A major U.S. newspaper this week blamed "airplanes" for the 9/11 attacks in New York City – but the son of one of the approximately 3,000 people who died that day set the record straight.
The New York Times published a 9/11 article and made a Twitter post Wednesday indicating that airplanes – not terrorists – were what killed 3,000 people 18 years ago. And during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, to make it clear exactly who was responsible for the attacks, a victim's son scolded Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in a speech, telling her "19 Islamic terrorists" – not "some people" – perpetrated the attack that killed his mom.
The NYT published an article titled, "9/11: Remembering Those Lost 18 Years Ago," and originally did not mention those responsible for the largest mass killing in United States history – but blamed "airplanes."
Indicating that blame was intentionally obscured or displaced from Islamic terrorists onto inanimate objects, the NYT followed up and promoted its airplane piece via social media commemorating the 2,996 victims – not including suicides of survivors and those affected – who died when jihadists hijacked several planes and fatally crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania in 2001.
"18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center," the original tweet stated.
Avoiding as much backlash as possible, the NYT promptly corrected the vagueness about what really happened.
"The tweet was deleted shortly after, and the NYT wrote that the tweet and story had been 'edited for clarity,'" the DCNF reported. "The article was changed shortly after to reflect that terrorists were responsible for killing almost 3,000 people."
The following new tweet went out to replace the former:
"18 years after nearly 3,000 people were lost, families of those killed in the terror attacks will gather at the 9/11 memorial. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., then the names of the dead – one by one – will be recited."
The revised article also reflected the correction:
"Eighteen years have passed since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down."
The NYT's leftist and pro-Islamic editorial slant was chided by Twitter followers directly below the New York daily's tweet announcing its deletion and how its previous post and article were "edited for clarity."
The first backlash tweet alludes to how the Big Apple's largest daily used evasive language similar to that used by Representative Omar when – instead of saying Islamic terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 New Yorkers – she referred to the incident by saying "Some people did something."
"'Some people did something.' The @nytimes insults all the brave first responders, their families," Jim Burke tweeted Wednesday. "New Yorkers and Americans alike with their gutless recount, '3,000 lost …' this was not some episode on an ABC TV series. #NeverForget."
Another tweet also called out the NYT for its evasive language covering up the fact that Islamic terrorists were the perpetrators of the horrific act of carnage costing thousands of lives.
"'Edited for clarity' is news speak for 'We tried to deceive the American people by diminishing the singe-worst act of terrorism ever, but we got caught," Paul Sacca tweeted Wednesday in response to the "correction."
Also taking aim at the evasive language about who or what's to blame for the 9/11 attacks, Nicholas Haros, Jr., had some poignant words for Omar and the rest of the "the Squad." Many have criticized that group of four Democratic congresswomen for their anti-American, anti-Semitic and pro-Muslim remarks, as they have often condemned those calling for America to step up its war on terror as suffering from "Islamophobia."
"Nicholas Haros, Jr., wants Rep. Ilhan Omar and 'the Squad' to know exactly who those 'some people' are that perpetrated the 'something' that took the life of his mom – and nearly 3,000 other people – 18 years ago," Fox News reported. "The New Jersey resident – who lost his mother, Frances, in the 9/11 terror attacks – ripped the Minnesota congresswoman on Wednesday during a reading of victims' names at Ground Zero ….
Wearing a shirt donning Omar's words, Haros chastised Omar for words many critics say her Democratic Party never appropriately acknowledged or condemned.
"Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom," he declared, which was met with the crowd's applause, according to Fox News. "Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion?"
He went on while standing just feet away from the location where the World Trade Center's south tower stood 18 years ago – the building his 76-year-old mother entered and never left.
"On that day, 19 Islamic terrorists – members of Al Qaeda – killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage," Haros said, addressing Omar. "Is that clear?"
He then clarified the scope of the jihadists' victims.
"But as to whom?" he posed, gazing into the crowd. "I was attacked. Your relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation's founding on Judeo-Christian principles was attacked."
Haros sized it up for Omar. "That's what 'some people' did," he emphasized. "Got that now? We are here today, congresswoman, to tell you and the Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please."