It is with great sorrow that I reflect back on the terrible day 14 years ago and the years that followed. For one brief moment, the nation understood that we were under attack. We were a nation at war, but before we could get our collective head around the unprecedented attack on American soil, the enemy foreclosed upon our ability to do so.
Since that fateful day, our freedoms, our very way of life has been under attack. Freedom of speech, our First Amendment, is under severe assault, as devout Muslims and their leftist lapdogs smear all those who dare to speak honestly about this threat, and work to force non-Muslims to accept Shariah blasphemy laws restricting all criticism of Islam. The enemedia have gone along readily, demonizing and marginalizing all those who note the ideology motivating the war against America.
The 9/11 Muslim terrorists extolled Allah no less than 90 times in their last letters. Bush declared Islam the religion of peace when it was his duty to explain what we were really up against. He declared, “Islam is a religion of peace” when he should have spoken honestly about what motivated the jihad. The war was clumsily named the “war on terror” and thus became the war of avoidance of the truth.
Obama has been even worse, directly attacking the freedom of speech and declaring, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” And after the Garland, Texas, jihad attack, most media spokesmen agreed that we should voluntarily restrict our speech to avoid offending Muslims, in accordance with the Shariah. The Obama administration’s policy of demanding that we respect the ideology behind this savagery, coupled with media, academia and cultural adherence to Shariah (Islamic law’s prohibition on criticism of Islam or Muhammad), has unleashed a monster.
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In the wake of Sept. 11, our intelligence agencies are forbidden to study the enemy’s beliefs and motives. Instead, they focus on “right-wing extremists.” Robert Spencer said ironically: “We have learned that the threat of ‘right-wing extremists’ is a far greater threat than that of the global jihad, and that Islamophobia is a much greater threat to the U.S. than jihad terror, even though ‘right-wing extremists’ have no ideology, goal, global network, financing, terror training camps, or recruitment infrastructure.”
In post-9/11 America, we are in full appeasement mode. Public schools are teaching our children the shahada. Hertz, Heinz, Target, Walmart, Disney, Abercrombie & Fitch, and now ExpressJet Airlines have been sued to impose Islamic mores upon the American workplace, and these companies have paid dearly. Islamic supremacist groups such as the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations are working hard to impose Islam in the workplace. Recently a Muslim flight attendant, Charee Stanley, claimed that she was suspended from her job with ExpressJet Airlines because she refused to serve alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant in the first place, when half your job is serving alcohol? But now she has filed suit – which was clearly always the objective.
This is reminiscent of Samantha Elauf, the devout Muslima who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab. She took her case all the way to the Supreme Court and won, and got herself a healthy cash settlement – and Abercrombie & Fitch had to change the way it does business to accommodate her demands. The EEOC is also suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job. If these Muslim truck drivers don’t want to deliver alcohol, then they shouldn’t have taken a job in which part of their duties would be to deliver alcohol. It’s that simple. But the fact is, these cases are all of a piece. And they amount to the carving up of post-9/11 America, piece by piece.
It is always big companies that are targeted –Hertz, Heinz, Target, Walmart, Disney, Abercrombie & Fitch, and now ExpressJet Airlines. Why? To set legal precedents they can use in yet more intimidation cases. To show the little companies that they can’t fight. Muslim lawsuits against Hertz, Walmart, Target, Disney and a host of other American businesses for special rights, special accommodation have been largely successful creating a special rights for a special class of people – which is an accordance with Islam (in which Muslims are superior to the kuffar).
But this goes against every American tenet of individual rights and separation of mosque and state. Someone ought to remind the EEOC that its name is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “Equal,” as in no special rights for any particular class.
Read the chapter titled “Mosqueing the Workplace” in my book, “Stop the Islamization of America,” to better understand this de facto imposition of Shariah in America. It works this way: Every accommodation gives way to more demands. Everywhere American mores conflict with Shariah, it is our mores that must give way. And it is going to keep on happening, until someone, somewhere, says, “No more accommodation. We’re going to stand up for our own principles.” But no one is saying that now.
We as a people have (with some notable exceptions) surrendered. Many, many people have, without even realizing it, internalized the idea that it is “racist” and “bigoted” to resist jihad terror. On campuses nationwide, Muslims are presented as victims of the American “Islamophobic” war machine. Movies studiously avoid depicting jihadis as villains.
And so, 14 years after 9/11, our freedom and our future are more under threat than ever. Muslims openly celebrated this anniversary of 9/11 with a #Happy911 hashtag on Twitter. They posted photographs of cakes in the shape of the Twin Towers with planes flying into them, Osama bin Laden cakes, and more.
Ground Zero Mosque Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf said a few years ago: “9/11 was a watershed, was a major milestone, and a major catalytic force in, in catalyzing the attention towards the issue of Islam, its presence in the West, and it brought into much greater prominence our work and the importance of our work.” Yes, it was the best thing that ever happened to them.
Fourteen years after 9/11, the jihad is raging. Fourteen years after 9/11, the “war on terror” is a catastrophe – an abject failure.
It didn’t have to be this way.
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