The same number, almost the same religion, the same language, the same nationalities, almost the same cities in US BUT for different purposes.
In 2001, 19 hijackers from Arab countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, hijacked 4 airplanes with hundereds of innocent passengers and turned the aircrafts into missiles to drop into US targets making more than 3000 victims, and much more of widows, orphens and sad people. A terrorist attack that changed the world since.
In 2005, we also were 19 arabs from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Emirates, Bahrein, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and Iraq. We were official guests of the US government. We visited among the cities New York City. We were muslims, we speak Arabic, we do not share the same policies as the US administration, BUT we considered ourselves as friends to the US people. Our main mission was to show the Americans that we have a common ennemy as them, that we suffer from terrorism too, and that the 19 highjackers and Al Qaeda, do not reflect the arab and muslim world.
We have a common number as them: both we were 19, but we came to the States for different purposes. They spoiled our pictures..we cleaned it!