Jayapal Included Hijackers In 9/11 Remembrance — For Second Time

Radical leftist Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) decided to include the 9/11 hijackers in a tweet remembering the lives lost in the terrorist attack on the U.S. 21 years ago.

The progressive congresswoman added the 19 to the 2,977 people who died in the horrific tragedy to bring the total to 2,996. And it’s tough to claim it as a mistake since it was done last weekend for the second year in a row.

Jayapal posted her social media comments on Twitter and Instagram but deleted the tweet and edited the Instagram wording after the predictable blowback from her comments. Her tweet from last year with almost identical wording remains online.

The initial tweet noted the “2,996 people who were killed on 9/11” as well as those who were casualties of the “forever wars that followed.” As one Twitter commenter noted, Jayapal wants to be sure to remember the 19 hijackers who “murdered the other 2,977 people all together as one.”

The Instagram post remembered “every life lost” on that tragic day and added that the climate that resulted meant hate to be endured by Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and other immigrant communities.

In a separate tweet, the congresswoman urged Americans to acknowledge and remember the erosion of civil liberties they had to endure.

Jayapal should very well understand that remembrances of 9/11 and real or perceived hatred and discrimination are separate issues. There were indeed instances of misguided anger directed at the innocent after the attacks 21 years ago, and they are rightfully condemned.

But it is self-serving at best to equate sporadic examples of discrimination with almost 3,000 innocent lives lost in a truly hateful attack. Further, those who perished as a result of the radical Islamic terrorism do not deserve an asterisk by their names. They were murdered.

There is no equating their losses with the 19 terrorists who voluntarily became murderers and committed suicide. They were not victims and do not deserve the slightest remembrance on a day when so many lost everything to an evil series of murderous acts.