Completely floored by the beautiful, poignant story-telling I'm seeing on this anniversary of 9/11.

Here's @LeilaFadel's powerful story on a young Muslim man whose life was changed by the surveillance and religious profiling of Muslims after 9/11:…
And @vermontgmg elegant and sad story of one of the few who survived the towers' collapse:…
And @eberkon's story about the guilt and trauma that continues to plague those who survived the attack on the Pentagon:…
This story, about the airline worker who checked in two of the hijackers who were running so late they nearly missed the flight, nearly broke me:…

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Julia Ioffe

Julia Ioffe Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @juliaioffe

28 Jul
Today, my good friend Roman @Dobrokhotov, head of @the_ins_ru and Russian partner of @bellingcat, had his home searched and was taken for questioning. He's been released but all his electronic equipment and passport have been seized. All part of the wave of repression in Russia.
@Dobrokhotov @the_ins_ru @bellingcat The current wave of political repression in Russia is unlike anything we've seen in the post-Soviet era. Yet the world seems resigned that that's just how Russia is. But there are real people at the heart of this, fighting for their freedom at great risk to themselves.
Roman has two small children and two elderly parents, whose apartment was also searched today. But knowing Roman, this isn't going to stop him. Would that we all had that kind of bravery and commitment to the cause.
Read 4 tweets
25 Jul
Sunday read: For a long time, people like me who were foreign correspondents saw Facebook as a tool that would *help* democracy, not hurt it. I asked @sheeraf about this:
Sheera, the author, with @ceciliakang, of a new best-selling book about how Facebook became so dangerous to democracy, told me how she witnessed the shift from “Facebook will spread democracy” to “Facebook helps authoritarians” in real time while based in Cairo.
She also talked about how no one in Facebook’s executive ranks anticipated this because they all come from similar, sheltered backgrounds. It is another point in why diversity at the top matters.
Read 5 tweets
18 Jul
"There are so many fucking Trump books," says one book editor, wondering what we're learning from any of them. Or as one industry insider quipped, “What are we going to find out in these books? That Trump threw a banana at John Kelly?” My latest:
Is it really news that Trump kind of admires Hitler? Or that he ran a wildly chaotic administration?
Also, who is reading these books? Who spends $30 on a hardcover to think about Trump for a few hundred pages?

“It’s largely people who didn’t vote for him,” said one book editor.
Read 6 tweets
17 Jul
So about that Guardian story about that document Putin allegedly signed authorizing an operation to put Trump in the White House? I spoke to a fmr intelligence officer who handled that intel in real time and they were…skeptical. (My latest:
The other thing that should make you skeptical: the byline on that story.
And it’s not just that Manafort/Assange story that Luke got wrong. He was known for stories that sounded amazing and sensational—but were thinly sourced.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jul
As one White House reporter told me, “Trump has been good for many journalists professionally, myself included.”

How do White House reporters feel now that the Trump circus has left town?

My latest:
“Everything seems more buttoned up than the streaking convention that was the Trump White House,” says @Olivianuzzi.

“The truth is the Biden White House is very opaque,” said @sbg1.
“The mechanics of reporting have changed so much,” another reporter said. “It was just this really aberrant period in which you could almost guarantee that, with enough effort, you could find out what’s going on in the Situation Room. Now you can’t—and it’s infuriating.”
Read 4 tweets
27 May
For Jews like myself who have lived anti-Semitism and carry the intimate details of our families’ trauma—pogroms, the Holocaust, the Pale of Settlement, the Doctors’ Plot—the fear that this peace is just a temporary blip is always right under the skin.…
What frustrates me about the discourse on the left is the assumption that because Jews have assimilated into whiteness in the last three generations in America, that Jews have always been white and powerful, as if discrimination by skin tone weren’t a uniquely American creation.
Ignoring the history of Jews as the underclass of Christian Europe, for a good 2000 years, constantly slaughtered and discriminated against, as second-class dimi in the Muslim world (where they were also subjected to religious violence) is in and of itself anti-Semitic.
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!