andre.gahleitner at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Fri Sep 14 15:24:29 PDT 2001
I strongly support your very reasonable comment on these sad times.
Lennart.Flygare at NLL.SE wrote:
> Dear Friends
> Today at Noon the whole of Sweden will stand still for 3 minutes as
> will most of Europe in order to honour the victims of the terrible
> terrorist attacks in USA and as a manifestation against the evil forces
> behind this devilish deed.
> As the instant chock and feeling of despair lingers away a feeling of
> deep sorrow and sympathy grows, but also an urge for revenge. This is
> the time when it is vital that we all stand back and don't let our
> feelings carry us away on a long and dangerous journey.
> We have all seen the pictures of celebrating palestinians and there
> are strong indications that islamic fundamentalist terrorists are the
> minds behind this evil act. In Sweden there have been several threats
> and hostile acts against islamic institutions and muslims nationwide. I
> would, regretfully, anticipate the same kind of reactions throughout
> the western world.
> When blindfolded retaliation strikes against whole populations and
> people just because of their race, nationality or religious belief,
> then whe have lowered ourselves to the same level as those whose deeds
> we all condemn. It is important to remember that the terrorist attack
> was a deed carried out by fanatic fundamentalists and in no way
> representative for any religious belief whatsoever!
> It is in hard times like this when we, as free and responsible
> people, should stand up and defend the democratic values that we all
> cherish. In those democratic values lies the freedom of speech and
> religious freedom but also a responsibility to stand up for our fellow
> humans when injustice is directed towards them.
> I am convinced that the people responsible for this terrorist attack on
> the free world will be found and punished.
> It is my innermost hope that this can be achieved without more innocent
> people, muslims, hindus, jews, christians or any other beeing led to suffer...
> Lennart Flygare
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