Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Did the New York Times just blame the Jews for September 11?

On the side of and inside the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance met in Durban, South Africa from August 31 to September 8, 2001.
On the side of and inside the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance met in Durban, South Africa from August 31 to September 8, 2001.

No. Even not if the Jerusalem Post, after five days, copied this idea, without acknowledging the source, from a blogger for the Algemeiner.

It should be clear that when you say: he attacked her because he hates women, you don’t blame the assault on women but on sexism.

The NY Times was right to identify the main motive for September 11 as anti-Semitic. That’s not because the Jews caused it and it’s not even because the US stands by Israel.

Rather, Bin Laden and his ilk believed that Jews are all rich and trade money at fancy economic hubs like the tallest tower in America.

A Bin Laden terrorists declared later that their initial target was a suburb with a high percentage of Jews. It wouldn’t kill enough people so they switched to the Twin Towers, where per their definition many Jews must work. (I couldn’t find the source for this admission anymore.)

The reason why fewer Jews were killed than worked there every day is that it was during the special early morning prayers before the Jewish New Year and many were praying longer and coming to work a bit late. For conspiracy freaks a good reason to “suspect” Jews as perpetrators. It couldn’t be Divine intervention, could it be? (There are no new blood libels. They are all old ones refurbished. Fewer Jews died in the Plague so they must have caused it.)

By the way, the first editions of September 11, 2001, are still filled with global slander against Israel. This was the end of constantly disgracing Israel on all the world’s newspapers’ front pages for weeks – specials from the UN conference at Durban. After that, no one repeated this anymore as everyone got preoccupied with the war against global terror. G^d doesn’t like it when the world slanders the Jews. (But don’t blame G^d. He didn’t speak at Durban and he didn’t fly a plane.)

And too bad if you wanted to blog at this Jerusalem Post. They just emailed me that they won’t except new blog posts anymore. Never mind that they blocked me years ago after four posts without reason and with no recourse to appeal. They call me still six days a week twice daily if I want a subscription. I said it before, I hope they go bankrupt, some person will buy the remains and will rebuild it into a real newspaper again.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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