Thousands of people are set on fire, crushed into concrete powder, or jump to their deaths. Tens of thousands more spend anxious hours wondering whether their loved ones survived.

But never mind all that — the real tragedy is that some people wrote mean things on your door!

You apparently think you’re entitled to some sympathy from me. It seems you consider embracing Islam on 9/12 an act of heroic defiance, and worthy of my admiration. Sorry — I’ll reserve my sympathy for the thousands who died that day, and their families. I’ll reserve my admiration for the true heroes that day — the men who died in service to others.

Retired software developer, husband, father. Student of history. Met Fan

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