Chad Groening and Steve Jordahl
Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, there’s plenty of discussion today about Islam – much of it about catering to Muslims’ sensibilities.
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, claimed the lives of approximately 3,000 people when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center towers in New York City.
The first plane hit the north tower at approximately 8:45 a.m. and the second struck 18 minutes later.
A third airliner was flown into the Pentagon building and a fourth plane, possibly headed for a target in Washington, D.C., crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers fought the hijackers.
On the outskirts of D.C., longtime conservative activist Gary Bauer was waiting in traffic due to an automobile wreck. He saw the Pentagon become the target of an airliner-turned-missile that killed 125 people.
“We did not realize at the time,” he says, “but on the morning of 9-10, we were a country in grave danger. On the morning of 9-11, we realized that danger and it caused us to unite.”
Since that time, however, says Richard Land, currently president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, the “high priests” of political correctness have urged Americans to tiptoe around the issues of Islam and its Jihadi followers.
“But I think in the general population,” he says, “they are really fed up with that.”
In the United States, Islamic-linked attacks have killed 94 people since 2001, USA Today reported.
The deadliest to date is also the most recent: the June attack at a homosexual nightclub in Orlando. That attack by Omar Mateen killed 49 and injured more than 50, making it the deadliest in the United States since 9-11.
Mateen, a U.S. citizen born to Afghan parents, had been interviewed by the FBI for possible terrorist connections.
“I think President Bush made a mistake when he referred to it as a war on terrorism,” he says. “I think that, of course, Barack Obama has made that mistake even worse.”
Obama suggested last year that Christians should “get off our high horse” about Islamic terrorism, citing the Crusades in Europe as an example. He was speaking, ironically, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.
“Progressives have leveraged 9/11 at the expense of human life, national security, the interest of American citizens, to make Muslims victims,” complains Christian apologist Alex McFarland.
At the same time U.S. leaders fail to identify our Islamic enemies, Bauer adds, those same enemies are plotting ways to use weapons of mass destruction to kill far more people than died on 9-11.
Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl, GOP USA, September 10, 2016