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Byline: Chris Casey
Sept. 10--Asad Abdi had seen enough war and strife to last a lifetime when he arrived in the United States as an Ethiopian asylee in December 2000. Just 10 months later, while he cashiered one morning in an Atlanta restaurant, the chaos all came flooding back. "When I saw the news, I was so shocked," said Abdi, 41. "I came from a country with a lot of war and fighting. I was expecting I would never see that again."
Instead, he joined the citizens of his new home country in their grief and confusion, trying to make sense of the horrific images being shown on TV. "Everybody was so shocked," he said. "There were a few people who were eating their breakfast (at the restaurant) and none of them finished their food. I didn't even collect money from some of them." Terrorism. It was the basis for the 9/11 attacks, the pungent descriptor of global affairs in a …