I even spoke about 9/11 at a Unitarian Fellowship near Minneapolis in February 2002.
Ruffini also does put a broader moral perspective. The people in Islamic countries are often poor with few opportunities. They see people in the west as self-indulgent and privileged, in a manner analogous to communism. They resent US policies that have propped up rules for apparently easy access to oil, even though now the US is not as dependent on Middle East oil as it had been in the 1970s.