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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11: Never Forget

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Don't be a dhimmi! Never forget that Quran-thumping Muslims did — and do — all these things in the name of Allah.

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Article: Ripon College bans 9/11 Never Forget posters for fear of offending Muslims (hat tip to Jihad Watch). Excerpt:
Citing bias reports filed during last year’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, administrators at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, ruled that YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project posters are creating an “environment” where “students from a Muslim background would feel singled out and/or harassed.” As a result, Ripon administrators will not allow the Ripon Young Americans for Freedom to hang the flyers as part of their work to remember the victims of September 11 or other victims of radical Islamist terrorism.


Administrators further—and falsely—claim that one of their objections is because radical Islamist terrorism “represents a small percentage of the terrorist attacks that happened to this country, and they don’t represent the full gamut, and they show a very small picture of a specific religion or nationality instead of the larger viewpoint.” From 1992 to 2017, Islamists were responsible for 92% of deaths caused by terrorism in the United States, and are “far and away, the deadliest group of terrorists by ideology.”...

Read the rest HERE.

These images from that Tuesday morning seventeen years ago are seared into my memory, and I have zero tolerance for the whitewash of Islam and the fear of offending Muslims:


  1. I'm not afraid of offending muslims, I just don't want to. I don't want to offend christians or jews or buddhists en masse either. Just don't get me started on hindus.
    Look, if you judge each religion by the nuttiest 0.1%, none of them come out well. People are dicks, period. No religion inoculates against that.

    Religion and race are not a powerful explanation for global terrorism IMO. Don't you get more information from economic and political factors?

    1. I don't recall the religions you mentioned having the main tenets that required the killing of non believers as a method of achieving the after life, along with numerous virgins, other than Islam.

    2. The ugly truth about Islam is that the only guarantee of Paradise is to kill non-Muslims in acts of jihad. The West keeps denying that such a tenet is an inherent part of Islam.

      "Nice" Muslims do not doctrine make.

    3. The Qu'ran is not the only holy book to contain contradictory advice. " "Nice" " Muslims (I'm scare-quoting your scare-quotes -- I am satisfied that some muslims are genuinely "nice"), who maintain that there be no coercion in matters of faith, are supported by at least as much doctrine as the jihadi's who apply the exhortation to fight infidels to modern Westerners -- probably more so, because moderate clerics can and do reason against the latter but I know of no theological argument against the former.

    4. Jez,
      Have you read the Quran and the Haditha? These are the two books that govern Sunni Islam.

      Have a read (my essay from before the days when I established my own blog):

      Neighbor or Terrorist?

      "Nice" Muslims can be revived if they attend a hard line Sunni mosque.

      I know what I saw and heard. A real shocker before 9/11. Now I "get it" about Islam.

    5. Jez,
      And one more thing...

      Ramadan offends the hell out of me. HERE is why.

      Yet, Ramadan celebrations are sanctioned in the West -- revered, even. Surreal!

    6. I'm not sure observers of Ramadan think of it as the commemoration of Badr, isn't that a coincidence?
      Anyway, your offense is noted but couldn't one easily take offense at all kinds of festivals? eg. Passover springs to mind, couldn't that be interpreted as a celebration of mass infanticide across Egypt? (Yes, I know that's not the central point of Passover, but neither is any battle the central point of Ramadan.) Nevertheless, these are solemn occasions. I's prefer a state to either recognise all religions' festivals, or none.

    7. I haven't read all of the Qu'ran but I get the gist. Even less familar with the Hadiths.
      As for your old friend Mohammed and his family, they were probably not terrorist. Should I be worried about the Irish catholics I meet? Not really, but statistically I think there is more basis for it than there is for your concern about your former neighbour.
      In practice, I am more wary of things like Orange order marches than I am of any of the big religious festivals.

    8. Suit yourself, Jez.

      I've learned over the past 13 years, when I started blogging back then, that some will never stop sucking up denial.

    9. Students Told to Stop Chanting “USA!
      USA!” At High School Football Game
      Honoring 9/11 Because It’s ‘Racist’

      Gateway Pundit,

      by Christina Laila

      Students at a southern California high school were told to stop chanting “USA! USA!” at a special patriotic football game honoring 9/11 because it’s offensive and racist. Students at Aliso Niguel High School in Orange County, California were told to stop chanting “USA! USA!” in Friday night’s football home game wherein students wore red, white, and blue to honor Patriot’s Day (September 11th). The Gateway Pundit obtained an email sent to parents addressing this ‘controversy.’ In the first part of the email, Ms. Deni Christensen, the Principal of Aliso Niguel High School said two ‘offensive’ signs referencing Obama and Trump were ...

    10. Arrogantly Aggressive Wmps are the bane of Wesern Civilization

    11. Paranoia is seductive, and aggressive expressions of anti-muslim sentiment are platitudes too. "A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful."


      Apparently, in the Post-Modern Mind the truth ceases to be true –– or at least becomes of little or no import, and possibly even irrelevant –– if it be repeated too often.

      How QUAINT!

      DIDADIN to YOU!
      DIDADIN to YOU!

      We're all in our places
      With bright shining faces.

      DDADIN to YOU!
      DIDADIN to YOU!


    13. That scrap of tongue-in-cheek doggerel by the way is meant to be sung to the tune best known as Happy Birthday.

  2. Islam is geopolity in religious trappings. Disbelieve that truth at your own peril -- and at the peril of Western civilization.

    1. I was hoping there'd be more of us who understood the threat of Islam by now. Many are still in denial. All they hear is the platitudes, over and over again (like jez).

      In any case, some of us remember ... and will always remember.
      Best to you and yours, AOW. - Jason

    2. Jason! My dear friend! I miss the new postings at your blog, which did so much to educate me about Islam. I still reference your blog from time to time

      I'm sick to death of the damn platitudes -- as you know. My redheaded heritage shows: scorched earth.

      I hope that all is well with you and your family. If you feel like talking or emailing, you know how to reach me. I'd love to hear from you.

    3. Thanks, I always feel welcomed here.

    4. Jason,
      Yes! You are always welcome here. I value your friendship.

      BTW, do you still have that beautiful kitty?

  3. Meditation on a Tragic Anniversary

    A radiant cloudless morning
    ___ air fresh and clear
    ______ sky the brightest blue
    _________ mood mellow
    A lovely young day bright with promise ––

    And then a gleaming silver shell appeared
    ___ mirroring beautifully the morning sunshine
    A Thing of Beauty –– but horribly out of place
    ___ like a spacecraft from an alien planet

    Dipping crazily far too low upon the skyline
    ___ before anyone could feel the menace ––
    ______ it smashed directly into a gigantic upright construct ––
    _________ one of a pair ––

    Twin monuments to Greed and Vain Ambition
    ___ some were quick to say

    But sudden violent death eradicated
    ___ an entire investment firm
    ______ in one horrific instant ––
    _________dozens of bright young lives
    incinerated –– gone!

    Before dazed onlookers could begin to understand
    ___ what was happening
    ______ another silver shell acting as a missile
    _________ crashed into the second of the giant pair.

    Ugly buildings! A hideous blot
    ___ on the once-graceful Manhattan skyline.

    “Ada Louise Huxtable might secretly rejoice at this,”
    ___ part of me thought wickedly, for I had always resented
    ______ the overbearing, outsized twins ––
    ____________ Bounders! Interlopers ! Invaders!

    But before that ruined day was halfway through
    ___ three-thousand innocents had been
    ______ burned alive, brains and eyeballs boiled
    _________ skulls pulverized, skeletons crushed
    between twisting, white hot girders
    ___ pelted with falling rubble midst the flames
    ______ caught, crippled, crumpled, smashed to bits ––
    Smothered in collapsing stairwells and buried alive
    ______in a torrent of red hot cinders and debris

    In so many ways the scene must have
    ___ mimicked the final hours of the residents
    ______ of Pompeii and Herculaneum

    And then there were those hideous echoes
    ___ of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire ––
    Where so many jumped to their deaths
    ___ to escape being burned alive ––
    In an instant smashed skulls, broken bones and bloody pulp
    ___ were all that remained of their vibrant young lives.

    And not so long ago in Benghazi –– to mark the anniversary
    ___ of this Great Triumph of Barbarity over Civilization
    ______ our young, handsome, well-meaning,
    _________ hopelessly naive, ambassador to Libya
    was surrounded in his quarters,
    ___ dragged out into the streets
    ______ beaten, sodomized and brutally murdered.

    But what does any of this matter?
    ___ What difference does it make?
    Let’s just forget about it, and MOVE ON.
    ___ Might as well.

    We are privileged to live in interesting times.

    Kyrie eleison!
    Kyrie eleison!
    Christe eleison!

    ~ FreeThinke

    1. Let’s just forget about it, and MOVE ON.

      NOT I!

      I cannot forget the miserable several hours I waited to learn if two of my homeschool parents that school term had survived the hit on the Pentagon. Both did. Thank the Lord!

  4. About the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville. Excerpt:

    Notice the crescent arc of this tower...the chimes, one for each of the forty passengers and crew....none for the terrorists...evoke the screams of terror in perpetuity. The terrorists on the other hand are memorialized in the 44 incscribed translucent blocks placed along the flight path, matching the number of passengers, crew AND terrorists.

  5. _ Recessional (1897) _

    God of our fathers, known of old,   
    ___ Lord of our far-flung battle-line,   
    Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
    ___ Dominion over palm and pine—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,   
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    The tumult and the shouting dies;
    ___ The Captains and the Kings depart:   
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    ___ An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,   
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    Far-called, our navies melt away;
    ___ On dune and headland sinks the fire:   
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    ___ Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!   
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,   
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    If, drunk with sight of power, we loose   
    ___  Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,   
    Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
    ___ Or lesser breeds without the Law—
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    For heathen heart that puts her trust   
    ___ In reeking tube and iron shard,
    All valiant dust that builds on dust,
    ___ And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,   
    For frantic boast and foolish word—
    Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!

    ~ Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

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    2. TC,
      Haven't thought about Stuck Mojo for a while! Thanks for the reminder.

      Of course, the ostriches will never be persuaded.

    3. 9/11 didn't make me sad. It made me angry. Sadness can not be satisfied. Anger can.

    4. TC,
      I was both sad and angry. But anger was the dominant emotion -- and still is.

      No wonder! I was originally a redhead. ;^)

    5. I spent my free time watching FLIR camera videos of Apache helicopter and A-10 Warthog gunners turn Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters into kibbles and bits.

      A 30mm autocannon round hits with the same kinetic energy impact as falling off a 45 story building. The A-10's autocannon hits with the same impact as falling from a mile up.

      There are few things more beautiful than the glowing infrared silhouette of a terrorist turning briefly into a spray of fireflies that fade into nothing.

  7. Images of 9/11: A Visual Remembrance

    Breitbart, by Staff

    The whole world experienced the attacks of September 11, 2001, in real time. Videos, photos, and audio captured the horror wreaked that day by Islamic jihadists and the heroism of ordinary Americans. In our effort to never forget, Breitbart News provides you a visual remembrance of that fateful day when the world changed. ...

  8. FOR the VICTIMS of (911, –– THEIR LOVED ONES, –– FAMILIES, –– FRIENDS, __ for our NATION, __ and for the WORLD:

    Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen,
    Fallet sanft und selig zu!
    Welt, ich bleibe nicht mehr hier,
    Hab ich doch kein Teil an dir,
    Das der Seele könnte taugen.
    Hier muss ich das Elend bauen,
    Aber dort, dort werd ich schauen
    Süßen Friede, stille Ruh.

    Slumber, my weary eyes,
    Fall softly and close in contentment.
     O World, I will linger here no more.
    For indeed, I find nothing in you
    Pleasing to my soul.
    Here I am resigned to misery,
    But there, there I shall feel
    Sweet peace and quiet rest.

    ~ J.S. Bach - aria from the cantata Ich habe genug

    An especially beautiful performance by world renowned German baritone Thomas Quasthoff is available at my blog. Other versions different but equally fine by Natalie Dessaye and Kathleen Ferrier may be found on YouTube. I've enjoyed all three, and am about to lisen to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, who may have made the finest recording of all.

  9. Why These 9/11 Monsters Still Haven’t Faced Trial

    New York Post,

    by Max Jaeger

    They say the wheels of justice turn slowly — but now they’ve ground to a virtual halt. Seventeen years after they helped murder 2,977 innocents in the worst terrorist attack on US soil, five 9/11 suspects — including self-avowed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — have not faced trial. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for all five men and have attempted for years to try the case, but a constantly shifting venue, questions over coerced evidence and the limitations of holding trials at Guantanamo Bay have slowed the case to a crawl. Victims’ families say the legal limbo puts them through hell.

    America is going through hell waiting. I would have thought at the very least that these animals would have been tried secretly at GITMO, found guilty and then executed. That seventeen years have passed and no trials is criminal enough to our Uniform Code of Military Justice. These non-combatants, or whatever title should have met swift justice ...

  10. ´We remember the moment when America fought
    back!´ Trump commemorates heroes of Flight
    93 and pledges to fight ´radical Islamic terrorism´
    as U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes,*

    Daily Mail (UK) & Wires

    by David Martosko

    President Donald Trump commemorated the victims of Flight 93 on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, praising the heroes who stopped a hijacked plane from reaching Washington, D.C. seventeen years ago. A quartet of plots in 2001 shook America´s collective sense of national security and signaled the global beginning of a new normal. They ´took their own fate, and America´s fate, into their own hands´ by storming the cockpit and forcing a group of jihadis to crash into a field instead of turning the U.S. Capitol building into a domed inferno. ´America will never forget what your loved ones did for all of ...

  11. I measure every Grief I meet
    With narrow, probing, eyes __
    I wonder if It weighs like Mine __
    Or has an Easier size.

    I wonder if They bore it long ––
    Or did it just begin ––
    I could not tell the Date of Mine ––
    It feels so old a pain ––

    I wonder if it hurts to live ––
    And if They have to try ––
    And whether – could They choose between ––
    It would not be – to die ––

    I note that Some – gone patient long ––
    At length, renew their smile ––
    An imitation of a Light
    That has so little Oil ––

    I wonder if when Years have piled ––
    Some Thousands ––on the Harm ––
    That hurt them early –– such a lapse ––
    Could give them any Balm ––

    Or would they go on aching still
    Through Centuries of Nerve ––
    Enlightened to a larger Pain ––
    In Contrast with the Love ––

    The Grieved –– are many –– I am told ––
    There is the various Cause ––
    Death –– is but one –– and comes but once ––
    And only nails the eyes ––

    There’s Grief of Want –– and grief of Cold ––
    A sort they call “Despair” ––
    There’s Banishment from native Eyes ––
    In sight of Native Air ––

    And though I may not guess the kind ––
    Correctly –– yet to me
    A piercing Comfort it affords
    In passing Calvary ––

    To note the fashions –– of the Cross ––
    And how they’re mostly worn ––
    Still fascinated to presume
    That Some –– are like my own ––

    ... Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  12. Hope the storm isn't too serious near you, AOW.

    1. Duck,
      Thank you. It's not easy for me to accomplish hurricane preparations on my own. **sigh**

      Northern Virginia will get quite a bit of rain but little gusty wind. Or so says that latest storm report. We'll see, I guess.

      I am taking some precautions -- particularly securing the trash cans, the kettle grill, and some garden ornaments.

      Hoping not to lose power!

    2. I'm optimistic, but I think the winds will be less than earlier this year......definitely less than the Derecho of a few years ago.

      I'm more concerned with the softening of the ground, and fallen trees,with all of the recent rain.

  13. Even though our foreign policy strategy has followed al Qaeda's playbook since 9/11.....that must not stop us from honoring our sacrifices and must not quench our fire to hunt down and eliminate any who would perpetrate like acts.

    Never forget......

  14. Something to ponder, from my good friend Midnight Rider of Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

    It has been nearly a generation now.

    17 years since the skies of a beautiful September morning turned to horror, blackened with the flesh and blood and bones and hopes and dreams and plans of 3,000 souls gone in a moment, changing our nation and the world forever.

    17 years of war.

    My wife and I have raised a family in that time.

    My nephew was born 3 days earlier. He just turned 17. A Junior in high school.

    My youngest daughter was 3. Now a Junior in college.

    My oldest daughters were in junior high. Now married with families of their own living too far away.

    With our six grandchildren.

    Except for my two oldest none of these children or grandchildren or any of that generation have known a time without America at war, although I doubt most of them realize it. Afghanistan is something that occasionally "intrudes" on their life during the evening news or newspaper headlines. But they don't understand why.

    They don't connect Ground Zero and Manchester and Bataclan and Nice


    and Benghazi

    A generation of TSA and Homeland Security

    Of taking off your shoes to board a plane

    Only passengers beyond security

    A generation of barricades in front of public malls and stores

    Of police armed like soldiers

    of ubiquitous intrusive surveillance and The Patriot Act

    A generation of see something say something.

    taught that a backpack on a park bench wasn't something someone forgot

    but a potential bomb

    A generation of watching the news


    A generation who has never known life without war

    of a war without borders

    never known a time of peace

    and likely never will

    a generation not of innocence lost

    but never allowed to be

    a generation with far too many who have accepted this as normal

    If they even think about it at all

    That crisp September morning

    filled with ash and smoke and fire and fear

    Seared into memories just a generation ago

    About what evil has brought us to this place

    In their young lifetimes

    Just another casualty

    of this generation of war

    1. An elegant –– almost poetic –– assessment of the damage 911 has done to Western Civlization.

      But I will maintain to my dying day that we have ALLOWED ourslves to be so victimized by refusing to implement DIDADIN –– an admittedly Draconian Dolution to a Deadly Threat –– but it WOULD at least have BEEN a genuine SOLUTION. Unfortunately, the tomfoolery of the Aggressive Wimps derided able has held sway, so now must fight an ENDLESS WAR with no hope of ever achieving a RESOLUTION to the CONFLICT, except by our accepting DEFEAT..

      In this way The Enemies, –– who have no scruples and no princples ––, will be able to win though INERTIA and ATTRITION.


    After great pain
    A formal feeling comes
    The nerves sit ceremonious –– like tombs.

    The stiff hear questions
    Was it He that bore ––
    And yesterday –– or centuries before?

    The feet mechanical go round ––
    A wooden way
    Of ground or air or ought.

    Regardless grown ––
    A quartz contentment lie a stone.

    This is the hour of lead.
    Remembered –– if outlived ––
    As freezing persons recollect the snow.

    First chill ––
    Then stupor ––
    Then –– the letting go.

    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  16. There were probably some big celebrations and dancing today on the roof of the Victory Mosque overlooking ground zero.


    Burka Baby, please be mine.
    Shed your tent and be my Valentine.
    Baby, Baby, baby, please let me in.
    Drop that veil, c'mon let's sin.

    Oh oh oh! Burka Baby, don't you torture me.
    You know I want you bad, so let me see
    What you got behind that heavy curtain.
    Baby baby, through those slits you eyes are flirtin.'

    If I can't have you, I'm just gonna die
    You know you're gettin' hot, and so am I.
    I can hear you hissin.‘ So, let’s start kissin.’
    You just don't know what it is you're missin'


    Burka Baby, we just hit the sky!
    When we hit the ground, we’re gonna die.
    Burka Baby, 

    }}}}}} SPLAT {{{{{{{


    .. Yu No Hu

  18. You are in my thoughts and prayers always my friend..xoxox

  19. An excellent read for you 'believing: infidels" is Leon Uris' novel The HAJ. It gives an interesting and informative background not only on the origins of the death cult Islam, mislabeled as a religion, but also on the 7th century Boss Tweed Mohammed. It's just too bad the mountain didn't fall on him.

    1. I recommend both Uris's The Haj and Michener's Caravans.

  20. Random Early Morning Thought for the Day. Make of it what you will:

    IF the left is winning, it's only because of two things:

    1. American Education was taken over long ago, subverted and perverted by insurgent leftist intellectuals from Europe

    2. In 1965 DemonRats in power arranged the DELIBERATE IMPORTATION of hordes of unenlightened, less-advanced, non-white foreigners many of them hostile by nature to American values and traditions to change our culture and upset the balance of power demographically –– much as OUR ancestors had disrupted and virtually destroyed the INDIAN tribes who greeted US when WE first arrived in the early 1600's.

  21. Yes, I’ve read Caravan also. Both books insightful and in a sane world, sane country, both would be on high school read lists.

    1. Just yesterday I recommended Caravans to my high school American Literature class.

  22. islam is a cancer. If we're not going to kill it it must at least be contained in the sandbox.


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