We let fear and mistrust get the best of us… I hope I will be able to see the light; that I’ll be able to close the book on those dark days. —Benamar Benatta
Admin’s note: It’s hard to watch a friend recount the terrible things done to them. I fear, dear brother, that it is not you who needs to see the light. That those who need to see it the most are incapable of it. You have conducted yourself in stellar fashion even after they wronged you in the most fundamental of ways. They have made themselves look worse. Things have indeed changed since 9/11. Rights, once lost, are very hard to get back. It seems that they used to at least pretend. They seem not to be bothered with pretense anymore, because in their minds, they don’t have to. I wonder about those faces you talk about, the particular individuals that did these things to you. I wonder how they can sleep at night. Once again, I don’t have words for what I’m feeling. Actually I do have words, but you’ve set an example here. So I’ll just say… I’m sad and mad. I’m amazed by your optimism and resilience. You’re fighting, and we are behind you.
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