Reflections on 9/11
September 11, 2014
A Tale of Two Museums
The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.
CBS News Sept 7, 2014
In May 2014, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero welcomed its first visitors. Not to be outdone, the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque announced that the mosque would be transformed into a museum dedicated to Islam.
September 11, 2013
Victorious with Terror and a Promise of an Eternity of Debauchery
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror ..."
9:111 Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth in return for Paradise; they fight in the Way of Allah, kill and get killed. That is a true promise from Him in the Torah, the Gospel and the Qur’an; and who fulfills his promise better than Allah? Rejoice then at the bargain you have made with Him; for that is the great triumph.
In the beginning, it was mostly the promise of plunder, what Allah calls the booty which attracted the cold-blooded murderers needed to kill and subjugate the unbelievers. Islam has grown spiritually since then and today it's the promise of out-of-this-world sex.
Atta left a note of encouragement for his fellow murderers. He wrote, and I quote: “Know that the gardens of paradise are waiting for you in all their beauty, and the women of paradise are waiting, calling out.”
So many innocent people dying a horrible death, some blown to bits; others burnt alive by exploding jet fuel; others falling or jumping to their death in the plaza below to escape the fire above; the survivors of the initial attack crushed between slabs of concrete as the buildings collapsed, their lives squeezed out of them like so much toothpaste.
AND FOR WHAT? To satisfy merciless young men’s sexual fantasies about grateful women waiting for them, a token of their god's appreciation for the atrocity they were about to commit.
In Muhammad Atta’s heaven, he is pounding his couch, breaking hymens and popping grapes for an eternity while enjoying the spectacle of the people he slaughtered roasting in Hell.
September 11, 2012
After 9/11, it was discovered that nineteen of the twenty hijackers were from Saudi Arabia; merciless young men raised on a steady diet of Wahhabism.
After 9/11, the Americans were in a perfect position to demand reforms from the Saudi Princes, including stopping the export of an ideology committed to their destruction. Instead, immediately after the identity of the murderers were confirmed, they spirited Saudi Princes on American soil to safety and attacked Saudi Arabia’s nemesis, Iraq, a country which had nothing to do with the horrific death of three thousands innocent men, women and children; making their deaths and the tens of thousands that came during and after the invasion pointless; adding insult to injury.
When a country watches thousands of its citizens brutally murdered and looks the other way for fear of offending a country on which, because of its short-sightedness and lack of imagination, its economy is dependent, what hope is there that Wahhabism, under Saudi Arabia's surreptitious encouragement, will not ultimately triumph.
September 11, 2011
The First Victim
Amr-ben-al Hadra’mi was the first person killed in the name of Allah. Almost fifteen hundred years after his murder and after tens of million have died resisting a conquering religion which will not take no for an answer, we remember the almost 3,000 innocent men, women and children whose life was brutally extinguished ten years ago.
* Based on Muslim chronicles of the period, and the demographic calculations done by historian K.S. Lal in his book Growth of Muslim Population in Medieval India, the largest known slaughter of followers of a lesser god, or gods, occurred during the Muslim conquest of large parts of the Indian subcontinent e.g. modern-day Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Dr. Lal estimates that between 1000 CE and 1500 CE the population of Hindus decreased by 80 million; meaning that for much of that period the death rate among Hindus exceeded their birthrate. If the eminent historian’s estimates are even remotely accurate, this period would have witnessed the largest cold-blooded killing of an indigenous people in all written history.