media catered to the ignorance and emotionalism of the dominant culture in which 9/11 had created.

Her analysis included assessing Hollywood and television shows (the programming) according Alsultany either covertly or overtly negatively lacked telling the story and exposing the American people to the diversity that existed inside of the Islamic culture and did very little to debunk the old and new stereotypes that Muslims were ‘terrorist’ and were involved in acts of terrorism against the United States of America. Alsultany overall thesis desired to hold the media to higher standards and denoted that the major corporate mediums had an equal responsibility to offset the false and negative images that Muslims and Arabs were bent on terrorism by portraying other positive aspects of Muslim culture and lives in media. She believed that this may would have created more of an objective look at Muslims by the dominant culture post 9/11, as opposed to the reactionary hatred that spoon fed harassment, racism, violence, bigotry, discrimination and fostered a culture of intolerance[11].

This writer does agree with Professor Alsultany that media is a very powerful tool in shaping and molding public opinion, but I think she is a little idealistic, if she thinks western journalism is going to accurately and objectively tell the Muslim side of the story. This writer thinks she understands that we live in a political culture of propaganda and some believe that Muslim American were systematically being scape-goated for a crime that had levels of suspects and deceptions.

She stated, “after 9-11 the news media and public alike seemed eager to debate, and to disagree about, about the manifold issues and anxieties unleashed by the terrorist attacks: whether the U.S. PATRIOT Act should be passed; whether Arab and Muslims should be racially profiled, detained and/or deported; and whether or not the extent to which, it was justifiable to suspend or violate the U.S. Constitution during a time of crisis. Political conservatives often argued—both in the harrowing days after September 11 and in the months and years following—that it was not possible to be both safe and free, that freedoms must be inevitably sacrificed in the interest of safety and security. These same critics typically argued that racial profiling was a reasonable and necessary method of law enforcement”[12].
D). Analysis:

This writer, is of the opinion, that one cannot fully understand the negative stereotypes that some Americans had towards Muslim Americans in relation to the 9-11 attack that had unjustly killed over 3,000 people at the World Trade Center in New York City unless one understood the long standing historical race relations and dynamics that have existed inside the United States of America for over four centuries between white and non-white people before this tragedy occurred.

Our nation was founded upon racism and we do not have look any further than the genocide of the ‘Native Americans and Chattel Slavery[13].’ Racism is often the fuel that light and drives stereotypes—racism is best defined as: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races; prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior[14]”. It is often this social phenomenon that breeds negative stereotypes and lead to discriminating against people who may racially look different than the dominant culture, practice a different religion, and/or subscribe to a different set of values, mores, folkways and view culture totally outside the dominant Western concepts of culture[15].

The September 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City was immediately declared by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Defense and the State Department as and act of terrorism carried out by Osama bin Laden and his Jihadist inspired movement of Al-Qaeda, which committed one of worst military tragedies and alleged criminal acts ever committed on the continental United States—Bin Laden was considered to be Muslim and Arab (these variables alone were enough to incite American style ignorance). It did not help the Arab and Muslim cause viewing that Bush, our commander-in-chief and his administration had espoused a web of political propaganda, which they intentionally induced and created a climate of fear within the United States that reverberated around the world. President Bush was even quoted as saying ‘you are either with us or against us’[16].

The United States media had depicted Arab Muslims as having a political and religious philosophy bent on destroying the West and had declared America as so-called being the number one enemy of Islam. The Powers-that-be understood that in order to maximize their manipulation of the propaganda; they first had to create a culture of fear by blaming 9/11 on Arabs and Muslims (and their so-called Al-Qaeda terrorist network which has quietly justified their present day war on Islam) in their media schemes, this was a perfect diversionary tactic—they chose a people who were different from the American dominant cultural with a minority representation inside the country and was essentially powerless. The American people pre 9/11 knew very little about the religion of Al-Islam and the diversity of these ancient people, the religious politics, the various Islamic cultures, the various Islamic sects and schisms, etc., in which these variables were being naively overlooked[17].

But also there were rightwing conservatives and U.S. politicians and clergy as well as others who had a much different and a more sinister interpretation about blaming the allege culprits (in their minds these so-called culprits only had to be Muslim, practiced some form of Islam, and looked Middle Eastern in order to be blankly indicted by rightwing conservatives as terrorist) and felt in lieu of our national security interest, it was necessary to put in place laws, polices, rules and enactments in order to combat terror (Muslim discrimination was not at the forefront of their argument and the new vision they had for America post 9/11 did not include the U.S. Constitution)[18] and civil rights groups such as the American Civil liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center legally sided with Muslim Americans in many of these incidents and cases.

Some of the language the rightwing conservatives were spewing was deliberately being used to incite our ignorance and fester stereotypes against Muslims and Islam (in my opinion this was dangerous territory, because it was beginning to compromise our civil liberties and without doubt tingling with violating the United States Constitution) —just because a person looked Middle Eastern, spoke Arabic, attended religious services at a Mosque, dressed in traditional Islamic garbs, etc., it was wrong to discriminate. But in the cesspool of cultural ignorance, it did not matter to some, that each American had constitutional rights in spite of their religious orientation, nationality or race (First Amendment Rights). However, the aftermath of 9/11 created a hostile, insensitive and intolerable environment mainly aimed at Arabs, in particular, but all Muslims in general, they were being viewed with suspicion and Muslim discrimination was going unabated.

E. Conclusion:

This writer, is of the opinion, that after the ending of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1989, it created another “Cold War” that became ‘hot’ (our politicians do not want to publically admit this but the United States, the United Kingdom and France have declared war on Islam) due to lingering historical and culture misunderstandings between the United States and the Islamic world, which had been steeped in suspicion, mistrust, betrayal and political and religious apathy. The allege perpetrators of 9-11 attack were Muslims and Arabs this alone stirred some of the American people into believing that Muslims and Arabs even inside America had declared war against the United States of America in which the media and the government were creating a climate of fear based on propaganda and enactment of public policy.

Tariq Ali in his book titled: The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads, and Modernity Stated: “The necessity to explain these reactions does not mean justifying the atrocity of 11 September. It is an attempt to move beyond the simplistic argument that 'they hate us, because they're jealous of our freedoms and our wealth'. This is simply not the case. We have to understand the despair, but also the lethal exaltation, that drives people to sacrifice their own lives. If Western politicians remain igno­rant of the causes and carry on as before, there will be repetitions. Moral outrage has some therapeutic value, but as a political strategy it is useless. Lightly disguised wars of revenge waged in the heat of the moment are not much better. To fight tyranny and oppression by using tyrannical and oppres­sive means, to combat a single-minded and ruthless fanaticism by becoming equally fanatical and ruthless, will not further the cause of justice or bring about a meaningful democracy. It can only prolong the cycle of violence.”20

The immediate backlash became acts of discrimination, violence, harassment, racism, unfair stereotypes, etc., were being aimed at Muslims and Arabs as being blamed for the horrendous act of 9/11. They became victims of vigilante style justice and widespread hate mongering by the dominant culture (i.e., there were statistical spikes in physical assaults against Muslims, defacing of Mosques and Masjids, negative media portrayals that Muslim American were involved in terrorism) and one Christian Pastor even talked about burning Qur’ans in Florida as an act of detesting Islam and Muslims—the United States Government increased surveillance and sent agent provocateurs to spy even on ordinary Muslim American citizens. Yet, I do think that the U.S. Government had some legitimate concerns relative to national security issues and this variable was difficult to overlook, but this writer cannot accept or justify any sector of our society being unjustly discriminated because of race or religion.

Fahim A. Knight Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of good will of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolisms and reinterpret the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlighten world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight can be reached at fahimknight@yahoo.com,

Notes

[1] Richard Nixon, Seize the Moment: America’s Challenge In A One Superpower World. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992) 197-198.

[2]Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. (New York: Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 2003) 214-215.

[3] Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992) 216.

[4] Bob Woodard, State of Denial. . (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006) 2.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ehsan Ahrari, “A new weapon in the “Global War of Ideas” Final Call News: http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/...

[7] Curt Weldon, Countdown to Terror. (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005) 157.

[8] Lori Peek, Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 2011) 6.

[9] Ibid.

[10]Ibid, 6.

[11] Evelyn Alsultany, Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11: Critical Cultural Communication . (New York: New York University Press, 2012) 4.

[12] Ibid. 47.

[13] Andrew Hacker, Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1992) 3.

[14]On-Line Internet site http://www.thefreedictionary.com/racism

[15]John Henrik Clarke, Christopher Columbus & the African Culture. (New York: A& B Publishing, 1992)

[16]George Tenet, At The Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA. (New York: Harper Collin Publishing, 2007) 186-187.

[17]Amaney Jamal, Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects (Arab American Writing). (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2008) 2-4.

[18] Lori Peek. pp 5.

20 Tariq Ali, The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. (New York: Verso, 2002) 3.