9-11 attacks were a disaster for the U.S.

0 Comments 19 May 2012

State Department photo by Joel Meyerowitz, license under Creative Commons

By Nour Eidy and Marouf Hamade
Unis Middle School

Who knew that in one moment we would lose thousands of innocent people?

Sept. 11, 2001, was one of the saddest things to hit the United States. It was a tragedy that injured and killed many people, and broke the hearts of families. Not only did we lose innocent people, but we also lost the two twin towers.

Sadness ran through the United States.

9/11 occurred when commercial jets were flown into the twin towers. The attack hurt our community in significant ways.

Muslims were blamed for the disaster. But, why would you blame it on a religion when it was two people’s faults? Muslims have been called terrorists before and after 9/11.

It is offensive to be called terrorists, especially when we are civil people. Hurtful words of hate are real hate. We can feel it. No one could truly understand how it feels until you are discriminated against. You don’t know us until you enter our homes, until you step into our shoes.

Osama Siblani is a living and breathing Muslim. “9/11 was the worst thing that has ever hot the Muslim race.” Siblani stated.

Siblani couldn’t believe it when he heard about the disaster. His first thought was “please, God, don’t let them be Arabs.”

African-Americans were discriminated against and were beaten. They didn’t enjoy it. They were hurt and offended. Was there a reason African Americans were discriminated against? It’s just another rumor that people somehow believe without really getting to know them.

How would you feel if you were discriminated against? Would you enjoy it? Of course no. No one would. It’s horrible to have to go through that.

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