In Reply to: Re: Unintended Consequences posted by David Chibo on September 14, 2001 at 10:46:46:
: During this time I cannot help but have so much love for the Iraqi people. They must be the most tolerant and beautiful people on the face of the planet.
: Allow me to explain.
: After this tragedy occurred in America. News reports of an Islamic school bus being stoned, a Maronite church being vandalised and teenage Middle Eastern females being verbally abused amongest other hate crimes began appearing in the Australian media.
: Everything was crazy, Anglo Saxon rednecks couldn't even tell the difference between religion much the less the country of origin.
: As far as these rednecks were concerned we're all "darkies" to them.
: Yes you guys know what I'm talking about especially in the U.S. That double glance at you in the subway, that worried look people have when travelling in an elavator with you.
: You'd better undo your top buttons another notch boys!
: And while you're at it, buy a bigger gold chain............"But Mister Whiteman we're not with THEM! We're Christian!"
: Meanwhile in the Middle East the Christian coalition killed another 5,000 Iraqi children, the majority of them were Muslims.
: Yet we heard no hate crimes against our Christian minority in Iraq by the dominant Muslim majority.....our people were not blamed for this Genocide either this month, last month, or the months to come.
: The "Uncle Tom" French, I believe, printed a slogan this week stating "Today we are all Americans".
: Following that example I'd like to state for the world to read "Today I am an Iraqi!"
: As for the "freedom loving" white men I pray they are just half as tolerant of our people, both Christian and Muslim, as the magnificant and innocent Iraqi people have been to our Assyrian people in Iraq.
How funny you should say that! Just today, I was speaking with my co-workers who just HAD to know what I "was".
"Are you I-talian?" they asked? No.
"Are you an A-Rab?" Nope...
"Jewish?" (Although my nose may fool some...) Negative.
When I finally told them that I was a "Cale-Dee-yin", one of them said "If I invited you over to my house, my father would probably kick you out... after what happened this week." He knows that I'm not one of "them", but his parents would hate me all the same.
Maybe i'll start telling people that I'm I-talian
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