By Henry Lamb Within moments after the second plane hit the World Trade Centers on that fateful day nine years ago, the nation knew that the world would never be the same. No one knew what the world would look like today, but everyone knew it would never be the same.
How soon we forget: when we could arrive at the airport, buy our ticket, check our bags, and board our plane without ever seeing a security guard; when we had never heard of an IED; when Islam was a religion for foreigners. It is a new, more dangerous world than it was on September 10, 2001.
Within hours after the attack, pictures and responses began pouring in. Pundits, politicians, and ordinary people speculated on the meaning of the attack. Who would do such a thing, and why?
Muslims knew who did it, and they celebrated.
If we have learned nothing else in the nine years since the attack, we must recognize that radical Islamists take seriously that portion of the Koran that orders Muslims to kill the infidels.
Â· Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam (9:29)
Â· Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable (3:85)
Â· Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticise Islam. (5:33)
Â· Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; kill the infidels wherever you catch them (9:5)
Â· Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them (47:4)
Â· Behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur'an (8:12)
If you have not see Fitna, the short video produced by Geert Wilder, you must view it now. It provides a convincing look at the enthusiasm with which radical Islamists seek to kill infidels, especially Americans.
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