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Remembering 9/11 – Part One

posted by Brad Hirschfield

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 brings up many emotions and presents some very real challenges, among them how to remember the past without being imprisoned by it.  This video, filmed at St. Paul’s, the church closest to the World Trade Center site, is a wonderful example of rising to that challenge. Watch it and see for yourself. 

Over the coming days, I will offer further reflections on a variety of questions raised by the attacks of September 11th, how we dealt with them then, and how we deal with them now.  Stay tuned.

 



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Joel

posted September 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

Vern

posted September 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm


“The September 11th attack on America, in which devout Muslim
believers carried out the greatest single jihad raid in history, and
Muslims around the world cheered and danced in joy over this great
blow to the infidel, should have awakened America and the West to the
nature of the 1,400 year old warrior religion of Islam. Instead, while
triggering a “war against terrorism,” the 9/11 attack inspired liberal
America to embrace and approve of Islam much more than it had done
before, even as Americans allowed themselves to be placed under
permanent and humiliating security measures out of the liberal
imperative to avoid the slightest hint of discrimination against
Muslims.

These unexpected and devastating outcomes of 9/11 are perhaps the
greatest single illustration of Auster’s First Law, which says that
the more alien or dangerous a nonwhite or non-Western group reveals
itself to be, the more our liberal society approves of it,
accommodates itself to it, and forbids any criticism of it. To speak
the truth about the unchangeable Islamic command to wage eternal war
by violence and stealth against non-Muslims and about Muslims’ 1,400
year long obedience to that command, is to place oneself outside the
respectable mainstream. In America you don’t get put in jail for
speaking the forbidden truth, you just lose your job and career. This
is the reign of fear under which we live.

In sum, the result of 9/11 has not been Western self-defense against
Islam, but the prohibition of Western self-defense against Islam. And
all the official 9/11 commemorations, notwithstanding their patriotic
appearance, will carry that message of American and Western surrender.
And that is why they should be avoided.”



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Martin

posted September 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

psychologydisorders

posted October 12, 2011 at 4:46 am


Once can never forget it

I still have patience ,who got a dis order after 9/11 and never recovered



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