Originally posted by hindu4lyf
Please explain to me why should they forget it? :Seven if they want to forget it, i don't think they would be able to forget it. especially since the 9/11 attack brought importance to the international community that america that is being thought to be the safe haven and most secured country of countries with the most high tech military weapons and etc., could be attacked by a bunch of terrorists. the 9/11 attack is also difficult to forget as it holds special importance on the so-called operation of war on terror and holds a special importance among the international relations circle.
I think you'd agree with me that after 9/11 and July bombings in London, security has been tighter than ever before. I myself have been in and out of the american airport enough number of times to know how strict they are. Same with Britain, Heathrow airport stops so many people. White, Black, Indian, Pakistani doesn't seem to matter anymore. :) I don't think america ever denied what happened and the failure in security but i'm glad to see that they've learnt so much from their mistakes that no-one has the audacity to plan something so high scale. Even in london, as i'm sure you heard, a bomb that was planned by a group of YOUNG british pakistanis was supposed to kill 10,000+ people but they failed.
Just imagine how much the hatred would increase if they had succeded.
If someone hurt any member of your family soo badly, would you be able to forget it? That's probably the way americans feel about it. yeah, yeah, i understand that if someone hurt our family, most probably we would want to defend them and take avenge for them and protect them so future attacks and hurt will not happen again. however, there are some families who are able to forgo, forget and forgive of what bad things other people do to themselves and their families. it may not be much but there are.
Not much? That's right. Just yesterday and day before there have been a special telecast on bbc and itv in the UK of 9/11. Believe me when i say it is probably not even 1% who have been able to 'forgive and forget' like you claim. If someone in my family got BRUTALLY MURDERED like that, I would never forgive them in a million years. Not in this lifetime and not in the next. Maybe you can forgive someone who does that to a member of your family, I am not great enough to forgive murderers.
And I wonder how many people out of the MILLIONS of Muslims in America were subject to that 'torture' you talk about. I'm not denying that it didn't happen, ofcourse it did but some people talk about it as if the average Muslim living in America is targetted. but don't you think that's a bit unfair if they have to suffer for something that they didn't even do, for something that other people did. even though there are possibilities that some of them are supporting what happen during 9/11, but there are also some muslim who are against the terror of 9/11. :S
Life isn't fair. That's the way it works. Just like some drug dealers will get stopped at an Airport and others won't. If in the long run a lot lot more lives are being saved then I suppose it is for the better. My chacha who is a big businessman got told to go on the floor before the police shoot as they thought he was a suspect for some crime. My uncle didn't take the case forward even though he DID get hurt! People have to suffer in order for the real culprit(s) to be caught. That's the way life is. We just gotta deal with it.
I have more than enoguh relatives in America to know that their religion/culture/tradition has never ever been an obstacle. I can only talk from experience but I've never had anyone look at me in a strange way because of the colour of my skin or any thing like that and neither have any of my Muslim friends. c'mon man, many people are being treated differently because of their skin color, race, ethnicity background. take for the example of the minority chinese indonesian in indonesia. even though by law they are the citizen of indonesia, still the there is a certain hatred from the indegenous people of indonesian just because the chinese indonesia prosper more than the indegenous people of indonesian. take another example, the australia. for a long time the caucasian australian have been persecuting the aborigines, and nowadays, the level of racism towards the asian australian are still very high. another example, is in indian itself, there are caste system which even though casteism have been abolished by the legislative law, prejudice and stereotyping still occur. perhaps not as high rate as before, but the fairer skin is still preferrrable than the darker skin people. and not only muslim, but there are resentment between religion, like for example resentment between the christians and the jewish people, the jewish people and the muslim, the muslim with the christians. ironic isn't it, that these religions which are abrahamic religions are hating each other to no ends.
LOL I'm interested to know what part of the world you live in because I swear to god I do not know a single Muslim (the area i live in has quite a LOT of muslims) who has been harassed or stopped, or been given a dirty look because of their religion. Believe it or not hun, it is often the other way round. Often I get a feeling that some of those people feel they are INFERIOR to everyone else because of their religion, I myself have experienced that.i can name a few areas for you in london where you feel people are looking down on you because of your background. You are right. Even in the majority muslim malaysia the hindus get treated like second class citizens. I don't quite get your point?
We in Britain can't forget the July bombings so what the Americans feel must be even worse. And neither can we Indians forget the MA! Don't expect anyone to forget something that hurts so much. yeah, yeah, i understand that the terror will not easily be forgotten. but i think the reason why it is difficult to be forgotten is in the case of britain's july bombing and 9/11 are because people don't really expect terrorists attacks to happen in that area. the MA is because it is believed, or proven or allegedly proven depending from which point of view you are seeing, the bombing has relations with pakistan and pakistanis and adding the strain relationship between the two states, it only add strain and bitterness plus prejudiced and negativity from the indian side towards the pakistan. i mean there are also a lot of bombing in indonesia the famous bali bombings and the bombing of the australian embassy and the recent one where one of the ceo of a big mnc died and led to the reduced in stock prices and it didn't seem to bother them as much nowadays.
Actually, the terrorists in india are proven to be from pakistan too, some people just like to live in denial.
and puhhleaseee let's not make this a one sided affair with your "prejudiced and negativity from the indian side towards pakistan". Haha cos we are devils aren't we, and pakistanis wear a halo and their media show great hospitality to indians right? what a load of BS!Last time I checked there were two sides to a coin no?
@CPM: I cannot believe there was rejoicement in NJ! :O Especially because there are soo many desis there! How bloody embarassing! :@ These people deserve to be kicked outta the country, they don't deserve to live in a place where they have all these luxuries and just don't respect the country they live in or the people at all! Absolutely disgusting and sickening.