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Change the perspective from negative to positive

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Submitted by Kathie Harrison (United Kingdom), Sep 25, 2006 at 13:57

It is very easy for the press to inflame the news about terrorists in Pakistan, which in turn creates more prejudice. The majority of people living there are peaceful, friendly citizens who after the devastating earthquake are try ing so hard in extremely difficult conditions to get back to a normal/ decent way of life. They have suffered much - with medical facilities especially in Kashmir practically non-existent young children are still dying of dehydration and similiar treatable problems.

It is even harder for women to get the medical attention they require due to the stifling resrictions placed upon them. Women are still subservient and treated as third class citizens. Considering that immigrants from Pakistan and Kashmir form the largest population in the UK - their country is hardly ever mentioned in a positive light in the UK press. It is time to change the emphasis from negative to positive and we can do this even in small ways to show people that we are not biased against them. While the so-called terrorists make the news and are used in propoganda to create even more fear the 'real' people suffer in third world conditions with an uncaring government. Love and kindness towards one another have far greater power than any other man-made weapon.


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