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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Thoughts on the Way Things Are

The purpose of my trip was to recruit international students from the Arab/Muslim world for an American university. People (American people) I know often ask if I'm scared to go to the Middle East. I think anyone can tell from my posts I'm not.

The thing is, so many people I meet over there are afraid to come to the US. They ask if they will be persecuted or hated because they are Muslim.

So here it is. We're afraid of them. They're afraid of us. It's heartbreaking. People to people there is great affinity among us. Government to government there is fear. The media is no friggin' help either.

It's not all because of what happened on 9/11. But, that's a huge piece of it.

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