posted on Sep, 12 2002 @ 10:13 AM
Many suggest ëIsraeli roleí in deadly hijackings
The events of Sept. 11 may have terrorized the world, but a year later people here say the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon brought
Arabs ìhumiliation, shame and mistrustî rather than fear.
ìI donít feel safe anymore, not because Iím afraid to die but because Iím afraid of being humiliated,î said Farah Nasrallah, 18, a student who
described her three-year-old cousin being strip-searched after triggering the metal detector at an American airport.
Tears came to Nasrallahís eyes as she spoke of her feelings of shame, helplessness and embarrassment for being part of the Arab world, which today is
weak and subdued to the ìsmart and nastyî policies of America and its allies.
Nasrallah, and many here interviewed by The Daily Star, believe that the attacks on the World Trade Center were staged by ìsome Americans and the
Israelisî to justify the killing and humiliation of Arabs, and based their judgment on several factors.
For example, many people, who refused to be photographed, said that Osama bin Laden was not powerful enough to execute such a sophisticated attack,
adding that the US and Israeli intelligence, being as strong as they are, would have known about the plan.
Many also referred to reports claiming that many Jews did not go to their offices on the morning of Sept. 11, but there is no evidence that those
allegations are true.
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