Homework chapter 7-8

I cant really describe the feeling here around New York. The city that was so light and full of love and smiles among all the people in the streets has turned around, its dark, people are sad, its dark everywhere. The love is gone just as my love is! everything is falling apart. The rebuilding of this city and this country is going to take a long long time!

Erica misses chris! really much, she is thinking of him al the time, and that is making her sad and she is getting “sick” again.

Erica has been declining Changez for a long time, she has not answered his texts or calls, but then suddenly she wants to meet up for a drink. Changez asks her to come with him home. when they are in the bed, just laying there, she starts getting sad again, he asks her whats up. she then tells him its about Chris, Changez then tells her to pretend that he is Chris, and she does.

In chapter 7, Changez comes home to his apartment and turns on the tv, and scrolls down the channels, and the suddenly he sees the American troops is invading Afghanistan, thats the country right beside Pakistan where he is from, the described them as their friends! he gets angry and drinks 3 glas with whiskey just to calm him self down. In chapter 8, he is going to his rent car in New Jersey after work, then an American man looks at him and starts say weird stuffs, and goes to his face and says a lot of unknown words, and then suddenly another one comes and says ” come lets go, its not worth it” to the American guy, and then the American guy says “Fucking Arab”, Changez responded ” Come and say it to my face you coward!”

 

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My impression of the book so far

I think this book isn´t quite for me.  I am not that type of guy who like to read literature, i am more of action, sports guy. I think its a boring book, way too much talking, i want some picture, some drama. The reason why the book haven`t caught my interest is hard to explain, i hope the book will be more open as further i get into it.

David Cameron speech

In 2012 in Munich, David Cameron (then Prime minister of United Kingdom) had a speech on multiculturalism. The room were full of national press people who was waiting on him to speak. Surprising, David Cameron actually started the speech with a funny story about how his Misses had asked him where he had been all day, and he answered her that he had been on 6-hour long lunch appointment with Angela Merkel (The German Chancellor), and added, “don’t worry darling, there was also a man from Belgium called Hermann there as well”

In his speech, he went right to the case after the funny start. Where he said he wanted to focus on his remarks on terrorism and what his strategy was. He was really focused on Britain! That they had to be protected from various treats and so on. He talked about investing in a national cyber program.

In many multiculturalism countries is it a lot of problems between immigrants and native people. There is so big difference between them, the conflicts can be small or big, depends on the conflict. The big conflict in this world is “terrorism”. Terrorism is a big problem, and that conflict deflects the whole world. Sadly, it’s hard to find a solution to this conflict, and it`s here the “Muslim” card comes in. Muslims always gets the blame, not all the time, but because of such as big groups of terrorism from countries with Muslim ground, they get involved in those situation. And ass you hear in the speech, Mr. Cameron tries to explain to the people, that terrorism isn’t exclusively linked to anyone special religion or ethnic group. He also tries to bring some “funny” short comment, he says “My country, United Kingdom, still faces treats from Republic of Northern –Ireland”

His attitude is quite normal and relaxed atmosphe. He doesn`t use difficult words, he tries to be short in his words, but still doesn’t deflect from his main topic in his speech. You could see and hear that he was really determined on the topic about muslims, how people react to them, and not at least their actions.

I thought the speech was good! The way he tries explain to the whole world, that muslims isn`t our problem, its the big conflict between the world against the muslims. he encourage to not convict muslims.