The guys who flew the planes into the World Trade Center defined their society's values, and had excellent self-esteem. They are still considered heroes, publicly or secretly, by the vast majority of the Muslim world.
If the scorn and ire of the ignorant masses is the price I pay for my logic and reason, I pay it gladly. After all, what value hath the respect of a fool?
The Muslims I know were appalled and horrified by the actions of those men. They did not admire bin Laden or cheer when the towers fell. They knew that they would be scapegoated and mistreated because of 9/11 (and they were).
I know a man who lost his security clearance and engineering job at Boeing due to anti-Muslim prejudice after 9/11. He and his family did not think those hijackers were heroes.
My wealthy Gulf Arab students left the US after being threatened and harrassed. They are pursuing their educations in England and Canada. They and their terrified families did not think those hijackers were heroes.
So, tell me, how do you know what the vast majority of Muslims secretly
think? It's a secret, right?