Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Not in our town"

that was the title of a column written for the Anchorage Daily News by Katie Pesznecker and appeared September 24, 2001.

It told how Anchorage, Alaska dealt with a presumed anti-Arab attack of a print shop owned by a certain Nezar "Mike" Maad. The destruction was actually done by the owner Mr. Maad and not some evil Arab hater.
The people of Anchorage, those that felt it necessary at the time, raised upwards to around $70,000 for a man who they found out destroyed his own shop. Lots of good people with kind hearts being lied to and the tragedy of September 11, 2001 being exploited by a crook to solve his problems. Ain't that special!

I believe any town in the USA would have pretty much done the same after September 11, 2001 because Americans are generally a caring people and felt this man didn't deserve what happened to him. Too bad he didn't have the same respect for others...

Now where is this thought taking us? It's taking us to how the "Not in our town" idea works in the Muslim population of the world. It has nothing to do with stopping violence against others, it has nothing to do with raising money for victims of violence. It does have everything to do with how they care about the rest of the world though and you can read it here.

Yes indeed! Don't build those bombs up in my neighborhood! Do it some where else and save it for someone else!
I'm sure the same thinking about non-Muslim American neighborhoods would be thought of in the same way if it ever came down to that.
Something to think about, don't you agree?

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