|•||It is time for America to abandon its candy-colored views of what is right and what is wrong. We are dealing with extremists who recognize no restraints, and we as a country should deal with them at their own level to destroy them…. Morality is not the question here. This is war, and who will win it is now the question. If the terrorists want to play on their own terms, then we should play at their level. That is the only way in which they will be defeated. (David Richmond, The New York Times, September 17,2001)|
|•||We hate the people who did this, and we want to torture them for what they've done. But that is wrong. Similar feelings of hatred resulted in these devastating attacks. When does the circle of violence stop? We react. Terrorists then respond to our reaction, and we react again. Rather than hatred, this situation should be about change—a new direction that promotes love for your fellow man…. As a nation, let's say a prayer and bond together to get through this. (Clifford J. Fazzolari, USA Today, September 12,2001)|
|•||I would like to take this time to ask all Americans to embrace the Arab-American communities in this country and not blame them for last|
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Publication information: Book title: The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Richard M. Perloff - Author. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 36.
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