Mike, I did a little research and pardon the fact that I can't post any links because I had two power outages within a few minutes and lost the name of the sites.<quoted text>I feel it was religion foremost. The Saudi Muslims were brainwashed by blind belief in god, that martyrdom would be rewarded in the afterlife.
They believed America was infringing upon their religious lifestyle, which the Koran demands one must fight to the death to keep.
We are infidels in their eyes.
Without the religious belief, they would be far less likely to have done what they did. Religion is the tool for war, and this is a perfect example. Ignore and deny it at your peril.
The bible speaks of war for martyrdom also. It commands one to kill infidels also. And many did all throughout history, in the Judeo/Christian gods name. It is claimed in the bible and documented in the history books. It is still happening in Africa today. The lords resistance army.
So when Christians deny 9/11 had anything to do with religion, it reeks of protectionism of their own faith.
If you do not understand the problem, you will never be able to find solutions for them.
Promoting blind faith only emboldens and justifies them. Protecting religion from scrutiny is part of the problem. This is why I speak out on religion. So when I see you guys run from the scrutiny, it shows me why we have a problem.
I have no doubt the 9/11 terrorists also refused to debate their beliefs.
I wrote this one down there, out of the history of wars the total given was 1763 only 123 were because of religious beliefs and this would be 6.98%. This can be found in Philips and Axelrod's 3 Volume Encylopedia of Wars. I also went to a site by an athiest and while writing down his statistics I had another power outage and didn't get his name . He stated or "ceded" that his statistics are closer to 16% of wars being because of religion. I didn't get a chance to read either sites' opinion of 9/11. However today as I was the news regarding the lunatic in Syria threatening to nerve gas his own people, I haven't heard anything about religion mentioned. Not saying that's not the reason, just saying I haven't heard it as a reason.
IMO, 9/11 had little to do with religion and more to do with them being pissed at the U.S. I never heard the attack on the WTC was motivated by religion. I think we would be foolish to disregard there are power, money hungry dictators that are willing to start wars and kill to acquire power, money and land. For example, if the Castro brothers started a war (as if), I know they don't give two hoots in hell about religion, it would be about power and monetary gain. Don't be so quick to blame everything on religion because there are just flat out evil people in this world and they kill or war for a cause bigger than some god they claim to worship.