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Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Remembering 9/11
San Jose State University students will hold two events to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

For some students, the day still resonates in their memories and has left an impact on them....

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Ted Rudow III,MA Anti-Americanism

We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and their livelihoods, and with the poor children who lost their parents, or the people who were left injured, maimed or burned. The Lord Himself grieves for them, and His heart is greatly touched by this calamity. At the same time, there are lessons to learn from this tragedy, for both America and the world. One is that advanced technology is no guarantee of the safety and security of a nation; only the Lord is. Many nations have sympathy for America in the face of her great loss, but as Americans lash out aggressively at anyone they think is against them, anyone they perceive as being hostile, then the sympathy will fade fast. And in the end, many countries will be more anti-American than they ever were in the past. Why will there be anti-Americanism? Because of the actions and attitudes of Americans themselves, sad to say. Instead of seeing themselves as others see them, many will persist in looking at the world only through a nationalistic American lens and viewpoint, so they'll reap antagonism instead of support.
Ted Rudow III,MA

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