A comedian explained in a recent standup special that the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, made him “more Muslim.”
“You ever think something that you like, don’t want to think?,” Youssef said. “I was thinking that, in this weird way, 9/11 made me more Muslim.”
Youssef, who admitted that he became more devoted to his faith only after its members killed 3,000 innocent Americans in cold blood, then went on to play the victim, claiming that he has become more Muslim because he feels like he and other American Muslims have been unfairly discriminated against since the Twin Towers fell.
“I was told it was my fault. I was told that the most horrible thing that I had ever seen happen, to this day, was because of who I was, where I came from, the language that I speak, and my faith. I realized, not only was that not true, but this was something that I really wanted to be a part of my life. I started praying, I started fasting, I started doing all these things that I might not have done. If 9/11 didn’t happened, I might’ve just said, ‘Yeah, my dad’s from Egypt. Add the bacon.'”
Youssef also said that 9/11 “worked.”
“Islam is stronger and America is weaker, all because of this one thing,” he said. “And so the thought I had was…did 9/11…work?”
Joking about 9/11 especially considering the repercussions it has had on Americans over the past 18 years, is relatively callous.
America has been at war in Afghanistan and then Iraq, fighting the same ideology that was responsible for the 2001 terror attacks. The war has cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars. It rages on today, in places like Syria, where ISIS’s caliphate was recently destroyed, and as reported here yesterday, the threat of radical lone wolf Islamic terror attacks in the West continues to this day.
That same ideology threatened New York City and The White House on July 4th, causing alarm that required heightened security.
So if that’s what Youssef means when he says 9/11 “worked,” then sure, 9/11 worked.
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