This Sunday is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific September 11, 2001 attack on America and the God-given freedoms we so cherish. We remember with anger and anguish the nearly 3,000 Americans murdered by Islamic terrorists and the loved ones they left behind. We also remember and honor those first responders, many of whom lost their lives trying to save others.
This is also a time to remember the thousands of American soldiers who were killed, wounded or are still suffering, in the ensuing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and places unknown. We honor those who answered our Nation’s call to Arms. We also remember the sacrifices made by their families.
Sadly, the internal threat posed by radical Islam is greater than ever.
Most of the establishment politicians in Washington and our government just don’t want to admit that the 9/11 attacks and the barbaric massacres committed by ISIS are sanctioned by the Koran’s mandate to wage Jihad (holy war) against non-Muslims.
In December 2005, four years after 9/11, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace explained to an audience at the National Defense University,
“To talk about how we are going to proceed, we need to understand the nature of the enemy. And clearly, the nature of this enemy is different than any we have faced in the past …. Our enemies had declared war on us years before, but the attacks in New York, in the skies over Pennsylvania and here in Washington, D.C. brought home very clearly to us that we were at war.”
General Pace went on to warn, “I say you need to get out and read what our enemies [Islamists] have said. Remember Hitler. Remember he wrote Mein Kampf. He said in writing exactly what his plan was, and we collectively ignored that to our great detriment. Now, our enemies have said publicly on film, on the Internet, their goal is to destroy our way of life."
Our government dishonors the memory of those killed in the 9/11 attacks when it refuses to clearly identify those responsible for their deaths:
Numerous Islamic terrorism experts who gave hundreds of presentations on Islam’s true threat to America are now banned from speaking at government counterterrorism classes and conferences.
When Muslim U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” killed 13 fellow soldiers and wounded 30 in the Fort Hood massacre, the government called it workplace violence.
The FBI purged 876 pages and 392 presentations that were deemed offensive to Islam.
The Pentagon ordered all training material used by military professional colleges and combat units scrubbed of any content offensive to Islam.
Ever since 9/11, the Thomas More Law Center has been fighting against the internal threat to our nation posed by Radical Islam. And we will continue to do so.
On this 15th Anniversary of 9/11, let us rededicate ourselves to the defeat of radical Islam. We owe this much to all who lost their lives that day. We must never forget September 11.
In honor of the fallen, TMLC will dedicate thomasmore.org to their memory. As such our website will be unavailable and a video recalling the tragic events of September 11th will be in its place. However, we encourage you to visit www.thomasmore.org and watch the video.
Please pray for our Armed Forces who stand guard against the threat of radical Islam and their families waiting for their safe return home.
God bless America!
Richard Thompson is the president of the Thomas More Law Center, a public advocacy legal organization that is based in Michigan.
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