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9/11 reaction

Articles on the terrotist attacks on New York and Washington, September 11, 2001. Also see messages of sympathy.

September 2006

From 30 to 63 in five years
Reflections on 9/11
September 11, 2006
Peyvand Khorsandi

July 2005

A fair hearing
J.S. Mill and American society in the post-9/11 era
Amir Azarvan

April 2005

Post mortem of a strategy
World after 911: Villainous for the faithful and defender of the ungodly!
Iqbal Latif

December 2004

Brentwood Rock
September 11 memorial for an Iranian-American
By Keyvan Fotoohi

August 2004

Elegant simplicity
Armed with cardboard cutters, faith and little else
By Asghar Massombagi

July 2004

Imperial hubris
Book excerpt: Why the West is losing the war on terror
Anonymous

Racial profile yourself
Terror in the skies?
Sara Sefeed

September 2003

Why I'm not a Muslim
You see this Osama guy? He is the real Islam
By FT
Written September 27, 2001

Sea of tolerance
In memory of a friend Lost on September 11
By Kamran Talattof

And then, our whole world collapsed
It was a beautiful, clear and sunny morning in New York City
By Sam Nouri
Written September 20, 2001

Bin Laden welcomes war
It will give him an elevated status among the extremists
By Manou Marzban
Written September 18, 2001

Double tragedy
My sense of utter devastation is two-fold
By Nooshi
Written September 19, 2001

Pinocchio
The tragic adventures of the American giant
By Akbar Kochini
Written September 18, 2001

January 2003

Unusually ominous
U.S. image, war and terrorism
By Yahya Kamalipour

December 2002

Take it from a good girl
Fight back!
By Shadi Akhavan

Revolution, 9/11 dreams
Shorts

Qoran's September 11 prediction (chert o pert)
Anyway... nonsense

September 2002

The 9/11 baby
Armin may have reflected on what kind of a world he blundered into
By Moji Agha

How about 'God Bless the Whole World'?
Three times as many civilians have been killed in Afghanistan than died in the WTC
By Shappi Khorsandi

International Enough Day
September 11
By Afshin Levy

Beyond economic interests
America has a golden oppurtunity of implementing its true values of human rights and democracy in the Middle East
By Darius Kadivar

Strange parallel
Charity begins at home so should anti-terrorism!
By Ramin Tork

The world's end?
Poem
By Setareh Sabety
Originally written September 18, 2001

Who lost the world?
On the anniversary of 9/11 we must be troubled for having squandered the sympathy of the world
By Ahmad Sadri

Reflections on transnational terrorism
Remembering The Past And Imagining The Future
By Mansour Farhang

I'm gonna live my life
Having some sort of Middle Eastern heritage is about the same as being Black in the 60's
By Alborz Bahmani
Originally written September 18, 2001

Pillars of Heaven
We will be the light that drives out the darknes
By Shahriar Afshar
Originally written September 18, 2001

Blame belief
Fundamental principles that underpin terrorism
By Everett E. Allie
Originally written September 18, 2001

Tarnishing of America's moral superiority
The once popular United States is not so popular anymore these days -- not even in Europe
By Baraitna
Originally written September 12, 2001

The troubling new face of America
Belligerent and divisive voices now seem to be dominant in Washington
By Jimmy Carter

Drain the swamp
... and there will be no more mosquitoes
By Noam Chomsky

Run like a coward
Have no doubt about the resolve of United States
By Iqbal Latif

You know it will get worse
Who could believe a person's life can change so much in so little time?
By Amir Marvasti
Originally written September 18, 2001

Grand conspiracies
September 11: Reality check
By Amir Khosrow Sheibany

See the angels fly away
On September 11
By Borzoo Elahi

Schizophrenic citizen of the world
Poem
By Shoreh Kooshesh
Originally written September 15, 2001

August 2002

Justifying aggression
U.S. has gained sympathy to such an extent that it now has a free hand to do as it wills and implement its worldwide agenda without hindrance
By Sadaf Sadaf
Originally written September 17, 2001

Never budge: Zax
Cartoon
By Kian

Play it very safe
and remember that the Middle East does not have monopoly on lunatics and stupidity...
Originally written September 14, 2001

United we can
The world today is no longer the one we knew
By Mahyad M. Tousi
Originally written September 12, 2001

Out of sight
Photo essay: World Trade Center a year after 9/11
By Mahdi Sajjadpour

July 2002

Driving to Ground Zero
Photo essay: New York after 9/11
By Sheema Kalbasi

May 2002

Beyond measure
Great need for us to engage constructively
By Shahram Hashemi

March 28, 2002

Civil parade of faiths
Terrorism has no face or nationality
By Shahla Samii

March 27, 2002

Patriotism and bigotry
Far too much of the latter since September 11
By Koupal Davoudi

February 12, 2002

Leave me out of it
The most potent weapon in our arsenal is our belief in democracy
By Brad Hernlem

February 6, 2002

Please reconsider
U.S. mindset bears almost no resemblance to the Iran of today
By Alan Hale

I just felt the urge
I can't say if many Americans agree with me, but
By Dave Marshall

Yes. "Axis of Evil"
Let's call it what it is
By Ali Sarshar

Give me a break
When countries act like schoolyard bullies
By Sepehr Haddad

January 16, 2002

All choked up
From Ground Zero to Iranian arms shipmenmts
By Guive Mirfendereski

Wednesday
January 2, 2002

Divergence of beliefs
Iran, in the aftermath of September 11
By: Ali R. Rabi

Monday
December 17, 2001

Our hero in ground zero
Saving lives on 9/11
By Bruce Bahmani

Where's the Muslim Mahatma?
Where is Islam's magnanimity these days?
By Hajmirzakhan

Wednesday
November 28, 2001

America's split personality
September 11: An Iranian In New York
By Kian Tajbakhsh

Friday
November 9, 2001

Everything is possible
World Trade Center disaster: Fiction & reality
By Salar Abdoh

Wednesday
November 7, 2001

Under bright lights
Guilty until proven innocent
By Ben Bagheri

Thursday
November 1, 2001

Opposing John Wayneism
Students against war
By Leyla Momeny

Tuesday
October 30, 2001

POETRY
October Seventh, Two Thousand and One
Poem
By Roya Hakkakian

Monday
October 29, 2001

SUPERSTITION
Curse of the torshi
I may have started World War III
By Simin Habibian

REACTION
A patriotic day
Like a pit-bull on a chain I took off
By Bakhtiari Rose

Friday
October 26, 2001

REACTION
Anthrax of the masses
Blame religion
By Setareh Sabety

Thursday
October 25, 2001

REACTION
Enemy within
Finding wholeness as a bi-cultural immigrant
By Parisa Parsa

Wednesday
October 24, 2001

DIARY
Oboor
Reflections in Iran
By Shervin Afshar

OPINION
All sticks
... no carrots
By Hamid Zangeneh

Monday
October 22, 2001

POETRY
Another day and counting
Poem
By Zara Houshmand

SATIRE
Safer skies
Six easy steps to prevent airline terrorism
By Saeed Tavakkol

Friday
October 19, 2001

PHOTOGRAPHY
No words
Photo essay
By Afshin Deyhim

Wednesday
October 17, 2001

Common values
Claiming a piece of "Old Glory"
By Hamid Karimi

A different war
Attacks on Middle Easterners in America
By Pedram Moallemian

Kabootar va derakht
Poem
By Afshin Tajian

Tuesday
October 16, 2001

FICTION
The last mission
Short story
By Niki Tehranchi

OPINION
Nefrine Budha!
Background to terrorist attacks against America
By Dariush Sajjadi

REACTION
Color of hate
Communist Red to Islamic Green
By Tala Dowlatshahi

Monday
October 15, 2001

OPINION
How to win the war
U.S. needs to be a fairer superpower in the Middle East
By Farhang Asfarpour

Friday
October 12, 2001

OPINION
Half-ass
The limits of American resolve
By Guive Mirfendereski

REACTION
Asserting principles
U.S. gave impression that fanatics would be spared no matter what
By Omid Parsi

Wedneesday
October 10, 2001

POETRY
Love and horror
By Maryam Kazemieh

Life on the fence
By Siamak Kiarostami

Cockroaches
By Kathy Koupai

Tuesday
October 9, 2001

COVER
All the time in the world
Escaping the World Trade Center
By Mehdi Dadgarian

OPINION
Defaa az haqe hayaat
Terrorism's roots, and the right to life
By Dariborz Rais-Dana

PEACE
Salam
Photo essay
By Ramin Talaie

WONDERING
I'm flattered
Similarities in two cartoons
By Saman

Monday
October 8, 2001

REACTION
Tavaqofe zamaan
Loss of humanity
By Vali Dashti

Friday
October 5, 2001

POETRY
Shekaf
Poem
By Leila Farjami

SATIRE
Chop chop
I hate revolutionaries
By Siamack Baniameri

Thursday
October 4, 2001

REACTION
Get off the fence
You are either with or against
By Roy

SATIRE
Latest news
War on terrorism
By Peyvand Khorsandi

REACTION
United we shall heal
We are still not accepted as Americans
By Nooshi

Wedneday
October 3, 2001

OPINION
Glimmer of hope
Sharing common enemies not enough for an alliance
By Zara Houshmand

Friday
September 28, 2001

COVER STORY
Strange new world
A new level of connectivity for the human race
By John Houshmand

OPINION
Decisions, decisions
Iranian leaders have no grand strategy
By Rasool Nafisi

Thursday
September 27, 2001

REACTION
Matter of survival
I dread being recognized
By Sepehr Haddad

THOUGHTS
Will you stand for this?
Personal crusades
By Craig Moreschini

AMERICA
Identity, meaning
If only we educate ourselves
By Behrad Mahdi

IRAN
Remembering our own
We can only belong to one country
By Zal Bameri

Wednesday
September 26, 2001

COVER STORY
No "us" or "them"
An Iranian-American tries to explain
By Zara Houshmand

AMERICA
So much more
America, defects and all
By Leyla Momeny

AMERICA
American Fundamen- talism
Can we stop participating in the closing of American minds?
By F. Kian

COURAGE
Making history
... in downtown Colorado Springs
By Bardia Saeedi

MUSIC
Dedication
For the victims of 9/11
By Kourosh Taghavi
September 26, 2001

Tuesday
September 25, 2001

FANATICISM
We are the victims
Women: Foremost victims of fundamentalist fanatics
By Setareh Sabety

THOUGHTS
The voiceless
The solution is not a simple job for a sledgehammer
By Maryam Moghaddas

THOUGHTS
Soft spot
I wonder when, if ever, I will get back to gentle
America-bashing

By A. Shahmolki

AFGHANISTAN
Khavarej
Dealing with the West to deal with the Taliban
By Akbar Houshmand

Monday
September 24, 2001

COVER STORY
I crash
I can no longer separate the components of my grief
By Naghmeh Sohrabi

REACTION
The only survivor
What matters is love
By Mahmoud Sadri

REACTION
The noble camel
Favorite way to put down the perceived enemy
By Niki Tehranchi

Friday
September 21, 2001

COVER STORY
World War III?
Preventability of future acts of terror
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Freedom, freedom and freedom
Let's hope domestic American values will be projected in the Middle East
By Shahriar Zangeneh

OPINION
Hadafe majaazi
Will Iran become a U.S. target?
By Hossein Sajjadi

EYEWITNESS
So low, so wrong
I knew my world would never be the same
By Haleh Nazeri

REACTION
Respect their sorrow
Understand the depth of the tragedy
By Saeed Ganji

OPINION
Hesperophobia
Modernism vs. Traditionalism
By Ali Kazemi

OPINION
Truman's legacy
Presidents become president when they have their war
By KayArash Serri

Thursday
September 20, 2001

REACTION
Ask why
Yeah it's wrong regardless, but....
By Roozbeh Shirazi

OPINION
Jihad vs. McWorld
Terrorism: Search for measured responses
Majid Tehranian

OPINION
Iran's chance
Active role in the war against the Taliban
By Guive Mirfendereski

OPINION
Historical moment
Iran must negotiate with the U.S.
By Hamid Zangeneh

REACTION
Prevention
How America can prevent self-destruction
By Ali Parsa

Wednesday
September 19, 2001

COVER
Wrong, regardless
Every time we choose to "explain", we become implicated
By Afsaneh Najmabadi

REACTION
Hasht rooz ba'd
Eight days after the tragedy
By Sadaf Kiani Abbasian

POETRY
Parts
By Kathy Koupai

POETRY
Did I die?
By Reza Ordoubadian

REACTION
My soul cries
How do we rescue our lost human dignity?
By Yahya Kamalipour

REACTION
Never again
It is not enough to condemn these acts
By David E. Price

Tuesday
September 18, 2001

REACTION
Gentle voices
People like me are among the minor casualties
By Gelareh Asayesh

NEW YORK
To the sleeping
Photo essay
By Ramin Talaie

People's messages for the victims of terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center gathered at New York's Union Square.

FICTION
Whisper in the rubble
Short story
By Hossein Samiei

LIFE
Innocence lost
Tied up to the tragic events that unfolded on September 11
By Nastaran Sinai

Monday
September 17, 2001

COVER STORY
A tall order
As grieving turns to rage
By Ahmad Sadri

REACTION
Soul searching
Where do I stand?
By Saeed Ganji

FEAR
Scared out of my mind
I feel like I can't defend my country
By Negin Shadaram

REVENGE
This is a mistake
We must act to stop this "crusade"
By Peyvand Khorsandi

POETRY
Sorrow
Poem
By Tannaz Ebadollahi

Friday
September 14, 2001

DIARY
I am tired
Terrorized Iranian's journal of hope
By Moji Agha

AMERICA
Big leap
Debating to buy the American flag
By Setareh Sabety

POETRY
Poems in memory of September 11, 2001

What's real
By Anahita Navab

May we
By Alireza Danesh

I'll remember
By Parisa Zangeneh

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Thursday
September 13, 2001

COVER
Darkest day
Mankind's balance of terror has been most unfortunately changed
By Iqbal Latif

EDITORIAL
Taking a stand
... and giving credit where credit is due
By Jahanshah Javid

REACTION
Defining moment
Fight against terrorism should focus on fostering republican democracies
By Guive Mirfendereski

EYEWITNESS
Totally surreal
Amidst general pandemonium
By John Houshmand

Wednesday
September 12, 2001

LETTER
And for what?
A love letter from New York, in ruins
By Laleh Khalili

REACTION
Feeling human
Cure for sadness and horror: eating
By Kobra Khanom

ADVICE
Watch out
Pointers for doing "God's work"
By Shahriar Zangeneh

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Tuesday
Sept 11, 2001

COVER
Blond or bearded
Fanatics of every color and creed are all enemies of free-thinking peoples
By Setareh Sabety

EDITORIAL
Holy smoke
Thick cloud over Islamic fanaticism
By Jahanshah Javid

TERRORISM
Spiritual virus
What we are seeing is a global sickness
By Rica Yoush

CONVERSATION
I'm afraid, pops
"Dad, this the end of the world?"
By Peyvand Khorsandi

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