Fairness for All
By Scott Baanrud
Posted: 29 Jamad-u-Thani 1422, 17 September 2001
To my fellow man,
I am a white American living in Minnesota. I am 29 years old and feel the pain of the
Muslim plight of the past decades. I am a humble man who will be the first to tell you
that I do not have a complete understanding of the history of the Muslim people. I do have
a desire to understand more fully. That is what brought me to your site. I believe in
humanity and fairness for all of man. I do not belong to a particular faith or subscribe
to a particular political party.
I have wept for the loss of innocent lives in
New York. But I have been weeping for the loss of innocent lives in the Middle East for
over a decade.
I guess what I am saying is that I try to be a teacher to the people I know or have
conversations with. It is up to us as people to foster an understanding of how this hate
and distrust has been building for many, many years. The mainstream media in my country
has delivered a big injustice to all who desire to know the truth of the world and our
foreign policies. We as Americans have the ability to put in power a just government that
will deal with the rest of the world in a truly fair and honorable fashion.
I will continue to teach. It is our duty as American citizens to be fully aware of how
our government deals with the rest of the world. I have wept for the loss of innocent
lives in New York. But I have been weeping for the loss of innocent lives in the Middle
East for over a decade. May peace be with you.
One World One Peace