MEK: Iran Controversial Frontpage
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, an Iranian daily published a provocative front-page image titled “The beginning of America’s end.”
The Iranian newspaper Vatan-e Emruz
The Iranian newspaper Vatan-e Emruz, according to BBC journalist Kian Sharifi, used a “questionable” image and headline to cover the 2001 terrorist strikes in the United States, which killed almost 3,000 civilians and first workers.
“Iranian hardliner newspaper Vatan-e Emruz honors the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a controversial front-page cartoon headlined “Demise,” Sharifi tweeted on Saturday. “9/11: The beginning of America’s end.'” says the headline.
The World Trade Center’s twin buildings
Uncle Sam’s severed legs are depicted as the World Trade Center’s twin buildings, with smoke rising from them and an airplane in the distance in the newspaper’s image.
On the two-decade anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks, four commercial jets were hijacked and crashed into three places in the United States by the radical Islamist group Al-Qaeda, directed by Osama bin Laden.
The US declared a “war on terror”
One jet hit the Pentagon outside of Washington, D.C., two others hit the World Trade Center twin buildings in New York City, and a fourth plane landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. There were 2,977 persons murdered in total, with thousands more injured. New York claimed the lives of 2,753 people, making up the majority of those murdered.
Following the tragic assaults, the US declared a “war on terror” to eliminate Al-Qaeda and prevent the formation of other terrorist groups, resulting in military action in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of all US soldiers from Afghanistan last month, effectively ending America’s longest conflict.
9/11 attacks as an “unspeakable act of cowardice and hatred
Before visiting the three sites that were struck in 2001, Biden alluded to the 9/11 attacks as an “unspeakable act of cowardice and hatred.”
“On 9/11, over 3,000 lives were tragically cut short by a horrific act of cowardice and evil. “As a nation, we must never forget those we lost during one of our nation’s darkest moments, and the enduring pain of their families and loved ones,” Biden wrote in a message on Twitter.
Other past presidents, including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, paid respect to those who died in the attacks on a solemn day.
“One thing that became clear on 9/11—and has been clear ever since—is that America has always been home to heroes who run towards danger in order to do what is right,” Obama said in a statement on Saturday.
“9/11 reminded us how so many Americans give of themselves in extraordinary ways—not just in moments of great crisis, but every single day.
Let’s never forget that, and let’s never take them for granted.”