Harsh Fate Short Story About Giving Up Somthing Important For The Greater Good.

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It had been 2 years since Hassan Feiraz had returned to his home country of Iraq after living most of his life in America. As he was sitting there, listening to his training instructor tell him how to cock a gun to finish reloading after gunning out of ammo in the last cartridge, he couldn't help thinking about how he got to be where he was now. Hassan Feiraz was born in Iraq in 1986.but his family sent him to America when he was six, to attend school there, get an education as well as learn English. When he stayed in America, he lived with a foster family who looked after him and helped him anyway they could. The family had a son named Will, who was exactly the same age as Hassan was. They grew up together and fast became best friends, Hassan was considered part of the family and even with his origin, and he was fitting in nicely. His life couldn't have been any better until the attacks started. September 11 had an impact on every American, especially Hassan.Being of middle-eastern origin he started receiving all of the taunts of the other boys and girls paying out his nationality, calling him words like towel head or telling him to go back to his own country. This made Hassan get extremely depressed and a loathing for America started to form in the bottom of his stomach. The only thing keeping him there was Will. Will would stick up for him and help him ignore the taunts but Will couldn't be around to protect him all the time and eventually Hassan decided it would be best if he returned to his own country to escape the inhuman comments he was getting at school and everywhere else he went. After asking his host family what he should do, they all decided that Hassan should ask his family in Iraq what he should do. He wrote them a letter that explained all about his troubles and the problems he was facing in life after the attacks and that he did not know what to do about it. He walked with Will down to the post office and endured a few more attacks on his nationality and posted his letter with great longing for an answer from his family as soon as possible.Three weeks went past and still no reply from his parents. Hassan had given up hope and even contemplated suicide, but could not ever go through with it because he could not bear to think about the looks on his families faces when they got the news that he was dead. His family was the only thing getting him through from day to day due to the fact that it seemed the whole of America had decided that he was a terrorist. Hassan had dropped out of school due to the constant stream of attacks and injustices occurring each day he went to school to the extent that he would get physically bullied in-between classes and the teachers would walk by and do nothing to help him as he suffered the punishment that he didn't deserve. When he tried to reason with his attackers by saying he was as much an American as they were, just that he was born overseas. They bashed him even more for saying he was like them....

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