NewsHour Special Reports: Terrorist Attack
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Students react to terrorist attacks
I am afraid to express myself publicly in the current atmosphere. The lack of reporting by the media on current peace rallies is a concern of mine.
I do not think protesting against war is unpatriotic. Just becuase I am for our country does not mean I am for the destruction of even more human life...
so insane as this,
To all Americans, I am only 14 yrs old and I send out my deepest sympathies to all whom have died, been injured and to those who have lost a love one! Hopefully there will be no war, war only wins one thing... Death!
Prayers for the victims families
I am the only 7th grader on the school newspaper in our school and
I have noticed lots of changes in some students, trouble makers not
acting up as much; school spirit is up and so is patriotism.
...Our world has fought for years and years to make the world a peaceful place, but no way. We, as teenagers, thought that this brand new century will be the century of peace, but they did not let this happen.
I am from Turkey and we lived terrorism for lots of years. I know how it feels when your father or when your family member dies on those mountains in the East Turkey. So bad, so cruel...
I lived in America for five years, and in all those five years i went to New York City about twice. I've never been up the Twin Towers, and i'll never get to either now.
I am truly saddened by the awful attack on America. I feel sad, angry and totally helpless because of this. I will pray for all the victims and their families. I want to thank all the people who have been working since September 11 rescuing people also.
...I think we should not feed Afghanistan until they put Osama bin Ladan out where we can see him and put a bullet right in his head. After we kill him we can start feeding the Afghanistan people again.
Before the tradgy our 8th grade class was going to go to Washington. Now the teacher has a lot more to think about before taking us.
As I watch and listen to the Islamic leaders (Bin Laden et al) talk about the glory of dying for Allah in attacks on the "infidels," I wonder why there are so many old Islamic leaders. If dying the Islam is such a wonderful and glorius event, one would think such terroist organization as Al-Queda would only have teenagers for leaders.
the clear glass window
on the cliff of turmoil
Today it feels like we're not safe in America. The things we did before we didn't have to worry about. Now, everything we do we have watch out for ourselves. It feels like someone is watching us like an eagle and we can't do anything we want right now...
I would like to comment on the war protesting by U.S. citizens. First of all, I think the media has twisted the whole military action. I think the government is performing more of a man hunt than an all out war...
No matter where people were or what they were doing, U.S. citizens will always remember the day. Immediately, all began to worry about the safety of their family and friends as well as the fear of war. Some may never feel safe flying again. This has affected everyone personally both emotionally and spiritually.
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I think this is so terrible. People dying so young and innocent, some newlyweds, some just had kids and thought their life was just begining to get better and more alive, when really they are now gone forever...
What if bin Laden had been using his wealth to help his people...
We are lucky to live in the United States. Our school is going to have a freedom week. We are making flags and learning about our wonderful freedoms....
I live in Australia, and many Americans may not think Australians are affected by this crisis, and I say MAY not I'm not saying they do not, but I am very deeply hurt by this tragedy...
What happened isn't that simple even though they did that, America is not about two buildings and financial center and not the bodies. It is an idea of strength, love and souls...
will hear feel-good messages from teachers and some parents about
peace, no guns and we must help everybody. The reality is that we
must always be vigilant and strong...
I was so shocked as I heard about the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Why have the terrorist do that? Are they crazy?
Although I don't accept the terrorist attack on New York, I think that President Bush is blinded by wanting revenge against terrorism and you have to look it a broader context of why Arabs do what they do....
What's Next? I'm 21 years old and I've never seen anything like this. Our parents witnessed Vietnam; our grandparents WWII; and now us. The older generations can't offer guidance since they've never seen a war like this. Where do we go from here?
the world looks on in disbelief.
was scared I remember being at school when they told us about the
tragedy. It was late in the school day, about noon. I wondered why
they told us so long after it happened...
September 11th began tragically when a hijacked commercial airliner plummeted into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
At that moment, what should have been an average day of lectures, quizzes, and homework for many high school students spiraled into an unforeseen atmosphere of fear, uncertainty, and ultimately, togetherness....
Well, I sometimes find myself taking for granted the freedoms of which I possess. I'll complain about traffic and about the doldrums of everyday life. Not taking the time to see the world around me, or connect with people standing right in front of me.
I can work and strive for my future with a freedom of mind, and self-expression unprecedented anywhere else in the world. Yet I still lack the ability to connect with the world around me...
times you feel you want to cry
The problem with terrorists is that they are not so much a collection of people, as they are a mentality...
Just as you do not wish for non-Muslims to force upon you a posture of violence and murder, please do not assume that all non-Muslims hate you. I believe it was the intention of the people who murdered on September 11 to carve up these United States into a segregated, confused, paranoid hysterical people, and to cause us to kill each other with our coldness and hatred. We cannot permit this....
First, I want to start by saying that people here are very sad with the events that occured in the U.S and we wish our sympathy to all the families who lost loved ones. Some of us can't help but feel partly responsible for what happened. If it was not for our capitalist and "Master of the Universe" attitude, this event would not have happened....
The events that took place yesterday will live with me for the rest of my life. I still haven't completely come to realize what the whole thing means....
We just want to say that we think it's very terrible for everyone but especially for you....
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.
Even in her morning grogginess, 19-year-old New York University sophomore Lauren Billings knew it was unusual for church bells to be ringing at 9:00 am on a Tuesday morning.
Yet on September 11th, the bells of St. Luke's Church were doing just that, blaring loudly and continuously, almost harmonizing with the swelling sirens of emergency vehicles tearing down Hudson Street toward the Financial District....
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