Michelle Malkin writes today: "All The Wrong 9/11 Lessons."
Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden’s henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth.
“Know your enemy, name your enemy” is a 9/11 message that has gone unheeded. Our immigration and homeland security policies refuse to profile jihadi adherents at foreign consular offices and at our borders. Our military leaders refuse to expunge them from uniformed ranks until it’s too late (see: Fort Hood massacre). The j-word is discouraged in Obama intelligence circles, and the term “Islamic extremism” was removed from the U.S. national security strategy document last year.
Similarly, too many teachers refuse to show and tell who the perpetrators of 9/11 were and who their heirs are today. My own daughter was one year old when the Twin Towers collapsed, the Pentagon went up in flames and Shanksville, Pa., became hallowed ground for the brave passengers of United Flight 93. In second grade, her teachers read touchy-feely stories about peace and diversity to honor the 9/11 dead. They whitewashed Osama bin Laden, militant Islam and centuries-old jihad out of the curriculum. Apparently, the youngsters weren’t ready to learn even the most basic information about the evil masterminds of Islamic terrorism.
So much of this echoes what I wrote last month and Wednesday, about how Washington DC schools are using the "tragedy" of 9/11 as a way to push globalism, peace and tolerance studies. Nothing is mentioned about patriotism or American exceptionalism.
It's all a part of the Left's attempt to put America back to our long national slumber we were in on this day, ten years ago.
Far Left websites have long mocked 9/11 as "Happy Twin Towers Day", said it was no big deal, or mentioned how they are "over it." Dumb college skanks used the imagery of the terror attacks as Halloween party costumes. A long forgotten actor who is known only for his marriage to liberal loon Brabra Steisand spouts 9/11 Trooferism on TV and jokingly says "Happy 9/11" to radio hosts a few years ago.
This kind of "Forget 9/11" insanity is becoming more mainstream among the Left, such as Washington ComPost liberal writer E. J. Dionne, who wrote "Time to leave 9/11 behind."
After we honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we need to leave the day behind. As a nation we have looked back for too long. We learned lessons from the attacks, but so many of them were wrong. The last decade was a detour that left our nation weaker, more divided and less certain of itself.
Reflections on the meaning of the horror and the years that followed are inevitably inflected by our own political or philosophical leanings. It’s a critique that no doubt applies to my thoughts as well. We see what we choose to see and use the event as we want to use it.
The Chicago chapter of the Muslim grievance organization CAIR made similar remarks (CBS Chicago, via Weasel Zippers).
The head of a local Islamic-American organization says that after this year, except for remembering its victims, it’s time for America to move on from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Ahmet Rehab of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says many people still are under the false impression that Islam is a radical religion, and that its believers want to change the U.S. into an Islamic state.
Rehab says the United States needs to move on from that.
“It was always a gang of criminals, called al-Qaeda, who happened to be Muslim, who are trying to justify their acts through faith and through religion,” Rehab said.
If you believe Dionne and Chicago-CAIR's insane logic, then why don't we have a German organization tell the US and the world we need to just "move on" the Holocaust and leave the lessons of World War II behind?
Yesterday, I pulled the weekly town newspaper out of the mailbox to see this photo on the front cover and the accompanying story: Area Muslims Promote Understanding--Members of All Dulles Area Muslim Society reflect on 10th anniversary of 9/11.
As a community dedicated to interfaith understanding, members of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society hold the days around Sept. 11 in special regard. They host gatherings dedicated to peace and honoring law enforcement and other public safety officials. ADAMS takes this pro-active approach because 9/11 hijackers used their faith to justify the attacks.
"As an American Muslim, I have said this for 10 years since 9/11: We American Muslims condemn terrorism and extremism," said Rizwan Jaka, board member of ADAMS. "On 9/11 our faith was hijacked by terrorists who betrayed their God and the religion they claimed to follow."
I did a web search in regards to ADAMS and found the following, written in March by Ben Johnson (excerpted).
...On Sunday, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough spoke to a Sterling, Virginia, mosque some believe is a model of moderate Islam: the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), led by imam Mohamed Magid. Indeed, McDonough began by thanking Magid by name.
A Dangerous Mosque
This author exposed ADAMS’s radical connections nearly seven years. At the time, ADAMS’s chairman was Ahmad Totonji, an Iraqi-born citizen of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia who was named as a defendant in a $1 trillion lawsuit filed by more than 600 relatives of people who died in the 9/11 attacks. He served as Vice President of the Safa Group and the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), which officials have linked to al-Qaeda, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Sami al-Arian. (Al-Arian served more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to aid terrorism, and he is currently under house arrest awaiting his contempt trial, which has been mysteriously stalled.) ADAMS’s legal counsel, Muhammed Ashraf, was the attorney for Abdurahman Alamoudi, who is now serving 23 years in prison for laundering money for Muammar Qaddafi in a plot to kill a Saudi prince.
Magid was on the premises of ADAMS’s Herndon, Virginia, offices when federal agents stormed the facility in March 2002. The “Grove Street Addresses” provided the homes of more than 100 interlocking Muslim organizations that the government accused of providing material support for terrorism. After the raid, Magid assembled a “community building” meeting at ADAMS attended by a variety of extremists.
ADAMS website today has the following.
I've also been getting e-mails from an Elizabeth Potter to promote some website called My Fellow American.
I am following up on an email I sent you last week about the anniversary of 9/11. In memory of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I would like to offer you and your readers of Marooned in Marin a message of peace in a short video along with a pledge of tolerance.
Ok Elizabeth. Here's the video and you tell me if this is a "pledge of tolerance"
All I heard were the voices of Christian Evangelist John Hagee and talk show host Michael Savage (who happens to be Jewish). These edited clips are all supposed to represent "intolerance" toward Islam (Note: I know one of Savage's clips was referring to Iran's Amahdamnutjob appearing at the UN. CAIR took it out of context in 2007). The implication? Anyone who questions Islam is an intolerant bigot who leads others to perpetrate "hate crimes."
Well here's my question to Elizabeth Potter. What about the following information about "hate crimes" by religion? (Newsbusters)
Unfortunately, as Michael Doyle reported on August 28, the most recent data concerning hate crimes in this country paint a very different picture than what Goodstein and others in the media have been dishonestly portraying of late:
Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at the Madera Islamic Center.
Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show. Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. [...]
In 2008, 105 hate crime incidents against Muslims were reported nationwide. There were 10 times as many incidents that were recorded as anti-Jewish during the same year, the most recent for which figures are available.
The San Francisco Examiner broke those numbers down a little further:
According to the latest hate crime statistics available, there were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008. A closer look: 65.7 percent of them were committed against Jews. Against Muslims? 7.7 percent. [...]
Another interesting data point: 4.7 percent of hate crimes in 2008 were motivated by anti-Catholic bias. Another 3.7 percent were anti-Protestant. So from a raw numbers perspective, there were more hate crimes against Christians in America in 2008 than there were against Muslims. Given our large Christian population, it's true that each Christian is far less likely to be victimized, but the numbers still show that religious haters have not been singling out Muslims.
Where have the calls been from Muslim groups specifically condemning Islamic terrorism, instead of blanket statements of condemnation against "terrorism and extremism?" Why is it when passengers hear Imam's acting and talking suspiciously and complain, they're labeled as bigots and Islamophobes? Explain to me the attacks on our military by Ft. Hood jihadist Maj. Nidal Hasan, Yonathan Melaku, and the planned attack near Ft. Hood by Muslim conscientious objector Naser Jason Abdo?
No, we should never forget or let go of 9/11, because if history has taught us anything, it is that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Despite the shows of goodwill by these Muslim outreach campaigns, they do not show the willingness to go after intolerance in their communities, instead they only attack those who question them as "intolerant."
And one more thing....What happened on September 11, 2001 wasn't a tragedy. I'm so tired of hearing that term. Tragedies are earthquakes, fires, natural disasters, car or plane accidents. 9/11 was an act of war and an attack on the United States of America by al-Queda, an Islamic terrorist group.