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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Flight that Fought back

"The flight that fought back" is the title of a documentary on the discovery channel that talks about the United 93 flight, on September 11. I just watched this a little while ago, and wow it was really really moving. Aside from the fact that it is very well made, it carries to us the emotions and thoughts of those hostages on that flight, as well as those of their loved ones. Watching it, my heart was really hurting, still is right now. It is so sad, and I really hated those terrorists then. After watching this here in my own house, in Egypt, I felt so terrible and sad for those victims, no excuse can me given to killing an innocent. God has decreed that one who kills an innocent soul, is as if he has killed all of humanity. I realized all of a sudden how easily the American people can be so brainwashed into hating all muslims and arabs, and why the Arab emigrants abroad are being so harassed and hated wherever they go.

This is a great documentary, all it says is true, and it is indeed a great tribute to heroes who sacrificed themselves to prevent hurting others, but how many other documentaries are there about the suffering of the Palestinian people, or the Iraqis? Yes, on September 11, there were 19 terrorist arabs, but what about the thousands and millions of Arab victims? No light is shed upon them. The children who have their houses bulldozed, their arms and legs torn off, and their parents dragged off and tortured… etc etc. where are the documentaries about those people? Why is there no light shone on them? And those who killed them, are they not terrorists if they fly planes and are an organized army?

Is American blood more valuable than Arab blood? Of course if all people see are documentaries about Arabs blowing up civilian Americans, I can understand how a lot of people would harbor prejudice. It is only human. But if similar programs showed the harm that the American forces or Israelis caused in Iraq and Palestine, would that still be the case?

Would the American congressmen stand up to applause after applause, for the Israeli prime minister like they did yesterday? Give them more money and label "terrorist" on everyone who would help or aid Palestine in any way other than they would like?

Will the American government ever stop this double standard policy? I hope so, though I am not very optimistic.

Only God is absolutely just and fair I guess. People have a hard time balancing their will to be righteous, with their own interests. And I think, a lot of them have no problem because they are not trying to balance anything…. Their personal interests have won long ago.


  • At 5/28/2006 1:14 AM, Blogger Dalulla said…

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  • At 5/28/2006 1:17 AM, Blogger Dalulla said…

    ((sorry had to delete the first one as there was a spelling mistake that did not make sense: here it is again)):

    Doshar... very well expressed! So to the point.. I too wrote of the same subject you did only two days later and read this only today.

    But who are we talking to? Sweetie, those people are convinced that they are the civilized and us the uncivilized. They claim they are the inventors of human rights when they are not human rights applicable to all mankind (when they should) but they only apply to whomever they feel fit.. I aid it on my post and here i am saying it again: Are they dumb or playing dumb???
    Those politicians and gov. officials are really weird... and that does not only apply to the foreign politicians, but I say even with a large percentage of the Arab ones as well, who also gave in to their personal interests... Allaho Al Musta3aan!


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