College Students Unaware Of 9/11, But Can Name Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Hacked

We asked the following questions to randomly selected students around the GWU campus:

  • Next week marks the anniversary of a major national event do you know what that is?

  • Do you know what ISIS is?

  • Did you know that ISIS is responsible for the beheading of two American journalists? If so, could you name one?

  • Are you aware of the celebrity "nude photo" hacking scandal? If so, could you name any of the celebrities involved?

The results are stunning:

  • 6 out of 30 students recognized this week is the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks

  • 4 out of 30 students were able to name one of the American journalists beheaded at the hands of ISIS

  • 29 out of 30 students were able to identify one or more celebrities involved in the nude photo hacking scandal

The reason for conducting this video project was to bring awareness to our 9/11: Never Forget Project which is designed to remember those murdered at the hands of radical Islamists more than a decade ago. (Source)

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

Posted by: DMartyr at 09:31 PM


1 I suppose the names of the four slaughtered at Benghazi would be too much to ask?

Posted by: Lisl at September 11, 2014 02:39 AM

2 Wonder what these "students" are studying ... and why.

Posted by: Bubbe at September 11, 2014 05:47 AM

3 What is important to most "students"?
Electing people committed to destroying them.

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 11, 2014 09:57 AM

4 Typical ignorant Americans. Aren't even aware of their own history.

Posted by: Hoos at September 11, 2014 04:38 PM

5 I hate to say it, but young people today are highly clueless about politics, history, and things that matter. they are vapid, vacuous, and in short, a rather boring lot.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM

6 Oh Yes, the utter superiority of those who have a College education.

Posted by: obsidian at September 11, 2014 06:33 PM

7 I thought about this yesterday.

Unfortunately,  concrete and steel doesn't last forever, memories fade as the old pass and new generations take their place. 

Who will be around to remember in 50 or 75 years from now, oh sure,  some will remember,  but will they still come to the monuments and memorials? Will they still exist?

Yes it hurts, hurts many, but over time, all that remains are the memories of that day.

When property values go higher,  need for more living space as population rise,  these memorials may be the first to go.

Posted by: Phil at September 12, 2014 10:58 AM

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