...I call, once again, the attention of readers to the powerful statement issued by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Aghanistan on the occasion of the second anniversary of the atrocity (issued, it bears noting, before the war crimes committed against the people of Iraq); an excerpt:
Fundamentalism is the mortal enemy of civilised humanity; to address it demands the consolidated action of all freedom-loving nations of the world. The present "world anti-terrorism coalition" has been debased by innumerable ambiguities and impurities of purpose, motivation and objectives. The contradictions between world powers will spell its doom. Therefore, it behooves anti-fundamentalist individuals and organisations working for social justice the world over to draw together without hesitation to contain and ultimately stamp out, once and for all, the vermin of fundamentalism, so that the tragedy of September 11 will never be repeated, neither in America nor anywhere else.
For obvious reasons, public discussion in America of the role of religious zealotry in the 9/11 crimes has always been completely displaced by anti-Islamic bigotry of one form or another.