Sunday, September 11, 2005

The very big mistake



















We always complain that Arabs can't think, can't plan and can't have good teamwork.

This time, they thought and planned well, worked together and didn't waste their money on women or cars, but sadly enough all that resulted in a disaster.

On 9/11 a horrible crime was comitted in our name, and since then we've been paying the price, because those terrorist have lived among us, received their teachings in our countries and have been supported by many of our governments.

Since that day we are being treated differently wherever we go even at our countries. Any 3 or 4 Arabs living together are looked upon as a potential "Hamburg cell", any donation to an Arabic or Islamic charity organization is suspetced as a support for a terroris organization, any regular Arab looking for a study or work opprtunity in America or Europe has to go thru so much to prove that he is going there to study and not kill, to work and help people and not waste their lives.

With the images of people burning and jumping and with the buldings falling down, a lot of our dreams and ambitions have been destroyed, and now we have to start again, from ground zero.

11 comments:

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Anonymous said...

kinzi here.

Great article. You aren't starting from ground zero with many of us, though. 9/11 solidified my love for Arabs and Muslims as it brought out what they are truly made of, and gave them a voice to take back their reputation.

Anonymous said...

kinzi here.

Great article. You aren't starting from ground zero with many of us, though. 9/11 solidified my love for Arabs and Muslims as it brought out what they are truly made of, and gave them a voice to take back their reputation.heir reputation.

Ali said...

I don't ALWAYS complain that Arabs can't think, can't plan and can't have good teamwork.

I'll be fair, I enjoyed reading your article, but you should be very careful when you decide to speak for others.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to tell you that the assumptions of this attacks were planned and made by Arabs are not 100% accurate..

But the 100% sure about is that the story beyond Arabs capabilities..

There is no one single solid prove that criminal Arabs only.. or evidence provided can easily be disproved.. I think the 11-9 attacks were meant for Arabs, it was the motivation to attack Islam and Arab countries…

After 4 years I still don’t believe that Arab only did this to Attack U.S.

They knew about the attack before, they helped them, they planned for them, they wanted for these attacks to success.

And No such similer attacks happend after this...

Hatem Abunimeh said...

I don't think that the relationship between the Arabs and the Americans is as bad as you made it sound to be, on the contrary, there is a slight thaw in the relations especially with the Egyptians and with the Saudis. No doubt 9/11 attacks badly bruised the mutual relationship between them, but remember, the Oil didn't yet run out and so long as there is oil in the Arab world, some semblance of relations would have to continue to be in existence. Iraq and Afghanistan paid the heavy price for September 11, and the continue to be until our present day. It is hard to predict how the future relationship will be like during the next ten to fifteen years, but more likely than not it will be a harmonious one. Some analysts described the relationship between the Arabs on one hand and the Americans on the other as if it were a convenient marriage relationship, I tend to concur with that line of thinking. The Arabs are never going to love the Americans, and by the same token the Americans are never going to love the Arabs either, but despite that and all of the other misunderstandings that existed and continue to exist with one another, they still depend and do need one another,not only now but rather for many years to come.

Athena said...

I enjoyed your post, Reega. I went through the list of those who died in September 11. There are quite many Arabs names in their as well. From all I've read, seen and heard, I believe Arabs and Muslims are the biggest victims of this terrorism; and it will take a lot for them to stop it within their own ranks. Posts like yours certainly help.

Jeff said...

Reega:

Don't forget that a lot of us Americans--even those on the right--see past all this pain and conflict. We see you, you Arabs, you Muslims, you Middle Easterners. We see you and we know you from our schools and workplaces, in our homes and yours, in our countries and yours. We see the generosity, the kindness, the love of family and so many good things that we have forgotten and can relearn from you. We've seen your children smile and cry, listened while they learned our language and yours as well; we've seen you marry and die among us. We've learned your voices and become familiar with your gestures.

We see you, despite the pain and fear and the real disagreements that separate us. We see you...and we love you. When I read you, I don't see 9/11. I see...you.

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Hareega said...

kinzi... well some good things come out of any disaster, i hope 9/11 was a wake-up call for us to see that we got some horrible people living among us and we gotta do something about it.

Ali... i was relatively speaking, we got many Arabs in the workd that we can be proud of, but as a nation and given our financial abilities, i strongly believe we are a very ignorant nation, way behind others.

anonymous (it helps if you write your name next time because there are many anonymouses here)..

Maybe you're right, and maybe some american officials knew about it, and there has been many reports warning americans from al qaeda and from possible attacks even some speicfying using jet planes as targets.... the Bush administration has gained a lot from 9/11. He wouldn't have gotten half the votes he got without the help of bin ladin.

Hatem ... The attacks have hurt the image of Arabs and Muslims a lot and that what matters the most to people, especially those living in the US. The reaction of Arabs and Muslims to the attacks have made things even worse. The Arab-American relations might have been going well after 9/11 but those are mostly political relationships, and this doesn't reflect on the relationship between people themselves. I tend to diagree that Arabs will never like Americans and vice versa, I think that's very possible and it's happening.

Athena... thanx for your comment, although all the acts of al-qaeda have caused so much harm to arabs and muslims, very few internationally believe that we've been victims of it. We still find ourselves in a defensive position after each attack.

Hareega said...

Jeff... thanx a lot for your words. I believe that Americans are still among the most the tolerant people and that's why many Arabs are still going there.