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Remembering 9/11 – Part One

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.


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Joel
  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Vern

    “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

    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.”

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Martin
  • psychologydisorders

    Once can never forget it

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

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