Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Was it Terror or Innocent

Late last night, after finishing up some work, I was flipping through random blogs. I kept hitting Next Blog on the top of the screen. I enjoy reading the exploits of strangers. Some are lonely, some are depressed, and once in a while, someone is actually enjoying their life. One of the blogs I came across was written in Arabic, and I stopped to look at it.

Was it a message from one terrorist to another? Or just some guy who had a crappy day at work plotting to blow up his office building, I mean venting about a crappy day. I know it isn’t fair to lump everything in Arabic into the terrorist column. I have worked with Arabs and gone to school with them and I know that not every Arab dreams of blowing themselves up.

Still, I see that writing on the screen and I wonder.

13 Comments:

Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

Maybe they don't dream all about it. But somehow i doubt if they mind when others do.

July 20, 2005 4:47 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

you're saving the comment section today.

July 20, 2005 4:48 PM  
Blogger stillruleall said...

I saw a sign in Arabic yesterday. It was from Lubavitch saying something about keeping the 7 mitzvot bnei Noach (they had a Hebrew one next to it). So not all Arabic writing is about killing

July 20, 2005 4:58 PM  
Blogger Van! said...

well... I am willing to bet.. it was an instructional manual to take over all the 7-11's in the Unites States!

Check me out.. no depression...just a funny fucking blog ;-)

July 20, 2005 5:03 PM  
Blogger DerThilo said...

You can't be serious!? How can you assume something like that because of a language written!? Sorry, but thoughts like yours are by far more evil than someone writing about boring things like you and I do. Sick. Who is the terrorist?

July 20, 2005 5:47 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Der-

Last time I looked, the people who knocked over the world trade center, the pentagon, london subway and Madrid train system, the USS Cole, a night club in Bali, as well as scores of restaurants and discos in Israel all speak and write in arabic.

When you go on a plane and you see an arab on your flight, do you close your eyes and try to sleep or do you keep a watchful eye on the person?

Sad to say, yes. But calling me the terrorist just because I believe the stereotype Arabs have created for themselves is pathetic.

July 20, 2005 6:09 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Right on, air! People who talk like that obviously don't live in reality and throw around the word "terrorist" as easily as they do the word "nazi". Btw, don't forget all the buses in Israel they've blown up.
-OC

July 21, 2005 7:33 AM  
Blogger ReformedPartygirl said...

There is a muslim here who owns a coffee shop where we get our coffee from everyday. we are very friendly with him. Hub and I can't stop ourselves from thinking that he's a sitting duck waiting. I know it's probably wrong. Additionally is it bad if I sometimes call my kids osamala or saddamala.

July 21, 2005 8:57 AM  
Blogger sunsearchingsoul said...

hi..
in same way as you did, airtime, i was flipping through random blog and i had to stop when i read this post.
you write that you are very interested in how other people are living their lives and what they feel..that made me think that you are an openminded person which are not able to have this stupid prejudices about arabic people. i am german. am i a NAZI now for you??
i can understand that you are afraid about all that what happened the last 3 years..i am afraid as well..but i dont think shouldnt behave like this with the arabic people...the persons who make these terrorostic attacks are an exeption of all arabic people..
thinking in that way you do isnt fair at all..

thanks for your attention

July 21, 2005 9:36 AM  
Blogger Gebrec said...

Hey SUN
It must be that only "Those" Arabs that blow themselves up are "Following Orders" and the rest claim that they didn't know what was happening!
History is bound to repeat itself unless we learn and grow from it. Perhaps if one Arab/Muslim is offended by AT's views he might rat out his neighbor who is right now strapping on a belt or vest filled with explosives, nails and ball bearings!

July 21, 2005 9:56 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

sunsearching girl, maybe you should spend more time searching for the truth.

As far as the world SHOULD be concerned, this isn't something that popped up three years ago. It began in the worlds' view in Munich in 1972, when the world conveniently chose to ignore the murder and carnage and focus on the games .. instead of the isolated problems of a bunch of Arabs and Jews.

Well, the sickening truth is that the Arabs have now become the world's problem. The longer you and other myopic morons continue to believe terrorism is isolated, the longer terrorism will continue to flourish and terrorize.

Let me guess, this makes me a conservative, or a hatemonger, or whatever other terms people who live in the fantasy world of moral relativism like to use.

Well turn on the news. What's happening in London TODAY!! is the exact strain of what happens in Israel, NY, and wherever else ARAB terrorists are allowed to run loose.

ARAB = Terrorist, Murderer, cold blooded killer, hatemonger, anti-peace, anti-life, anti-humanity.

July 21, 2005 9:59 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Sun - I don't know if being a German makes you a Nazi, but I can give you the benefit of the doubt on that one. Because as I'm sure you noticed, the Nazis have been pretty quiet for the last 60 years.

Arabs have also been pretty quiet, with few exceptions, whenever one of their fellow arabs goes on a bus with no plans to walk off.

You want to convince me that all arabs don't support terrorism, go ahead and show me where arab leadership and your average arab on the street takes a stand against terrorists, and does more than grandstand before a microphone condemning horrific attacks.

If you told me you were German in 1940 I would assume you were a Nazi. And when I see Arabic writing in 2005, I will wonder whether or not there is something dangerous about what is written.

July 21, 2005 10:39 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

Let's not forget the footage of the "innocent Arabs" excitedly handing candy to they children as they danced and sang in joy over the 9-11 carnage. Among other similar events.

July 21, 2005 10:52 AM  

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