Saturday, September 11, 2010


The day the planes crashed into the Twin Towers, I was in Year 6 and I remember coming out of school and my Mum looking at me and saying 'You have no idea what is going on in the world at the moment'. Seconds after we got into the car, it was announced on the radio that another plane had just hit the Pentagon. The images that the world was bombarded with for the next few weeks were horrific and the stories that we heard were tragic and heroic. It was an event that propelled a state of global crisis, tension and politics. For the past 9 years, the issue of terrorism has been at the forefront of the concerns of governments all over the world, the media and the individual's mind in circumstances. The attack on Islam that followed has affected many and the new stigma attached to being a Muslim has unfortunately become terror-related although it is quite obvious that to associate Islam with terrorism is a connection with no merit whatsoever. To me it seems a real shame that today, a day when differences should be put aside and the lives of nearly 3000 people should be remembered, there are new issues such as where to position an Islamic centre and the importance of stopping Terry Jones' proposed Koran burning.
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