Evil was not the first thing that came to my mind when things had started. I was 16 at the time, I saw an accident, an act of god.
Later a different story surfaced, that it was done by those who claim they are doing it in god’s name, using their religion as an excuse, a religion with a book that clearly said ”whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.” A religion where they also had played with the meanings of the words and passed on those meanings for many, like the word ‘Shaheed’ … a thing one must seek… many say that it means martyr, someone who dies for a cause, while the truth is it means knowledge and education.
9/11 is a resonance of a lion, its loud, and one that can’t fade away, and no one expect that to happen. I want to talk to everyone not to say forget… what I want to say is forgive. Forgive those who have no hand, mind or heart of what ever had happened, forgive those whom their only mistake is they were born in another place not familiar to yours, forgive those who have no knowledge of the truth, but the knowledge of the lies their minds are feeding on.
Forgive, for if you believe in god or a higher power, then you know all things will be settled eventually, and the ones who were innocent, guilty, or just in between will have what their deeds will buy for them. And if you do not believe in a higher power… then I beg that you believe in the little one, our children, they see the world through us, let them grow in a much better and open minded environment, one that produces a good person… you may end up saving his or her life, and eventually, the lives of humankind.
Epic words, Ahmed. Loved this, thank you.
Thank you. I’m glad you liked it 🙂
Hi Amin! I really find this hard to respond to, as it was such a tragedy.
I was at home watching T.V with my husband and brother when they interrupted with a news flash. My heart sunk and we all fell silent as we watched the second tower collapse. I was so confused and upset later about the reasoning behind it and all in the name of god/Allah. What does that even mean? I’m sorry, but I detest religion! Why would any god want people to hate each other some venomously? If he exists…shouldn’t he love us all, black/white whoever and whatever religion you were to believe in? I have 4 brothers and was terrified that they would have to go to war! Hate breads hate and for that reason, there will always be wars! Sometimes humanity is hard to understand! ……Paula x
When I asked some to do a violent deed you will simply not do it, but if I used religion, sugar coated my words and kept away the details that negate the deed… well, then you’ll have the perfect slave, and is it that some thing? To have a slave.
I believe in God/Allah (it’s the same by the way, different lingo 🙂 ). I have read the book and I know what exactly is written. That’s why I wrote the verse ”whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.”
My friend is in national security, and he caught a lot of terrorists who had some activities in where I was. He told me that most of them were 18, 19 or early 20’s, young ones who had their brain washed.(By the way, that reminded me of a funny story, I’ll mail it to you 😉 )
I hope your brothers are safe, and… how do you say it? ‘I’m sorry dingo ate your baby’ :), I’m not sure it fits, but I love saying it, especially to my nephews.
Okay, this started out being serious… but now you have me laughing and that doesn’t seem appropriate! Allah/ god, who is he anyway? Does it help believing in something higher than ourselves? Don’t answer as this question is endless with me! x
I won’t 🙂
The important thing is you are here now, and you are a good person. That’s Aces in my book.
Thank you! x