Okay, this is a question I hate to ask, only because it puts a spotlight on things that I should but don’t know, but I really want to know…
What exactly is the beef the terrorists have with us? Is it purely ideology? Is it nothing but religion gone horribly bad fueling this hatred?
I won’t give details about where I work, because it would be a OPSEC booboo, but I see a lot of people from the middle east (ok, fuck it, Iraq) and they come here asking where they can get hookers and alcohol and tell me that “Allah can’t see what they do here”. Um, yeah, thats some faith in your religion, bud. HE can’t see you here, but people that have your (similar) beliefs will blow up buildings here?
The President will tell us that they “hate our freedom” but that makes no sense to me. I suppose it will to a crazy person, but why would you hate an entire nation of people because they have a democracy? (and its not actually a true democracy and we all know it ain’t perfect) I can appreciate that middle eastern countries don’t want to be like us , and that they have their own culture, religion and so on. (but after being there in the middle east, I have to say it sucks ass)
I suppose it all bewilders me because the handful of people on the planet that I can say that I hate, I hate because I’ve dealt with them personally.…and they’re all sons of bitches…but I don’t hate any of them enough to want to kill them or cause harm to a bunch of strangers to get at them. I’ve made it a point in my life to not hate anyone because of crap like race, religion or ethnicity. I may not agree with your ideology but I won’t hate you for it. (unless your religion and ideology calls for harming other innocent people indiscriminately…but I’ve been told the koran doesn’t actually say that…not that I ever plan on reading it myself)