There have been a few (very few) news reports of attacks on Arabs or Islamic mosques in the news and, coming from an American, these attacks are extremely sick and are obviously perpatrated by people who lack compassion and education. Such reactionary attacks on Arabs in the United States are vile and they make me terribly sad and ashamed of the country in which I live. America prides itself on freedom of religion and I’m certain the vast majority of Americans DO NOT condone these attacks on Arabs. I think it is important, that we as a nation, reach out to them and be even more compassionate due to the attacks (few physical, mostly verbal) on them. What happened here was tragic and I think it is terribly sad that there were parents and spouses that did not return home to their familes last night. This event has left the nation shaken up and in shock. How insane is it that someone hijacked four commercial airlines with KNIFES then succeeded in crashing them into three major buildings killing thousands of people?! It is also unfortunate and scary that we have a trigger happy president and I can only wish that we bring these people to trial, and ultimately justice, without dropping bombs.