How your life has changed since Sept. 11
It hasn't changed my life. And I'm tired of hearing from the television and the newspapers about how different life is now for us because of the terrorist attacks.
My life has not changed at all. I am just mad as hell at the Americans for destroying the good life of other nations with there war against terror, which they have replicated with terror. Our government should get out of this campaign - we will only get hurt and get no benefit whatsoever out of it. The tariff on softwood proves it.
I am now living in a police state.
Prior to Sept. 11, I had been working in Saudi Arabia for five years and saw the Taliban's spiritual masters in action. The Wahabi legacy in the Middle East is one of intolerance and an arrogant sense of mission in the world. The government of the country is busy spreading its version of Islam through the building of religious centres in Canada and other Western countries with the clear aim of expanding the "fastest-growing religion in the world," as they like to tout it. Sept. 11 is proof for me of how absolutely anti-secular, antidemocratic and narrow-minded this group is.
How has my life changed since Sept 11? Well, it started to snow, and now I can't golf any more. Apart from that, the world is in the same mess as it was before, and there is absolutely nothing I can do about that either.
I am not sure that my life has changed significantly since Sept.11. I have already been through my own personal tragedy and horror many years ago. I sympathize with the families of the victims who died on Sept. 11. They need a tremendous amount of support and love from everyone. We also need to realize that a response of hate will accomplish nothing. It is not that I believe we should turn the other cheek; the energy that comes from our anger should be used in a constructive way. It took intelligence to orchestrate the events of Sept. 11. It is going to take intelligence and understanding to undermine those evil forces.
Helen Janca Scott
Since Sept. 11 I have been more thoughtful, more giving, more understanding to others and my family. Less spending.
Thank you for your video reports. They had far more coverage than the U.S. television networks.
Robert Harris Muirhead
I would like to take a moment to put things into perspective for all those Canadians who arrogantly point the finger at the United States for starting this whole fiasco. First, the United States does not share the blame alone; the Muslim world shares a large part of the culpability for the events of Sept 11. Islam preaches love of fellow man; if the Islamic world had been aware they had in their midst men like Osama Bin Laden, then they should have policed their own religion. It is like a parent who has an out-of-control teenager and does nothing to discipline the teenager; eventually the police will have to step in. The Muslim world failed to eradicate this mass murderer and, since they could not police their own ranks, someone else has now had to do it for them. As for the rest of the world, everyone turned a blind eye on Mr. Bin Laden and his activities until Sept. 11, and now there are many who say, "I knew it would happen." I am getting tired of reading all the criticism.
First off, I am really happy that our skies have cleared up since America is too busy elsewhere to continue the chemical trail spraying that it fervently and madly did over British Columbia air space. We have had the best weather in two years, so I am totally grateful for that bombing that took place and hope it happens again in the summer so I can enjoy some quality outdoor time in the sunshine. Second, it makes me happy that someone has the balls to stand up to the United States. The entire world I'm sure has tolerated U.S. intervention and bullying for too long now. As far as I am concerned, the whole world should support the Taliban movement to stop the United States from total world domination.
My life has changed. I am a pilot working for a Canadian airline. If Americans had not sided with Israel, perhaps the extremist Islamic terrorists would not have attacked the United States on Sept. 11. Let me stress this once again: Not every Muslim is a terrorist, and not every Anti-American is a terrorist. I am proud to be Canadian and proud to be able to freely speak my mind in a democratic society.