Seth Udinski, FISM News
This past weekend, the United States mourned and remembered the victims of its most devastating attack on civilians in American history, the attacks of September 11, 2001. The majority of the celebrations were respectful and patriotic, and honored the memory of those who were lost in the attacks. Sadly, some in the American educational aristocracy used the solemn day as a platform to share their “opinions” about the nature of these attacks.
A professor from Syracuse University posted on social media last week that the 9/11 conspiracy was in reality an attack on the “heteropatriarchal capitalistic systems” that “many white Americans fight to protect.” Professor Jenn M. Jackson of the political science department at Syracuse tweeted the remarks on Friday, the day before the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Jackson also writes for the magazine Teen Vogue.
Anything you say about this, Twitter can and will use against you to shut down your account. pic.twitter.com/PTttVmeAzL
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) September 11, 2021
While many called for the resignation of the professor due to her insensitivity, the university instead came to the defense of this professor. Syracuse released a statement defending her right to free speech and condemned those who had harassed or posted violent threats against the professor.
As Christians, we must condemn any form of hate speech. We must never respond to hateful speech with more hateful speech, and hopefully, Christians were not found among those who allegedly responded violently to Jackson. Still, this must not take away from the profound disrespect of this professor’s ill-thought tweets.
Many on Twitter voiced outrage at Jackson’s tweets, believing them to be insensitive towards the innocent lives lost on 9/11 and to completely ignore the historical context of the tragic event.
Tell that to the people that burned alive in jet fuel, the jumpers, the 1st responders that climbed 100 flights of stairs to be crushed or asphyxiated. Any study of Osama reveals he was mad, there wasn't an ultimate goal except that he saw Jihad against the United States as holy.
— Stuck (@StuckonPandora) September 12, 2021
A study of the culture of Al Qaeda shows that the terrorists did not care at all about deconstructing “heteropatriarchical capitalistic systems.” If anything, the culture of radical Islam is one of the most “patriarchal” (to use Jackson’s words, as an insult referring to toxic misogyny) cultures in human history.
Didn't the planners and hijackers of 9/11 relish "hetero patriarchal" (though maybe not capitalist) society? Pretty sure that attacking a buttress to the Saudi royals was high on their motivation list. Freeing lbgtq and women from oppression probably wasn't in their thoughts.
— klpawl (@WKUKlpawl) September 12, 2021