By Hannah Foster
Note: This article was republished with permission from the writer. It was originally published on the author’s blog on September 11 2012.
Everyone in the older generation can say that they clearly remember where they were, what they were doing and who they were with when JFK was assassinated, when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, and when the Berlin wall came down.
But as for the younger generation, my generation, we do not have any of those memories. To many of us, JFK is just an airport, Neil Armstrong is confused with the cyclist, and the Berlin wall is no more than a piece of history we file away in the back of our minds, left to settle with other dates that we mindlessly spit out onto paper when exam time arrives, no thought to the impact it had on our world.
But we have our own memories. Events that shape our world. On September 11, 2001, I was 4 years old. Continue reading “11 Years Later- How Living in a Primarily Muslim Country Has Changed My Views of the World”