Father of daughter killed in the 9/11 attack travels to kabul
January 22, 2002 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Father of daughter killed in the 9/11 attack travels to kabul , hilarity ensues.
posted by tiaka at 11:16 AM on January 22, 2002

This will be made into a fabulous movie staring Jack Black and Jason Biggs, you watch.
posted by dong_resin at 12:08 PM on January 22, 2002

Thank you, IMDB.

A little Collateral Damage, anyone?
posted by grabbingsand at 12:11 PM on January 22, 2002

I actually read the article. It was very moving.
posted by donkeyschlong at 12:16 PM on January 22, 2002

It was a really well-written article and spoke to a lot of the confusing emotions bubbling up after 9/11. A good read to be sure.
posted by cell divide at 12:24 PM on January 22, 2002

I was bit put off by the first few comments in this thread which were just a bit obnoxious. I love sarcasm and humor as much as anybody and probably more than most, yet there was no tangible link to what the article was discussing and the attempts at humor made. They fell VERY flat because of this.

If you bothered to READ the article you would have great respect for this man and likewise for the persons he met with who had lost family members in bombing raids in Afghanistan. THIS my friends is how peace between two countries is achieved - through understanding and compassion between the common people.
posted by RevGreg at 1:31 PM on January 22, 2002

my post was based on a quick-wit reaction to the MeFi title alone. the plot of the movie mentioned centers around a father seeking revenge on the bomb-wielding terrorist that killed his family. he does so by travelling to the terrorist's home country. that is all.

after reading the article, i admire the father's courage and his determination, his compassion and need for closure.

in this light, would i retract my earlier post? no. immediate reactions are important, and humor doesn't always maintain a steadfast link to its inspiration. additionally, humor, being a human manifestation of emotion, is driven by individual taste and need. humor is therapeutic, and that therapeutic use has never been better employed than in these last four months. without it, i don't think i would survive.

this, my friends, is how peace between two posters is attempted. though understanding and compassion.
posted by grabbingsand at 1:49 PM on January 22, 2002

It's important to understand the suffering Afghans have endured in order to put our own suffering as a result of 9/11 in perspective. An Unexpected Light : Travels in Afghanistan is an excellent book that illustrates this and is also a great read.
posted by chainring at 2:04 PM on January 22, 2002

ah man. one of those articles that would make me almost cry if the right music was playing. luckily, my queen block of mp3's just finished...otherwise i would have read that to who wants to live forever...

i would hope that if i found myself in a similar circumstance i would have the courage to help instead of to seek vengence.

perhaps i'd do both.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:26 PM on January 22, 2002

The part where the American man meets the Afghan gentleman who lost a daughter was very moving. This man's actions are commendable.
The whole thing just underscores my belief that if all ideologues, activists, fanatics, zealots and "true belivers" of every political and religious stripe would just stick to fighting among themselves and leave us ordinary workaday citizens(of every nation) out of it to enjoy our lives, the world would be a much, much better place.
posted by jonmc at 2:38 PM on January 22, 2002

RevGreg: spare me.
Read the article, have respect for the man and his methods, and still decided to make light of it anyway.
So there.
posted by dong_resin at 7:31 PM on January 22, 2002

Oh, my god.

Deora's dad is my hero.

I'm beyond words. She went to my school. He came to our service. He went quite a bit farther, didn't he.


posted by effugas at 10:21 PM on January 25, 2002

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