Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No mention of "Islam" at official 9-11 memorial

Imagine 10 years after Pearl Harbor, and at that memorial nothing was said of the enemy who attacked us.  This is what happened last Sunday at the official memorial service.  No mention at all of the who or why, just the usual platitudes about the horror, the tragedy, the pain, but nothing which would indicate who caused all this angst.

If we keep refusing to identify the enemy, we are bound to lose all we have worked for.  This administration is actively working in and for the interests of Islam so it should be no surprise that Islam or Muslims would not be mentioned.  You wouldn't want to upset your new masters, would you?

From Israel National News September 12 by Amiel Ungar

Islam Expunged from the 9/11 Memorial Services  

The ceremony at of Ground Zero today mixed commemoration and mourning. In the effort to produce an observance that could provide unity and bring the disparate figures of George W. Bush and Barack Obama together. it steered clear of the different appraisals surrounding the event.

The elephant in the room, radical Islam and its broader support base went almost unmentioned.
If anybody brought in the issue of Islam, it was the liberal papers. From reading the Huffington Post one could almost walk away with the assumption that the main victims of 9/11 were American Muslims. In other papers.there was a plethora of opinion pieces on the benign sharia law and jihad as nonviolent struggle.

The MSM has bought, hook, line and sinker the lie that Muslims are victims and that anyone who stands for freedom from persecution because of their religion must be an Islamophobe.  Those who ask tough questions about Islam and demand tough answers are branded racists, bigots and anti-Muslim hate-mongers, shutting down any dialogue which would shed light on what Islam is and how it is practiced by some Muslims, in accordance with the will of Allah and Muhammad.

The paradox of America trying to move on and heal while NYPD policemen were checking out vehicles in light of an intelligence tip about three Pakistanis who would enter the United States with the goal of committing a terrorist atrocity, was obvious and disconcerting.

It appeared almost necessary to distance oneself from the United States in order to provide perspective. One could witness the two conflicting approaches in the way President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, referred to the atrocity.

Peres wrote Obama inter alia:

"September 11 was the epitome of evil, and the symbol of courage of the American people. September 11 also served as a milestone in the collective war against terror, headed by the United States, with the aim of building a better and safer world for our children and grandchildren. In its aftermath, America waged an uncompromising war on terror, culminating in the death of Osama bin Laden and freeing the world of this scourge that threatened humanity, without losing sight of the freedom and the rights of man."

The Peres letter makes no mention of what Osama bin Laden represented save for generic evil. For all intensive purposes Bin Laden could have been something like the Joker out of the Batman comic book. The "I" word is completely missing in the letter. The impression is that with the death of Osama bin Laden the war has effectively been won.

Contrast this presentation with the Netanyahu version prior to the cabinet session.

"This is a war of terrorism – by the forces and regimes of radical Islam. Radical Islam threatens moderate Islamic and Arab regimes.
It threatens the very existence of the State of Israel and in its linking up with radical regimes, it brings the tools of terrorism – rockets and missiles – to Israeli civilians."
"But today it hangs over all of us..."Therefore, the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism, which is, in effect, a description of the past decade, is at its peak; it is not yet  over. We must all unite, countries that aspire to life, certainly the democracies that cherish life, and act in concert against this blight."

The 'I' word is there numerous times.

As it should be whenever speaking about the true enemy of mankind.

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