I have looked to see if anybody has posted this topic. I have watched this interview several times. First of all, this Taliban leader has the
misguided idea about our voting system. I, for one, didn't vote in Blair the last two elections, and my family didn't vote in Bush.
I can understand this man's anger at watching innocents die in his country from bombing raids; but he is misguided in his assumption that the
populace of America and the UK collectively elected Blair and Bush into power.
They feel our democracy elects leaders who love war. Why should innocent people pay with their lives because beaurocrats and politicians want to keep
a war going that nobody is going to win and everybody is going to lose.
Also, this Taliban leader will have to have a substantional amount of followers to carry out his threat. I have met many Muslims and spoken with them
online; they want peace amongst various religions. The Quaran,. The Bible, and the Torah speaks of peace.
It strikes me, as strange, that there are more civilians killed in war than the soldiers. It is sad when soldiers are killed, but when some of those
soldiers are children, it is heart breaking that those children are going to grow up with hatred in their hearts. When I see these children armed
going into battle and being used as cannon fodder, my heart breaks. They should be allowed to have a normal childhood without the need to carry a gun,
or die in battle.
What angers me is seeing these children armed and fighting for a cause that they have been told is best for them and their country. These chilren are
sacrificing themselves based on mythology taught to them by their elders.
Parents and elders are responsible when it comes to teaching racism to their children. I never taught my daughter to be hateful to anothers religion,
creed, or colour.
I will still go on buses, trains and planes, and if I am ever a victim of a suicide bomber; I will have died with no hatred in my heart, as the attack
will be carried out through ignorance and not the truth.
However, I am a firm believer that it will be difficult for this leader to carry out his threats. The government has such measures in place that
people can be traced, who are prepared to commit those atrocities.
A few terrorists might get through the system, but not to the level of which this leader is proclaiming. Since 9/11, and 7/7, security has become much
My real concern is for the many innocent Muslim people who live here in the UK. I am concerned with what this leader and our leaders have said that
the Muslims are going to be looked upon with suspicion.
I live by the adage,'You can't judge a book by it's cover', and another one I live by
'You can't tar everybody with the same brush'.
Peace between religions (there is only one race-the human race) will come through respect and dialouge. I know it is difficult when the governments
take up arms against one another.
Also, I watched a programme a while back to do with 9/11 and it seemed that either the American, or British government were involved with the Taliban
and agreed to give them weapons (If I remember correctly), if they helped capture Bin Laden.
Can't you see what I am seeing; the idocricy of war. Our soldiers being killed by their own weapons, (so to speak). I am a pacifist, as you can
gather, and it strikes me strange how governments seem to perpetuate war through propraganda, and such like.
I hope I am not speaking out of turn, but I feel these things needed to be said. I will be glad of the day when the governments around the world lay
down their weapons.
Another reason I feel so strongly is that my dad was in the military and went to Vietnam. His barracks was bombed, but fortunately, he wasn't in the
building. Vietnam was a war that they didn't win. If my dad had arrived at his barracks a few minutes earlier; My brother and I would have grown up
without a dad, and my sister would have never been born.
Hence, my attitude towards war. We are all losers; there are no winners.