On a day like this, the 15th anniversary of 9/11, it is important to remember the damage we have put this world through, the unnecessary pain, and the lives that have been cut too short. For as long as the Human Race has existed, there have never been peace and it is a living nightmare realising the evil truth that there probably never will be either. 15 Years Ago when Bin Ladin ordered planes to crash into the twin towers, pentagon and in the ground instead of the white house, it shook the world in a horrid way. I was only seven during this tragic day, but I remember it as if I would've been seventeen. But since then the world has grown bigger in social media, news has found a way to travel instantly and the world has become more aware in general. More lives have been taken from left to right and sadly today we live in a world of unfairness. More often that not I wake up to news about a terror attack, I read on Facebook about how people want refugees out of their countries, and I find myself pinching my arm daily to try to wake up from the fact that Donald Trump has a great chance to become the next president of the United States. What happened to the safeness I felt as a kid? How will I be able to pass that safe feeling on to my own child fearing what is going on in the world? Today my boyfriend has written out his strong feelings about wanting to help refugees and he's been saying against racist comments on Facebook with me backing him up 100%. I am actually getting angry about how close minded some people are. The fact is that we are all from one race, the human race and who the hell are we to turn our back on people in need because of their culture or religion? A white person goes and shoots 100 people down and he's stated as mentally ill, a Muslim does the exact same crime, he's a terrorist. Islam is the biggest known religion worldwide and 99% of them are good people with kind hearts. It is that 1% who ruins it for everyone else. Because the media makes a story seem worse when a person with colour on their skin commits a crime than what they do when a white man commits one. They are being told constantly that what they do and believe is evil, and wrong, that who they are is not right, and if you are being told enough times that you are something, chances are that it will get in your head. But I can swear that refugees that flee to Australia, Sweden, France, Germany or whatever else, do not want to enter those countries to cause harm, but to save their families from not getting brought down like their house has. It is just cowardly to think otherwise and refuse someone in need of help.
Today my thoughts and prayers go to those 2,996 Americans that lost their lives today 15 years ago, and of course the 1,455,590 Iraqis who's lost their innocent lives from U.S invasions since then.