#2344 | Wednesday, September 11th 2002
"Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind." -- Holy Quran (5:32)

Dalia | 24 | Egypt

#1887 | Tuesday, September 10th 2002
I was in Cairo, Egypt on September 11th. We were there through the Leprechaun Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio that was funding my 21 year old brother’s “last wish” trip. I remember that we were supposed to be touring a mosque and some other sites of the city that day, but my brother wasn’t feeling good so he and my mother stayed in the hotel and my father and I went out to get some souvenirs.
When we returned to show off our gifts my mother and brother relayed what was happening. The first tower had been hit and as we watched and listened we saw the second tower as it was hit, the news of the pentagon being hit, the Pennsylvania flight crashing and so on. It was like a strange nightmare. We were so far from home and felt so helpless as we watched our country under attack. We could not get a phone call into the U.S. for hours. When we left the hotel later that day we were starred at by everyone. Many Egyptians said that they were very sorry about what happened to our country and said that they would pray for us. Some newscasters tried to interview us, but we politely declined. We did not want our quotes mistranslated and we really didn’t know any more than what CNN told us.
I remember that my brother, who was in so much pain, said, “This is the start of World War Three. I need to get back to tell Matt (his best friend) to stay in college and not run to join the service.” On Sept. 12th we saw the great pyramids and by Sept. 16th we were back on U.S. soil. Because of by brother’s condition we were thankfully allowed to go home without much of a problem. As our country mourned for its loss, so did our family as Greg left us on Sept. 21st. I will never forget what it means to be an American and how lucky we are to have the freedoms that our forefather’s died for.

Catherine | 27 | Egypt

#901 | Monday, March 11th 2002
Dear American people: I just want to let you know what a lot of your media did not tell you. Do you know why was the USA targeted? why would someone kill himself in such a manner? There is no such thing as pure terrorism. The people who commited these attacks had a reason to hate the USA.
This reason is the unfair support of Israel by the USA against the palestenians who are living in miserable condition under occupation.
AMERICA WILL KEEP ON PAYING THE PRICE FOR ITS SUPPORT TO ISRAEL. I hope that this is clear to the american people who have been blinded by the Jewish-controlled media in their country.
God bless you all

H | 37 | Egypt

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