Like everyone, I'm trying to make sense of the events of last Tuesday and appreciate the numerous, helpful links on Meg's and Jason's sites. Here's a short list of those that have opened my eyes to a broader world than I had known just a week earlier.
Informational series from the Detroit Free Press 100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans.
The Education of a Holy Warrior from a New York Times Magazine article, June 25, 2000.
This week's Salon article An Afghan-American Speaks.
Economist article The Coming Battle including a map locating Afhganistan and surrounding countries.
Following up the articles above, H.D.S. Greenway's Op-Ed piece in today's Globe, 'War on Terrorists Will Require New Thinking', closes with a pertinent sentence.
'Ignorance, poverty, despair, and repression are the soil in which terrorism takes root.'