The colour of your skin or where you come from should never affect how people look at you.
The world changed after September 2001, when the twin towers were downed by two hijacked aircraft crashing into them and into the Pentagon. People of all creed and colour condemned the attacks and the murder of innocents in the name of religion.
Brothers in arms do not care about the colour of your skin; for them, it is about the loyalty you have for one and another. When you are in heat of the battle, who cares if the person fighting next to you is from a different religion; he is your brother, he has your back and will die and fight with you.
What 9/11 did was paint a red target on every person of colour as a potential threat. All religions preach happiness, peace, and love.
Aman, a young British Asian, fights for these very reasons’ loyalty, love and honour is his backbone. His brothers in arms do not look at him because he is Asian but just as another soldier doing his job and being there as a unit.
The valour shown by these young soldiers can only be admired; most of them, if they return, will never be the same mentally and physically. Many will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, proud men with deep scars of the theatre of war.
Genre Literary Fiction