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*9/11 An Open Letter to my Friends*

I have good Muslim friends both on RB and in “real life”, and, knowing them, the anger and bitterness at the 9/11 attack is gone. The other grandmother of my grandchildren is a Muslima. How can I love some and hate many? I can’t.

Now we’re doing pay-back. Whether it’s right or not isn’t mine to say, it, like 9/11— it’s simply a fact. I still believe in us, woman to woman and man to man, learning to understand and be gentle with each other. Sharing humor and learning to love and respect each other, learning about each other and our customs and beliefs.

The internet has one great use I’m told: Genealogy, but I think it has a second great function, and that is to unite us across barriers. I’m very grateful that I’ve been allowed to join this Group: It is already making a difference in people’s hearts, I believe.

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An open letter to my friends describing my feelings about individuals bonding across borders and differences, and how that may stop hate and misunderstanding.


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Dayonda … “Dandy”
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  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    Sis I had a Muslim doctor…Taliban terr. and muslim is two different things in my book..
    My Doctor is a gental kind lady…I don’t hate muslim for what terr…did…hugggggggggz love you sis

  • Yup, sis. That’s the attitude. Hugggggzzzzzz!

    – Dayonda

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 5 years ago

    here here, the internet does cross the barriers that in the outside world we are almost forced to conform too, here there is no biase against anything and a big reason that love it here so much

  • Good for us, then, eh? I’m passionate about this. Stubborn, hard-headed, LOL!

    – Dayonda

  • Nuh Sarche
    Nuh Sarcheover 5 years ago


  • You’re welcome, my friend. Look just below your note for what MAGO said… He said it much better than I did.

    – Dayonda

  • mago
    magoover 5 years ago

    Muslim is not the same as Taliban…
    Germany is not the same as Nazi…
    Americans is not the same as KU KLUX KLAN

  • Awesome, Marco. You’ve hit it on the head. And with fewer, clearer words. Thank you very much.

    – Dayonda

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 5 years ago

    i agree with mago , we are all here together, this should have never have happened, every one is different that is what makes the world go round but never shove something on some one else or take out on someone else , we all have to learn to leave together no one is better than the other

  • mago
    magoover 5 years ago

    …I JUST SAW Nuh Sarche’S PORTAFOLIO and, she dosent look like BIN LADIN to me!
    …..She is hot !!!!!

  • ROFL— I could have told you she’s beautiful, Marco. But you didn’t ask! she’s also beautiful inside, where it really counts, as you know.

    – Dayonda

  • Brandi Alshahin
    Brandi Alshahinover 5 years ago

    also, people should not associate “bin laden and taliban..etc etc” with muslims…because they are not. in no way shape or form do they represent islam. our religion says it is wrong to kill anyone….because we are not the judge to decide who lives and dies. that is up to god. so to even associate such terrible evil minded people with such a beautiful culture and religion is insane. your statements are awesome.

  • Thank you, Brandi. I’m glad you spoke up, too. We agree.

    – Dayonda

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 5 years ago

    (((((hugs))))) It’s great to know you — !

  • Cool- I’m more and more glad I wrote this. Hugs to all. -=Dayonda

    – Dayonda

  • Ben Pendleton
    Ben Pendletonover 5 years ago

    Muslims like Ahmad Shah Massoud were (are) the best allies that freedom-loving people could ever hope for. He was martyred 2 days before 9/11. A truly amazing man.

  • I wish he were still with us all, then. The loss of a good man is a loss to the entire world.

    – Dayonda

  • Ben Pendleton
    Ben Pendletonover 5 years ago

    Thanks Dayonda!

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