American Values Article

September 11th, 2004  

Topic: American Values Article

I liked what Mr. Bauer had to say here, I thought I would share it with the Forum.

Friday, September 10, 2004

To: Friends and Supporters

From: Gary Bauer


It has been three years now since the brutal attack against the United States by Islamofascists on September 11, 2001. During those 36 months, our enemy has waged a war marked by depravity and animated by an evil many of us are still unwilling or unable to acknowledge.

From Jerusalem to Jakarta, from Madrid to Beslan, the tally of the corpses of the innocent grows. We have seen helpless civilians beheaded, school children shot in the back, and Spaniards, Australians, and Israelis brutally blown to bits while engaged in the daily activities of modern life. And always the killers are shouting praise to Allah while our leaders tell us that none of this has anything to do with Islam.

Last week, Abdel Rahman al-Rashed, a Muslim and the former editor of Al-Sharq al-Awsat, a London Arab daily paper, became one of the first in the Arab world to acknowledge a central fact. His column was headlined, "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims." This is not the same thing as saying that all Muslims are terrorists, which is obviously untrue. But Mr. al-Rashed was at least able to admit, "Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture." Our prayers should be with Mr. al-Rashed because he is now a marked man.

And we are "marked men" too. The reality of our time is that our Islamofascist enemy is desperately planning on killing not 3,000 of us as it did on September 11th, but hundreds of thousands of us today or tomorrow or whenever it can. There is nothing to negotiate, nor is there any concession we could make to divert them from this goal unless we are prepared to abandon our liberty and convert to their demented and demonic branch of Wahhabi Islam.

Confronted with this reality, large portions of Europe are prepared to do what they are told by the thugs if it will buy them a few more years of being able to live carefree and deluded lives. And even here in the United States, there are sizeable numbers of our fellow citizens who, rather than recognize the enemy at our throat, choose instead to blame George W. Bush or blame American foreign policy for the danger that confronts us. Meanwhile, some would-be "leaders" continue to suggest that they can make the danger go away by talking to the French more often.

There are many ways to commemorate September 11th. There will be vigils, church services, and patriotic gatherings. But for those with strong stomachs, I recommend you go back and watch the video of your fellow Americans jumping to their deaths from the World Trade Center towers, and the images of dead Russian children shot in the back, or the online video of heads separated from their bodies - all the handiwork of an implacable enemy who is convinced we are decadent, convinced he will defeat us.

And then, armed with these memories, let us steel ourselves to the days ahead and dedicate ourselves to the only outcome that is acceptable - the total defeat of this monstrous evil, so that our children and our grandchildren can live in freedom!

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September 11th, 2004  
Kinda says it all really doesnt it.