First I'd like a moment of silence for all those whose lives were lost on that day 10 years ago. The victims of mass murder. The victims of a religious war.
Take a moment and do whatever you do to remember those people, of all faiths, who were killed.
Now, The big question is: have we learned anything?
I don't think so.
Wahabi Muslims are still our enemies. Paid for with Saudi oil money. Provided sanctuary in Pakistan.
Note that I did not say all Muslims.
But some are. And the issue is that I (and, I think, most people) cannot tell the difference. How do we tell the fundamentalist whacko Muslim from the guy who just wants to raise his family in a safe place and maybe get ahead? They generally look alike, They sound alike, They appear to be the same kind of folks. They read from the same book. They worship the same god. They listen to the "words of Mohammed" as preached by the same Imams. They financially support CAIR and other front organizations. They worship in the same Mosque. Despite all the media, despite all the attention paid to their plight, I have not heard a great outcry of revulsion for the acts perpetrated against our countrymen 10 years ago from any Muslim group. I have not seen any condemnation, nor have I seen the radical Muslims in our (and specially their) midst turned in to authorities by a Mosque or a group of Muslims in order to protect the US and its citizens. These radical, murderous scum are provided money from mosques all over the world. They are the fighters in a religious war.
We fail to assess the danger that a subset of our Muslim countrymen are to the country and its citizens. We fail to deal with the issues because we are afraid to face the truth. There are dangerous people in our midst, and they hide in a larger population of Muslims. We, therefore, sacrifice our safety in the name of political correctness. We fail to face the facts that are obvious to all of us. It isn't, after all, Christians and Buddhists, Jews and Hindus who massacre others en masse. Who strap on vests made of Semtek and ball bearings and sacrifice themselves in order to hurt others in the name of their god.
Political correctness failed us then, in 2001, and it is failing us now. Face facts: Most, (not all!) of the acts of terrorism which have taken place throughout the world in the last 30 years have been perpetrated by Muslims, in the name of their god and their religion. These people live alongside, and worship alongside "normal", "peaceful" Muslims. They believe that it is acceptable to lie to a non-Muslim. To swear to them by their gods or their religion in order to gain a greater goal. Duplicity is acceptable. These people are our enemy. The difference between those who are actively enemies of our country and our laws and our culture and those who just live here, however, is only a matter of degree. They will willingly sacrifice lives of their own in order to gain power or advantage. Infidels, non-Muslims, are dust to be spurned beneath their feet. Think I am kidding? Educate yourself. Learn. Read the Koran. (I have one: Ironically, provided by CAIR...It is a beautiful tome, but full of evil thoughts.)
And lest you think that I am wrong, let us look at the example of Bin Laden. Yes. Osama (Usama) bin Laden. Lived in Pakistan for at least 8 years. Pakistan. Our "ally". Apparently no-one was aware of his existence in their country. For 8 years. Seriously. The fact that they hid him is bad enough. The fact that we let them lie and prevaricate is worse. The "secular" government of Pakistan chose to hide the single largest murderer in our history. Chose to claim be our "ally" while duplicitously hiding the man we sought more than anyone else. And LIED about it when caught. I expect nothing better from a Muslim country or its leader, but then again, I have worked with people of that culture for many years.
"But!" you say...."What about all the muslims who were killed on 9-11?" Martyrs to their cause. Unwilling, perhaps, but martyrs nonetheless. How many muslims have truck bombs and suicide vests killed elsewhere over the years? Life is valued differently for these people than for you and I. And the price is what they are willing to make us pay
The only way that these people will be truly happy is when this country is under Islamic law. Some may be more active than others, but the fact remains that the laws and culture of the US are incompatible with the laws governing Muslims as written in the Koran. You cannot be a good Muslim and a good citizen of the US. There is no assimilation into our society. There is no melding of cultures. There is the West, and their are those people of good Muslim faith. The two are immiscible.
A good Muslim knows no country. He knows no king, he knows no leader besides the Imams. He knows no law besides the words of the Koran. He exists only to further the rise of the Caliphate and the muslim state.. He cannot exist in both worlds. He cannot truly integrate into our society because his religion is at odds with our culture. The attempts to get Sharia law in Detroit are one obvious example. Sharia law and US law are incompatible. One cannot be a good, devout Muslim and live under any other law. In many ways they are not immigrating, but rather colonizing this country. They do not adapt and integrate to our laws as they fail to assimilate themselves into our culture and society. They seek, rather, a change of our country, culture and laws to fit them.
I hold my country and my Constitution over my religion. So do most of my fellow countrymen. Yet I know not a single Muslim who does. They all hold their religion over the laws of this country. And my religion is not incompatible with the laws of this country.
I know many Muslims. Some are good people. Others may not be. Some have helped me learn about the Muslim culture and religion (and the two are intertwined). But who among them are the radicals? Who among them support terror? Many return to their homelands several times a year. Are they just visiting family? Perhaps. Are there honorable men who are Muslim? Yes. Many. I know of several. (they are not, however, Arabs or Pakistanis, but rather of African origin. There seems to be a difference)
A good Muslim sees you, an infidel (literally "without God") as less than he. Not worth worrying about, He holds you in contempt. The Koran says he can lie to you, cheat you, subjugate you, and tax you. He can indeed kill you with less worry than killing an animal. Because you are not of his faith.
The sad part is that many Muslims fail to see the fact that the very thing which they dislike about this country is that which makes it a good, safe wonderful place to live. The very thing that they hate, the Constitution and the resultant laws which they despise are what makes this country great. The freedoms which they use to succeed here and which result in their being able to worship in their own way, in their own religion and openly also allow all those things which they despise about this culture and this country. They would change and destroy those very laws which give them the freedom to be what they are.....
There is the parable of the man walking in the snow who found a snake partially frozen in a snowbank. He felt sorry for the snake, and gathered it up and carried it home. The snake was unresponsive and nearly dead. He held the snake close against him, in front of a fire, and gradually the snake stirred. Opening its eyes it saw the human who had succored it. The snake raised its head and thanked the man for warming it and saving its life. Then it opened its mouth and bit the man, sinking its fangs deeply into his flesh and injecting a lethal dose of venom deep into the man. Dying, the man cried out "I took you in, warmed you, and saved your life! Yet you bit me!....I was no danger to you! You are alive because of my actions! Yet you repay me with death?" The snake replied..."I am a snake, it is what I do" as the man died beneath him.
Failure to realize, identify, and deal with these issues led us to the tragedy in 2001. There were several warnings. Several other previous attacks. Many chances to recognize and prevent the massacre on 9-11 were missed by many people. Yet we make those same mistakes today. Hindsight is 20-20, and we cannot truly blame those who missed the threat then. But we can blame ourselves and those we pay to protect us today, for we are missing the obvious with the benefit of hindsight. We know the threat today, yet we ignore it. We fail to accept that it is. We fail to acknowledge that it is here, and real, We have knowledge today that those folks did not have then. Yet we fail to act using that knowledge. We know where one threat lies, yet we ignore it in the name of political correctness. We fail to defend ourselves because to do so might hurt someone's feelings. We fall for the duplicitous statements made by so called leaders in the Muslim culture. "Religion of Peace" is an affront to you and I, not only because of the lie itself, but because they think you are stupid enough to believe it.
So today, 10 years later, are we safer? We are groped and scanned at airports. investigated secretly by the Department of Homeland Security, wiretapped in secrecy, followed by GPS.... under an incredible umbrella of new laws designed to "make us safer". Yet we still have the den of snakes in our midst. And we fail to acknowledge it. Parts of Europe is becoming aware of the issue, but it may be too late for them. Is it too late for us?
The single most common name given to boy children of Muslim mothers today throughout the world (and for the past 10 years) is Osama. Think about it.
And remember that your countrymen (of all religious persuasions) were killed in the name of a religion which its followers claim seeks "Peace".
Now some of you are going to say that I am painting with a broad brush, and using a small minority to trash the majority. Not so. Facts are facts. If you dispute what I said above, then you haven't bothered to educate yourself. I am the most inclusive, tolerant person you are likely to meet, but I cannot fail to see what I see. If that offends you, then stop reading me. On the day of 9-11, shortly after the attacks I stopped some punks from hassling two very frightened Islamic (I assume they were muslim, as they wore veils) women and their children at a truck stop. I and another gentlemen escorted them to their car and dared the punks to hassle them some more we saw then to safety and they thanked us. . I do business with a muslim, and treat him as fairly as I do anyone else. I interact professionally with others many times throughout the year. That doesn't negate any of what I wrote above.
So if the above words offend you, and you dismiss me as a racist or a bigot, then you are either blind or stupid or just not paying attention, in which case you are part of the problem, and you are part of the reason this country is likely to suffer another attack of the magnitude of the one which we experienced 10 years ago.
Let us never forget.
If we do, then we deserve what we get.
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