Southie Progressive Magazine

Our Common Values: Unity, Hope, Love, and Empathy

I have always been interested in the Middle East. Although a government major with a political science track, I took a class pertaining to the Middle East every semester. What exactly piqued my interest about this incredible region?

First off, as a junior at Boston College High School, our country endured the tragedy of 9-11. The people responsible: al Qaeda sleeper cells in the United States. I needed to know how people could be so full of hatred towards the United States that they would be willing to take so many innocent lives (plus their own lives). I needed to know if all Saudis and Egyptians felt this way; I needed to know

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