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A CNN Blog by Comedian Aman Ali: "My Take: Muslims should stop apologizing for 9/11"

I came by this piece and thought it expresses a lot of my own sentiments.  Aman Ali is very straight forward and logical.  I know that I've been thinking along the same lines.  Please read this article and leave feedback.

~Mona
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September 7th, 2011

12:11 PM ET

My Take: Muslims should stop apologizing for 9/11

Editor’s note: Aman Ali is a New York-based writer, stand-up comedian and the co-creator of 30 Mosques in 30 Days, a Ramadan road trip across America.


By Aman Ali, Special to CNN

New York (CNN) – As a Muslim, I’m sick of people asking me how I feel about 9/11. What do you want me to say, seriously?

Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?

I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.

But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people …

The "3 Little Pigs" and Other Musings.

Day-in day-out we have so much to be thankful for...and we don't even realize it. God has blessed us with so many things - far too numerous to count.

Have you ever thought of how lucky we are to have involuntary mechanisms set up in our bodies as such that we don't have to think about them happening. It is miraculous that our bodies know that we have to breathe in and out at the right pace so that the oxygen, heart and the body all flow in sync. It is amazing what we have going on inside of us. Have you ever thought about the miracle of a fetus growing is inside his/her mother. For most of the first month of pregnancy, a woman hardly gets a hint that she is pregnant. As human beings we have NO CLUE how lucky we are to be alive and functional in this world.

Sure it's very easy to complain about every single ache and pain in your body...but what a strain! Instead why not think about how grateful you are to have the ability to feel changes in your body occur. Than…