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a few of people's reactions from around the world... (some of the notes included here were actually posted on later days, actual dates are on the notes)
QBall: OOC: I needed to hear this, mayb we all do
*****Watts gossips (in common), 'well today is a sad day isnt it'.
Blank gossips (in common), 'i am really mad'.
Watts gossips (in common), 'why'.
Blank gossips (in common), 'beacuse of what happend to day'.
Tyreth gossips (in common), 'take it to tells..'.
Whoz gossips (in common), 'That's Tyreth's way of saying...'.
Whoz gossips (in common), '... we're trying to escape from this...'.
Whoz gossips (in common), '... please respect our wish to immerse ourself in fantasy
*****Ebonie gossips (in common), 'One of my best friend's sister was on the plane...'.
Lanfear gossips (in common), '..... '.
Prime gossips (in common), 'im sorry '.
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'I think I'm in shock.'.
Cordir gossips, 'You have my personal and sincere condolances, Ebonie.'.
Kerriariadne gossips, 'And mine, Ebonie...'
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'Thank you, Lady COrdir.'.
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'And you, Lord Kerriariadne.'.
*****Cordir gossips, 'If people have not got a full tank of gas, it would be wise to go do so'.
Solaron gossips (in common), '3.00 a gallon in Indiana.'.
Cordir gossips, 'The price of oil has already shot up $30 per barrel and is expected
QBall gossips (in common), 'wow'.
*****Whoz gossips (in common), 'Nuke Palestine and Libya... that'll do for a start.'.
Whoz gossips (in common), 'That's all I have to say, given the pics of their
Cordir gossips, 'I'm sorry, folks, I'm completely out of char today. I am not
Minair gossips (in common), 'yeah and afganistan'.
QBall gossips (in common), 'Cordir, I for one do not fully expect you to stay
Kerriariadne gossips, 'I'm a bit distressed as well... Can't help wondering,
Kerriariadne gossips, 'If I know anyone affected...'.
Zidane gossips (in common), 'ok i am mad'.
Khore gossips, 'Listen, a lot of us are upset. Some of us have personal
Khore gossips, 'But my council is this:'.
Khore gossips, 'I got up this morning after I got the call, and I did not do
Khore gossips, 'I checked the news to confirm it. Then I took outside, took
Mira gossips (in common), 'Bye All, stay safe'.
Khore gossips, 'Then, I soaked up the knowledge that some people I have been
Kerriariadne gossips, 'I walked with my girlfriend in some nice weather...
Zidane gossips (in common), 'i am going to join the army to kick some a$$'.
Khore gossips, 'It's time to think about the rescue effort, and to grieve.
Khore gossips, 'what decisive actions we should take.'.
Whoz gossips (in common), '*nod* And only then'.
Solaron gossips (in common), 'Zidane, it's not that easy.'.
Khore gossips, 'Now is not the time to call for nuclear war, in jest or
Zidane gossips (in common), 'yes it is khore'.
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'The last thing we need now is more death...'.
Khore gossips, 'That's just my opinion.'.
Khore gossips, 'You are free to think as you see fit.'.
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'I agree with you, khore.'.
Zidane gossips (in common), 'usa is going to war when we find out who did this'.
Solaron gossips (in common), 'The last thing we need to talk about is going to
Solaron gossips (in common), 'US Soldiers WILL die in that as well. Let's mourn,
Kaldred gossips (in common), 'You make it sound as though that's what you look
Ebonie gossips (in common), 'is anyone here from the ny.dc area?'.
Aslan gossips (in common), 'There have been terrible wars already, and they can
Shylok gossips (in elven), 'You can't wage war on terrorists only hunt them
Zidane gossips (in common), 'i dont look for war i am really mad about this
Shylok gossips (in elven), 'and even then it is nothing more than a national
Aslan gossips (in common), '*emo bows her head down and says to herself 'Lest
Solaron gossips (in common), '*nod* Just think of the effects of war, Zidane.'.
Solaron gossips (in common), 'Zidane...*I* am in the military. If we go to war,
Solaron gossips (in common), 'You still happy?'.
*****Cirth gossips (in common), 'It's no real comfort, but most of the world is
stunned in horror. My country has practicly stopped to watch the news. Not much
happened over here today.'.
Lanfear gossips (in common), 'all dutch channels are news'.
Gitane gossips (in common), 'I can't believe this is happened.'.
Gitane gossips (in common), 'It's just like some kind of aweful movie stuff..'.
Cordir gossips, 'No, its like the Tom Clancy novel.'.
Joeb gossips (in common), 'the embassey in ottawa is locked down with LOTS of
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'That's ecactly what my mother thought about
*****Morimox gossips, 'i'm still looking outside my window at all the blinding
*****Tyl gossips (in common), 'I don't think there is enough evidence for anyone,
especially us, to make any accusations.'.
Maimer gossips (in common), 'Palestinians denied it, and i dont think they would
Armalag gossips (in common), 'Well I'd be willing to bet any amount of money it
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'there will be evidence...and the old inforamtion
Maimer gossips (in common), 'Then again, we may never find out =)'.
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'the CIA will know who by the end of this week
Armalag gossips (in common), 'We'll know withing 2 days'
Chuck gossips (in common), 'I would imagine there will be quite a trail to
Maimer gossips (in common), 'I might just vote for the later, and we will have
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'If it happens again Maimer, we'll have every
Maimer gossips (in common), 'oh i dunno, I find humans are quite error prone,
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'We'll become as Airtight as possible'.
Jaerith gossips (in minotaur), 'humans are error prone and stupid, as a large
Maimer gossips (in common), 'Yes, if it continues to happen, we will just los
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'Freedom will not be arestricted as we think...'.
Belsambar gossips (in common), 'besides, we'll probly just set our satalite
Tyl gossips (in common), 'people have become more human again, tho, because of
Tyl gossips (in common), 'there is a little good to hold onto.'.
*****a few titles from this day....
Cordir wears mourning black. *fate*
*****Kaleyah: Re: Qball
Wed Sep 12 08:14:12 2001
Qball, I applaud your desire to help others in this age of distress. It is
unfortunate that people lack common decency and regard for human life sometimes
I wish you the best in your endeavors and to you and yours.
*****Duvel: OOC: It affected us all...
Wed Sep 12 11:57:27 2001
The incredible events of yesterday affected the entire free world.
Today, ten thousand miles away, I met someone who lost a brother and
sister-in-law (probably). The shock and anger is felt by all of us.
My thoughts are with those who have the unpleasant task of searching
for survivors, and the even more unpleasant tasks of burying the
dead and rebuilding lives. The world has changed. Perhaps irrevocably.
One can only hope that in the long run, the change will be for the
better, and that future violence - on this scale or otherwise - will
Wed Sep 12 13:07:18 2001
OOC: There is an unofficial condolence website where you can post your condolences.
*****Jaerith: The Muslim Faith
Thu Sep 13 12:34:16 2001
I'm breaking this up into two notes, because it's too long
otherwise. I hope it sheds a little light on those who are
less than civilized during this time of crisis. I found it
on a Journal post in a public message board.
I am a muslim and I live in the US. I was born and raised in Canada with
Indian background. I feel I need to help clear up what is true and what
is not true with regards to Islam.
Islam is a religion and a person practicing Islam is a muslim. There are
five basics pillars of islam that any muslim should follow. All the
guidance of what muslims should do is in the holy book called the Qu'ran
Unfortunately, it seems that Bin Laden and others have taken religion as
a vehicle to project their political hatred and motives. What he is
doing, has nothing to do with Islam at all. Islam teaches people to be
loving, peace giving, god fearing people. It teaches us to live with
diversity, other religions, and humility.
All the things that bin laden has said in the interviews and has done in
the past are not words from the qu'ran but his words. And unfortunately
the media and lack of real knowledge has blurred what is true and what
The statement by binladen that non-muslims cannot live in a muslim
country is false - 100% false. India was ruled by muslims for 900 years,
christians, muslims and hindus lived happily together. Same in
palestine, before the partition, arab jews and arab muslims lived
together for hundreds of years in peace. The main reasons for hatred and
fighting the past 50 years was due more to political landscape than
religion. Unfortunately, religion is a powerful tool that gets people
motivated and people in power have used it as the lauch pad for fighting.
Another item that binladen keeps talking about is Jihad or holy war.
There is discussion of Jihad in the Qu'ran and when and why it is
appropriate. It is never an offensive tactic. Jihad is only permitted
when a muslim is being opppressed to practice their religion. Only real
examples where Jihad may have been appropriate in recent years would be
the Bosnian war where Bosnian muslims were being executed strictly based
on their religion. But by no means, can a muslim country attack another
country (muslim or not) as an act of Jihad. That is incorrect.
(Cont in 2nd note)
Jaerith: The Muslim Faith, cont.
Thu Sep 13 12:37:17 2001
the basics of islam are similar to christianity.
Believe in one god. In arabic the word god is Allah. The god is the same
between all three religions. jews, muslims and christians pray to the
same god. That is very important to understand.
But a true muslim is humble, not greedy, not arrogant and never shows
jealousy. Tolerance, helping neighbours of any race, creed, or religion
is the first thing. One of the five pillars of islam is to give to the
poor. It's required, not a choice. As any religion or race, there are a
small group of radicals that take any religion and bend it for their
convenience. This seems to be the case with bin laden, saddam hussein,
and others who have killed humans for their gain.
None of these people will go to heaven as they believe they will. Jihad
is not valid here nor does is it say to kill innocent children, parents,
and siblings. Jihad only allows fighting among soliders, not civilians.
Unfortunately these people are misled and doing very evil things that
they will be punished for it.
I'll stop rambling here..I hope this helps you guys get a better
understand of what is going on. Just remember, Arab is a race..there are
Arab Christians, Arab Jews and Arab muslims. At the moment radical arab
muslims are causing trouble and doing things that are absolutely not
tolerated in Islam at all. I hope these groups are stopped and removed.
I was in NYC yesterday and I was there when it happened. I saw the
second plane slam into the WTC 2. It was an experience I wish I had not
witnessed. But we need to grow strong and not stereotype.
a muslim in america.