Just my luck. Three days before my big journey, British intelligence foils a major terrorist attack. All airports are in the highest state of emergency. Oh, how I‚Äôm looking forward to long lines at the airport, being deprived of bottled drinks all day, and possibly even having to do without my hand-luggage during the flight!
It‚Äôs quite obvious why such harsh measures are taken. It builds trust in those who protect us, because we‚Äôre more or less visibly protected. Furthermore, all passengers and airport personnel curse those ‚ÄúIslamic fascist‚Äù with their liquefied bombs.
I‚Äôd like to look at it from a different angle. Standing in endless lines to get what you want, insufficient drinking water, making long journeys without any personal belongings‚Ä¶ It‚Äôs just like living in a poor Islamic country, infested with terrorists!
‚ÄúSympathy‚Äù is a big word. But just thinking about living like that every day makes me feel a little less confident about the ‚ÄúRighteous West‚Äù and the ‚ÄúEvil East‚Äù.