Reluctant Fundamentalist

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Although years may pass and you as an individual victim have survived, the scars will remain as a persistent reminder of struggles faced. When we talk about suicide bombing, we initially think of places such as Afghanistan, Israel and Bali. This is often a result of military conflict, or a political struggle. Designed to grasp attention while also performing a great deal of damage and harm. The result can be multiple deaths but there are also survivors. As an example of this the enthralling story of Tarana Akbari who physically survives the suicide bombing in Old Kabul, only to be left emotionally and mentally scared from the images she inflicted. The famous image captured moments after her family was killed showed the anguish in which the then 11 year old was in, the bright green dress left ruined and drenched in the blood of her loved ones. Not only does Tarana still endure constant nightmares of this day, but is left with multiple scars on her legs and stomach. Acting as unceasing, never ending reminder of her struggle that destroyed her family. Thus reinforcing the statement that those survived times of distort can often never reconstruct the life lived before, nor themselves.
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You can be an observer in a military conflict and both survive and not survive. This proven in Megan Stacks meme “Every man in this village is a liar”, where she is thrown into the deep end and searches endlessly for her answers. Megan also encountered suicide bombing similar to Tarana, but after watching many unfold, she began to turn a blind eye to the danger, but was still capable of reporting on her journey with confrontational effects on herself. When Megan returned to her home, the realisation of her struggles became all too much “I was carrying my own fear around, but I kept it quite, turned my ribs into prison bars to trap it inside.” Similar…...

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