Religion Not Cause of 9-11 Attacks - Just an Excuse
Letter to the Editor:
Regarding the role of religion in the 9-11 attacks, I believe
the hijackers were not fanatics of Islam who decided on their
own to go on a suicide mission, but instead were members of a
cult controlled by a leader who told them to go on a suicide
mission. The hijackers didn't plan the attack, the attack was
planned for them by someone else who decided they were
expendable. The hijackers didn't need to think because all
the thinking was done for them. The hijackers were actually
prevented from thinking by having them endlessly repeat the
religious invocations they were provided with. Religion was
not the motivating factor, it was merely a convenient guise.
This is clearly evident in the four page letter U.S
authorities found in a suitcase that belonged to hijacker
Mohamed Atta. At first glance the letter may appear to be
just a final pep talk enveloped in a sea of religious piety,
but a critical analysis reveals it is actually a classic
example of cultic mind control.
The letter is a script. It tells the hijackers exactly what
to do at all times, and more importantly, what to think. Page
1 of the letter begins, "The last night:" Page 2 begins,
"After that, the second phase," (arriving at the airport).
Page 3 contains "The third Phase," (boarding the plane). Only
after all the instructions are given does the letter promise
the martyr good favor with God, so the hijacker doesn't even
have to think about his religious beliefs, even that has been
done for him. (I present a full analysis of the letter here.)
Religion compels us to examine our own life, our motivations,
and our goals. Ironically, religion was being used as a
distraction to prevent the hijackers from critically thinking
about just that.