“But the problem is that the other 80 percent who aren’t involved aren’t doing anything to stop it. And they’re looking the other way. It’s like these people, when they go overseas, because they’re 5,000 miles away from home, think they’re not going to get caught. And many of them don’t, and many of them continue.”
For the remainder of her life, she traveled and wrote about her travels, and got famous for that. While traveling she felt strong, while at home, she felt ill. She traveled to India, Afghanistan and Persia, Canada, Japan, Korea and China. At 68 she made a 1,000 mile trip on horseback through Morocco. That’s my kind of gal!
Polls have shown that many Americans feel a growing wariness toward Muslims after the 9/11 attacks and after years of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mosques and Islamic community centers in the United States — most prominently one proposed near ground zero in Manhattan — have faced substantial opposition. And a Florida pastor received national attention this month for threatening to burn the Koran on Sept. 11.
A new poll shows that a growing number of Americans feel that the United States should “mind its own business internationally” when it comes to foreign affairs.
The title of the Pew Research Center poll, which asked 2,000 U.S. citizens about United States’ role in the world, says it all: “Isolationist Sentiment Surges to Four-Decade High.”