Muslims in the Attic

February 14, 2009

Current Song: Silence

Filed under: Uncategorized — alfie @ 3:12 am

We don't have much of a view from the attic window, more of a vent than a window. It's still better than that old basement and definitely better than the camps. At least this is warm and dry. I wish I could post a panoramic photo or something, but I can't. Okay, you're curious. I'll describe:

I see a room, about thirty feet long and twenty feet wide, shaped kind of like a cross. The roof slopes down to the floor and the pink insulation is showing like my sister's old pajamas. It's like living in a giant pink pyramid, which might be ironic if we were Egyptian, but alas. And it smells like mothballs, 'cept I never found any. It's the ghost of mothballs.

Like I said, it beats the camps. We can even go downstairs sometimes, to use the bathroom and stuff. But we have to be xtra careful. We also have to watch that we don't use much water or electricity, cause someone might be watching the utility bills for, you know, 'suspicious activity.' Like someone's going to undermine our fearless gub'ment by flushing too much…

I wish I could tell you everything. It makes me feel better to talk, to know there's one or two people out there who actually care enough to read this. Maybe some of you are just curious how a whole family can hide out in an attic for six months with all the crap going on outside. Honestly, I wouldn't blame you.

But putting this up on the web, who knows who else might read it? And we all know what happened to those protestors. God, my Pedar doesn't even know I'm doing this. He's got enough to worry about. If he thought I might get tear gassed too…

Anyway, like I said, I need to be more careful.

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4 Comments

  1. Is this real? I mean, you're claiming to be trapped in an attic? Why don't you call for help? Or just go downstairs?

    Comment by Hedgar Mevers — March 12, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

  2. Yes it's real! Do you think my Pedar wants us to stay in here? When they started rounding people up (for their own good, they said), he had no choice. 

    Comment by alfie — March 12, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

  3. I found this site by googling for Muslim Camps. My mom says they're fake.

    Comment by Julia — April 13, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

  4. Hi Julia. I've seen them with my own eyes. The Coney Island Resettlement Village was supposed to be for people displaced by the bomb, like survivors and victims. But everyone there is brown-skinned. We can't even visit them anymore. Well, we can, but Pedar says we might not get to leave.

    Comment by alfie — April 13, 2009 @ 5:50 pm


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