We also need to get smarter and drop the politically correct descriptions
Twelve years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by terrorists who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and a third into the Pentagon. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit.
Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were killed in the attacks perpetrated by those we have referred to each year as we post this memorial as “Islamo-fascist extremists.”
Today as we also remember the orchestrated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on this same date just last year — resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty, we are changing our descriptive terminology.
Bare Naked Islam (BNI), a site which boldly declares, “It isn’t Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you,” exposes the fact that these terrorists are not an aberration of Islam, but rather devout followers extolled as the “Magnificent 19” and, in fact, revered for their heinous acts by their families and their communities. BNI includes portions of a book ‘Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It’, written by LA Times reporter Terry McDermott. After doing in-depth research for his book, McDermott concludes they were all “model Muslims,” actually “perfect soldiers” for Allah, deeply religious and following the tenets of their faith.
“Allahu Akbar! translates to “Allah is Greater.” It is an Islamic Arabic expression, used as both an informal expression of faith and as a formal declaration — often accompanying Jihadist terror attacks.
Days ago, Arizona’s senior Sen. John McCain foolishly compared shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” to a Christian saying “Thank God.” The post and the video can be seen here. This is exactly the type of irrational political correctness that needs to be replaced.
We begin today.