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Long Live Boston, Down With All Evils

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Here we are again another terrorist cowardly act, this time against the great people of Boston. I felt this attack is against me and my family, not just because the victims are innocent people like me and you. Not just because terrorizing innocent people regardless of race, color, or religion is a criminal, evil, and ugly act in every sense of the  word

There is another important factor in play tha t is also because I was in Boston last summer for 5 days for the first time.   I was deeply touched by the Bostonians. I was attending the annual international gathering of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). I was specifically touched by the good care and friendly service we, the more than 2000 delegates from all parts of the world, received form Bostonians who worked hard to make these 5 days for us a great gain on the professional and social fronts

How could such a terrible thing happen to such a nice city and good people ? I am still puzzled. That is why I watched the whole episode from A to Z. One concern I have which is we might be playing in the hands of the terrorist.   Terrorism has no religion and a terrorist can be a Muslim, a Christian, a Hindu, or even have no religion

The moment we use the phrase Islamic terrorist, we fall in the terrorist hands because we unknowingly but 1.5 billion Muslim behind him. Nothing rewards the terrorist like calling him a Muslim terrorist because this gives him a feeling that he did it on behalf of 1.5 billion Muslims. A terrorist doesn't represents his religion, if he has one, and doesn't represent his country but represents the group or country that enlisted him and tasked him with the crime

The number of Muslims in the US is probably approaching if not exceeding 20 million and it is on the rise.   These people's personal and religious feelings are hurt when a terrorist is referred to as Islamic terrorist. It is unfair and unjust to link any religion or race to terrorism and should be outlawed

Back to the peaceful, beautiful city of Boston and my 5 days. I had the best food roaming the downtown from Quincy market to the water-front and the well-located Hard Rock restaurant.   Not to mention the impressive Harvard tour and strolling around the university shops. Boston is one of the greatest cities when it comes to Education and Health Care and could be more human than this

Oh Boston, you have my love and respect, down with all evils  and long live Boston.  

I will be back.  

Hamad S Alomar


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