|The readers of the belgian De Standaard newspaper couldn't believe their eyes when yesterday's edition featured a quote in which Daan Stuyven, singer of the belgian acts Daan and Dead Man Ray, declares that he has had a party to celebrate the death of the victims fallen in the WTC disaster on September 11th, 2001. Stuyven: "When the first plane hit the WTC tower I thought ' finally!' and got some beer (...) the americans got what they deserved." The first reactions from people we showed the words was of disbelief. We quote Angie S. from New York: "I can't believe that an artist like Stuyven can be such an absolute idiot. If this is his way of being a 'tough' guy, shame on him. Hundreds of innocent people died there and he is just thinking how he can celebrate... sick bastard!"|
What do you think? Doesn't he have a point there? Shouldn't we celebrate that America got shown what it means to be attacked and lose thousands of civilians, that America got shown that you can't just rule the world and bomb everyone who doesn't agree, without being punished?
Is he a terrorist for saying that? Would you still consider buying his new CD? (It's scheduled for release in October, and I'm certainly gonna buy it.)
Just some numbers:
9/11: 3'000 innocent civilians killed
Iraq war: 45'000 innocent civilians killed
So I also would like to reintroduce the question: who really is the biggest terrorist?
Artwork by him: