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Did anyone see that programme on 9/11 last night which was on itv? I still cannot believe when watching it now that it happened and it still shocks me to see those poor people jumping from the tower's :sad: and seeing those planes slamming into the buildings it is as shocking now as it was then in my opinion. I remember that day me and my buddy were up on a scaffold when it came on the radio that a light aircraft had crashed into the world trade centre and we both made a bit of a joke of it saying something along the lines of he must be a sh7t pilot if he didnt see that, anyway as the story moved on we quickly realised that it was obviously something far more sinister and went home to watch it on the tv, and as far as i remember i sat and watched it all night as it was compulsive viewing which sounds a bit sick but thats how it was. Anyway just thought i would ask if you had seen it? :unsure:
Perthbum posted a topic in Chewing the fatJust heard this on the BBC :mad: Firefighters and other responders will be on the outside looking in when a ceremony is held marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks next month, according to The Daily News. http://september11tenyears.blogspot.com/2011/08/firefighters-not-invited-to-ground-zero.html
Watched several documentaries on the 9/11 massacre last night and it got me thinking. Much of the footage was stuff I had never see, it was taken from ALL angle of New York, and I reckon in the main that the vast majority of Brits had never seen it. People falling/jumping from the tower's, the thuds as they hit the ground, the 'explosion' of their bodies, burns, bits missing from their bodies, there as one fella who's brain exploded because of the heat, it was at time truly gruesome and horrific. With that said I thought about how certain people view Muslims as a whole. If I had seen this first hand 'maybe' my viewpoint would be different. I often say that you cannot judge a whole nation on the actions of one or two individuals, BUT. If I had been witness to this catastrophe would my mindset be different, would I hate all Muslims, I would like to think not, but I don't know in reality. I often sit there and listen to my parents say that there are NO good Germans. We often debate the point, BUT. In reality if I had lived through the second world war as they did would I view the GErmans differently, maybe. WHt I am trying to say is this. If I had lived through 9/11 and seen what was done in the name of religion would I be able to take a step back and realise that NOT all Muslims are bombers, radicals and terrorists. I reckon I could have, BUT, in reality I honestly don't know if I could. I think I have my head screwed on properly and would se the wood for the trees, but when push came to shove could anyone of us ay that we would view the Muslim religion any different. This is NOT excusing certain peoples behaviour towards the Muslims, some will jump on any bandwagon and argue sometimes violently and appallingly at ALL Muslims are so and so.'s. But if I had WITNESSED what happened that day would my mindset be any different today. Much the same as how some of the older generation view the Germans, in reality the German people cannot be blamed for what a tiny minority did, but if you lived and saw what went on at that time would your views be clouded and to some extent polarised by what you lived through. Cheers Tony:wink: