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Saturday, September 11, 2010


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-George Santayana

I often use that quote, particularly regarding events of that fateful day 9 years ago. It seems to go largely unheeded by many, but here is an excellent article to which I was sent a link by a friend:

Imagining Islam -by Andrew C. McCarthy:

If only the fantasy were true: If only there actually were a dominant, pro-American, echt moderate Islam, an ideology so dedicated to human rights, so sternly set against savagery, that acts of terrorism were, by definition, “un-Islamic activity.” Imagine an Islam that, far from a liability, proved an asset (indeed, an indispensable asset) in combating the threat against us. Imagine that we could accurately call the threat mere “extremism” — no “Islamic” (or even “Islamist”) modifier being necessary because the “extremists” truly were a tiny, aberrant band, fraudulently “hijacking” a great religion.

If the fantasy were true, who among us would not be proud to mark the annual observance of September 11 by breaking ground on a $100 million Islamic center cum mosque at the site of the most horrific attack in American history? In the nine years since the atrocities that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pa., such an Islam — if it really existed — would have spearheaded the defeat of America’s enemies.

Read more...it's worth the time it'll take.

Here at "La Casa de Camo", 9-11 is not forgotten:

Previous posts on this subject:
2006 - Jeanette...
2007 - Dwelling on the past...
2008 - Don't forget...
2009 - Once upon a time...

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