NewsHour Special Reports: Terrorist Attack
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Let's not go to war
By Noah, Age 14,
Before I start,
all my prayers go out to the victims their families. It is a terrible
tragedy that has befallen us. I am 14 years old and I already have
to worry about my country going to war.
In school don't
they always teach us that two wrongs don't make a right? Getting revenge
on innocent lives makes us just as barbaric as the terrorists who
When there was the Oklahoma bombing, the news media and the American public automatically insinuated that the bomber was from the Middle East. And who did it turn out to be? Some crazy white guy.
The day of the attack, news programs showed footage of the Middle Easterners celebrating in the streets. Why not show the footage of all of the Middle Easterners who are saddened by this terrible tragedy? Isn't the news supposed to represent a fair and unbiased opinion? On the day of the incident, I heard on the radio that Arab cab drivers were taken out of their cars and beaten.
And if there were Palestinians celebrating in the streets, in some way don't they have a right to? I am not justifying their attacks at all; it was a horrible tragedy that has taken place.
All I'm saying
is that they experience what we experienced on Tuesday every day!
Every day they have to live in fear, wondering which of their family
members will be a casualty of war next?
want us to kill innocent civilians in the process of trying to kill
the terrorists. Killing civilians will just further their cause, influencing
people that the U.S. is Satan. Also, do the terrorists responsible
for this attack care if they die?
No, they are willing to die for this cause, whatever it may be.
I urge the government to think about the actions they take in this situation and not come up with some rash and violent solution that will gratify the American's thirst for revenge. Instead, devise a plan to help out these third world countries.
I also urge the media to start representing a fair and unbiased opinion on what has happened. In this time of need, all the countries in the world should join together and stop this war forever. Peace, love, and Unity.
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