Wes Borland posted a news update on the band’s official site urging people to stop the racism following the horrific terrorist acts in the United States last Tuesday.
State of the Nation
In the aftermath of the recent attacks on the United States I have been hearing about numerous incidents of violence towards Muslims and other “Middle Eastern Looking” people. Not to say that all Muslims are “Middle Eastern Looking”, but you get what I mean. I understand that everyone is angry about what happened, but taking your anger out on people who had nothing to do with these incidents is horribly wrong. These were not the people who attacked us. No matter what people around you are saying about someone, I urge you to think before you act. Remember that people by themselves are smart, but those same people put into a large group can become very stupid. Please try to understand that these are hate crimes against innocent people who are your neighbors. This needs to be a time for reaching out to others, not accusing them. Don’t be a racist. Don’t be a racist. Don’t be a racist……Wes