Fw: [Powderworks] NMOC: Sad commentary about society - all around the world
Todd Wulfmeyer" <email@example.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:21:04 -0500
i forwarded the the original message about the attack in Mesa Arizona to
another list i am on for the band killing joke.
this is a quote that i received back about similar attack in London.
just hope this nyDCpenn plane attack doesn't turn out to be perpetrated by
some us veteran of irish decent like OKCity! or the "to lazy to call out the
planes to protect the pentagon after repeated warnings" us gov itself.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phillipps Marc" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Todd Wulfmeyer'" <email@example.com>; "The Gathering"
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: [Powderworks] NMOC: Sad commentary about society
> On a similar note an Afghani cab driver has just been attacked and left
> paralysed in London . . . .
> There are some severely screwed up people in this world (on both sides)
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Margaret Benzer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "Powderworks" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 4:23 PM
> > Subject: [Powderworks] NMOC: Sad commentary about society
> > > There was a tragedy yesterday that so far hasn't hit the nation's
> > airwaves, but
> > > I feel it needs to be spread. I was born and raised and still live in
> > Mesa,
> > > Arizona, USA. Many people on this list are aware of this because of
> > rants.
> > > Until the early 80's, it was primarily a white, Mormon town. It is
> > quite
> > > large (450,000) with a very diverse population. And what happened
> > yesterday in
> > > my hometown makes me sick.
> > >
> > > Mid-afternoon yesterday, some idiot shot and killed a gas station
> > attendant
> > > point-blank. Why? Because he was wearing a turban. This man moved
> > here
> > from
> > > India three years ago for his safety because he is Sihk. Not to be
> > satisfied
> > > with one shooting, the guy continued five miles (8 kms) away and
> > > shooting up another gas station owned by two Lebanese brothers. I
> > had
> > > occasion to talk with one of the owners, and he was so nice. In this
> > case, no
> > > one was injured. But the idiot wasn't done. He drove half a mile
> > and
> > > started shooting at a house where an Afghani family lives. They
> > the
> > > perpetrator a few hours later. His comments? "God bless America."
> > Makes
> > me
> > > proud to say I'm related to such scum. NOT!!
> > >
> > > What gives these pro-America types the mentality that they can shoot
> > kill
> > > someone who looks Arabic? An Arizona State University student was
> > up
> > on
> > > Thursday because he is Muslim. Arab shops around town have been shot
> > at.
> > The
> > > mosques are under heavy police patrols for their safety. Why can't
> > people
> > > separate what a terrorist does from his heritage? Why punish all
> > Muslims
> > or
> > > Afghanis for the actions of one? Argh!!
> > >
> > > I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I had to get this out before I
> > to
> > > sleep tonight. I hope to go see my Muslim friends later this week to
> > offer
> > > them my support. I just wish it were under better circumstances.
> > >
> > > Onn a happy note, I now have tickets for both Midnight Oil shows (Lost
> > Wages
> > > and Phoenix). They better not cancel the tour as I really need to
> > their
> > > message right now.
> > >
> > > Keep the peace.
> > >
> > > Margaret
> > >
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