My 9-11 Story

Date Submitted: 09/11/2014
Author Info: Karina (Nibley, UT - USA) 
Occupation: Homemaker
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

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It is unfortunate that the events of 9/11 often times bring out anger and hatred, often initiated and amplified by our lack of exposure to other cultures. In light of the post below we have to add that the feelings are solely an expression of the writer’s view, and in no way represent the views of staff.


While I was living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, I was notified of 9/11 via television. I was in my living room, getting ready to take my one year old daughter Alina to a playdate. I started listening to the T.V when the reporter announced that the Twin Towers had ben hit by hijacked planes. I was scared and worried. My view of the Muslims was drasticly altered. I spent the rest of the day talking on the phone and praying.
As I previously stated, my first daughter Alina was almost ready to go hang out with her friend Lauren. My second daughter, Lizzy, wasn’t born yet. As soon as I heard about the recent happenings, I called my play date mom friends and parents. Most of them had already heard, but those who didn’t spent the rest of the day watching the news.
When I heard that the planes crashed because they had been hijacked, I didn’t believe what I heard. When I heard that it was done by Islamic extremists, I knew I had to start being more cautious in everyday situations. This event changed my view of Islam. I started being more suspicious.
Although I did not personally know anyone who perished, I still felt the sorrow I know everyone felt. Not to mention Alina’s playdate was ruined. I now know that I need to be more aware that bad stuff like 9/11 can happen and it is very real. It could happen to you.


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