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“In so many respects, the Trade Center dead formed a kind of universal parliament, representing sixty-two countries and nearly every ethnic "The Looming Tower" by Lawrence Wrightgroup and religion in the world. There was an ex-hippie stockbroker, the gay Catholic chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, a Japanese hockey player, an Ecuadoran sous chef, a Barbie doll collector, a vegetarian calligrapher, a Palestinian accountant. ... The manifold ways in which they attached to life testified to the Quranic injunction that the taking of a single life destroys a universe. Al-Qaeda had aimed its attacks at America, but it struck all of humanity.”

--from pg. 415 of Lawrence Wright's “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaed and the Road to 9/11”

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Posted at 10:44 AM on Sat. Sep 03, 2011 in category Quote of the Day  


Mister B wrote:

This is exactly what I think whenever someone talks about the attacks killing 3,000 Americans.

And whenever anyone, anywhere, says anything negative about homosexuals, I think about the gay man (probably more than one of them, but I only heard about one) on Flight 93.

If every single person on that plane is considered to be a hero — and rightly so, in my opinion — why can't gays get married in this country if they can be (and have been, also in my opinion) American heroes?

Comment posted on Sun. Sep 04, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Uncle Vinny wrote:

Wow, I'd definitely never heard that “universal parliament” concept. Thanks for sharing.

Comment posted on Sun. Sep 04, 2011 at 01:03 AM
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