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Sep. 12th, 2001

http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?itemid=10586165&view=12874568#t12874568

I'm so utterly disgusted.
I have to go away from all this for awhile or I'm going to end up moving to afghanistan just so I can dance in the streets on tv with all the zealots who hate the people in this country.
Because THIS IS WHAT I AM SEEING of the people in this country.
And this is what they see.
and we wonder why they hate us.

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ex_schroding545
Sep. 13th, 2001 06:41 pm (UTC)
There will never be any justification for what happened in your country. As there will never be any justification for what the American government had done to many Third World countries in the name of justice and democracy. Many people, including your president, think there should be war. It's not war that's going to happen. It will be a massacre of innocent civilians whose only fault is that they're Arabs and have the same religion as those individuals who committed a horrible crime against innocent civilians in your country.
maddening
Sep. 14th, 2001 11:16 am (UTC)
The Taliban does not practice the same religion as the rest of the Muslims in Afghanistan.
That's like saying that Unitarian Universalists are the same as Mormons.
The Taliban is the strictest, most merciliess mutation of the muslim faith. And they've proven to what lengths they will go again and again with the subjugation of the women in Afghanistan (a country they overtook by force), their actions against other faiths and their statements.
I am not advocating blasting them away.
I am not advocating war. But let's keep in mind exactly who it is we're talking about.
ex_schroding545
Sep. 14th, 2001 08:55 pm (UTC)
I agree with you. The Taliban is different from the Muslims in Afghanistan. However, what I'm saying is that when you start dropping bombs over Afghanistan, those bombs won't really distinguish between the Taliban and the Afghans, will they? Those bombs are aimed at Muslims, whether they be Afghan Muslims or Fundamentalists like the Taliban. And that's what makes the scenario of a war both scary and saddening.

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