Today is the 11th anniversary of 9/11; the “Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century”. On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists, well educated young men – Saudi, Egyptian, and Yemeni nationals – hijacked four airliners (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Flight 175 from Boston’s Logan airport, American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles airport and United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark Airport. With captive passengers aboard, they flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. ). The Jihadi holocaust on 9/11 started with the fiery crash of American Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46:30 that hurtled into the building at more than 466 MPH between Floors 93 and 99. AT 9:03:02 Flight 175 crashed and exploded into the south face of the South Tower between Floors 77 and 85. At 9:37:46 American Flight 77 crashed into the western face of the Pentagon at more than 530 MPH. At 9:58:59 the South Tower of the World Trade Center shuddered and collapsed. Brave actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93 led to the first counter-attack within thirty minutes of the sky-jacking. The Flight 93 heroes overcame the Islamic terrorists diverting the aircraft from its ultimate target the Capital building in Washington, crashing into a field at 10:03:11 at more than 585 MPH in Shanksville, Pennsylvania instead. At 10:28:22, the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed into a heap of twisted metal and concrete sending up nuclear-like plumes of ash and dust into the lower Manhattan skyline I viewed from mid-town Manhattan. All told 19 Jihadi hijackers and more than 2,977 innocent victims including the 246 air passengers on the four planes seized were killed as a result of the murderous Jihad airborne attacks in lower Manhattan, northern Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania.
In commemoration of 11th anniversary of 9/11, we solicited essays in response to a question: “Is the War Against Islamic Terrorism Over? And if not, what remains to be done”. What follows are the comments from four activists who responded: Fred Leder of Connecticut, Vikki Hahn of Nebraska , Lance Silver of New Jersey and Steve Amundsen of California. We thank all of you who responded.
There is no such thing as a war on Islamic Terrorism. The Western World is at war with Islamic Fundamentalists who have used terrorism, among other weapons, to invade and conquer western countries. This war is certainly not over. The entire tier of North African countries have fallen to the Muslim Brotherhood. Their war with Israel is reaching a new pike. Israel’s treaty with Egypt will soon be abrogated and Israel will be hard pressed to defend its southern border. In Iran Fundamentalists have been in control since 1979 and are now on the verge of building a nuclear weapon, aimed squarely at Israel. Europe has been attacked by infiltration. The birthrate among Islamist and their overall demographics put them in position to control France, England and the low countries. No, my friend the war on Islamic Fundamentalism is far from over.
The war against Islam is not even close to being over! It has barely begun! America needs to wake up to the actual threat of Islam. We need to understand that we are not fighting a religion, or terrorists, but rather a political ideology that controls the hearts and minds of over a billion people. Until we realize the threat and identify it we cannot defend ourselves. Islam has infiltrated the highest level of our government, our judicial system, our schools and universities, and all aspects of our lives. They have told us over and over what their plans are but we have deaf ears. We must educate Americans and then eliminate the threat. We must shut down their funding and bogus non-profit organizations, close their mosques, enforce American laws, and monitor all Islam communication on our college campuses. No, we have just begun the battle and I’m afraid that convincing Americans will be the most difficult part and if we fail at this, America will fail.
What I learned from the murders of 3,000 innocents by Muslims on 9/11 in NYC is that that Judeo-Christianity and all Western cultures are the mortal enemies of Islam. The Islamic culture started the “War of Civilizations” , aka Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” with all non Islamic cultures 1,400 years ago. We must identify why Islam is the enemy to the citizens of America. It’s the Qur’an and systemic Islamic dogma and doctrine that compels the Muslims of the world including many Muslims within the USA to Da’wa and eventually Jihad and the imposition of Shariah upon America which is called Dhimmititude.
We must identify the enemy as per Stephen Coughlin, Esq. and his ” To Our Great Detriment” and assess the real danger that Islam represents to our USA culture and Constitution.
This debate needs national coverage now. That’s what I’ve learned from 9/11.
The war against Islamic terrorism is far from over. Here in the United States we have not even identified who we are at war against. The Obama administration tells us we are at war with Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. That at best is only the tip of the iceberg. Yes we killed Bin Laden, but he had thousands of followers. And yes, we killed Anwar Al-Awlaki, the spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda. Aha, the spiritual leader! Did you know that Mohammed Atta, the ring leader of the 911 attacks referenced the Quran 24 times in his last communiqué to his group! Yes the Quran makes Mein Kampf look like a love story. Over the years there have been over 270 million humans killed in the name of Islam, and it continues to this day. You can add Major Nidal Hassan’s murderous spree at Fort Hood to the list of killing in the name of Islam. Our government, Law Enforcement and Elected Officials continue to enable these and other seditious acts to continue on U.S. soil. The Muslim Brotherhood has made it quite clear what their goals are for the United States and the rest of the world. Here in the U.S., they are waging their war with words, hijabs and mosques. They demand and at many times receive concessions from employers to pray, special prayer rooms, the right to wear their hijabs and extra including time off from work to do the hajj. You see this silent, cultural or stealth war is going on right in front of us and we are powerless to stop it.
The kinetic, violent and the stealth wars will continue until we appropriately identify the enemy. The first step must be to vote out the Obama administration. Then the appropriate policies can be instituted within our government, DOD, Law Enforcement and all other agencies. For right now it is up to individual Americans to get out and educate the public and become active in pushing back those wanting to replace our liberties and freedoms with Islam. Yes, we are at war and it is with Islam.
© Jerry Gordon for The New English Review