Kathleen Tinley of the group September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, which advocates nonviolent responses to terrorism. Members of the group are traveling Sunday to Baghdad, Iraq. Tinley’s uncle was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
“When I hear reports about September 11 now, everything that I hear on the news, echoed behind that is my uncle’s story, and the story of all the people in Peaceful Tomorrows who lost somebody that they loved. When I hear reports about Iraq, there’s just silence.
“I need to go there, and I need to fill the silence, and I need to meet the people who would be affected by this war — who, like my family, could lose somebody that they cared about.
“Violence isn’t going to get us long-term solutions. It’s a tragic waste. It’s been horrible, the past year and a half — what my family has gone through and what other families have gone through. Nobody else needs to do that. It’s time to start thinking creatively — asking the right questions and fixing our problems with diplomacy.”
Referenced online at: CNN EUROPE – Sunday, January 5, 2003 – http://europe.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/01/05/iraq.tracker.update/
Kathleen Tinley, del gruppo September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (Famiglie dell’11 Settembre per un Domani di Pace), il quale vuole promuovere risposte non violente al terrorismo. Alcuni membri del gruppo partiranno domenica per Bagdad, Iraq. Lo zio di Kathleen Tinley