United 36

Last 9/11 I watched the movie United 36 to aid my remembrance of the tragedy. It’s very well made and does not trivialize anything.

It begins by showing the terrorists preparing to board the plane, praying, reading from the Quran. There is trepidation about them.

How could they think that they were pleasing GOD? The question kept running through my mind. Those terrorists were so deluded, they thought of themselves as martyrs.  There were indeed martyrs on the plane but they were not the ones.  No–the real martyrs were the passengers of Flight 93, who, at the cost of their own lives, fought back and brought down the hijacked plane before it reached its fatal target. Heroes banded together–united–and gave their lives for their country.

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