The solemn memorial exercises at Ground Zero on Sept. 11 reminded us all that we are at war and that those who were killed by the enemy on that fateful day five years ago were the war’s first official casualties. The names of the dead were read by their relatives, who still suffer their losses. And it is important that we should be reminded of that day, which destroyed our delusion that the fall of the Berlin Wall would usher in a new era of world peace and happiness. Instead, we now face, for the indefinite future, a new World War declared by radical Islam, and the next president may even have to impose the draft.
A PBS Frontline film showed, for the first time, people flying out of the windows of the World Trade Center, hurtling their bodies to sudden death. They had all gone to work that morning expecting nothing more than the usual minor decisions of the day – what to have for lunch, what movie to see that night, what to bring home for the kids. They had no idea that in less than an hour they would have to choose how to die: be burned alive or leap from the building. Not exactly your usual choices on an ordinary work day, courtesy of the religion of peace.
Several thousand people, unable to get out of the buildings, were faced with such biblical choices. Of course, hundreds were killed instantly when the planes plowed into the towers. Their lives were snuffed out before they even knew what hit them. That is how this new World War will be fought by the enemy.
The pope, in his call for dialogue, was trashed by Muslims worldwide because he quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor who minced no words about Muhammad’s religion: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Can there really be dialogue with Islam?
The enemy has lots of names: radical Islam, jihadism, Islamo-fascism, Islamic terrorism. But there is no doubt that at the bottom of all of this is the religion of Islam itself. In his book “Signs of the Times,” published in 1832, the Rev. Alexander Keith quoted Revelation 9:1-2, which states:
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Keith then commented: “Like the noxious and ever deadly vapors which the winds, particularly from the southwest, diffuse in Arabia, Mahometanism spread from hence its pestilential influence – arose as suddenly and spread as widely as smoke arising out of the pit, the smoke of a great furnace. Such is a suitable symbol of the religion of Mahomet, of itself, as compared with the pure light of the Gospel of Jesus. It was not, like the latter, a light from heaven, but a smoke out of the bottomless pit.”
It is always necessary to revert to the Bible to understand the ways of evil in this world and how they manifest themselves in our high-tech civilization. All of the Islamist hijackers who flew the planes into the Twin Towers were driven by an ideology of death that calls itself a religion. Keith wrote further:
“A false religion was set up, which, although the scourge of transgressions and idolatry, filled the world with darkness and delusion; and swarms of Saracens, like locusts, overspread the earth, and speedily extended their ravages over the Roman Empire from east to west.”
What Islam is doing today is merely resuming their war against Christianity and the West. But now they have the riches from their oilfields, which means they have the money to build nuclear bombs. And since they believe in a religion that reveres death, they will not be deterred by “mutually assured destruction.” They are as ready as ever to sacrifice millions of their own people for victory over the infidel.
Anyone who understands the geopolitics of this war understands that the conflict in Iraq is very much a part of this World War. Meanwhile, the Democrats play irresponsible politics, the liberal media undermines the president and the war effort, and the American people don’t quite know what to make of all of this. They are too busy trying to keep their heads above water. But they now know that incredibly stupid politics among our protective agencies let 9/11 take place. It was not just a bomb on a subway train or in a nightclub, but the destruction of the two tallest buildings in the first metropolis of the Western world and the destruction of four giant airliners resulting in the deaths of almost 3,000 people. The price for inept politics can be astronomical.
We are being told by liberals that it is the war in Iraq that is causing such hatred of America among the Muslims. So, I guess they loved us when they bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut killing over 200 Marines and bombed the embassies in Africa. Israel has been hated by the Muslims since it was created in 1948. Yet, Israel continues to exist and prosper. If we formulate our policies on the basis of how well we are loved or hated by others, we shall have surrendered our freedom and sovereignty and chosen to live as slaves to the whims of our enemies.
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