What hath 9/11 wrought?
Yesterday I said that we should shun the official 9/11 anniversary ceremonies, because
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.In her column yesterday, Diana West made a similar point, but even more strongly. She says that 9/11 is bringing about a new golden age of Islam, characterized by active American empowerment of the Islamic program of Islamic supremacy over non-Muslims:
In Afghanistan, our forces are now “trained on the sanctity of the holy book (the Koran) and go to significant steps to protect it,” as the official International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) website reported last year.And where does the rule not to speak badly about the Koran and Islam come from? From Islam itself. The Islamic law not only prohibits speaking badly about Islam, it makes it a capital offense. Now of course the U.S. military authorities will not execute an American officer who speaks badly about the Koran, but they will kill his career. And that is enough to put the U.S. substantially in compliance with sharia. We are doing the bidding of Islam. Indeed, we are now the universal enforcer of Islam, as I said in June 2009 about President Obama’s Cairo speech in which he declared that he would oppose anti-Islamic “stereotypes” wherever they appear:
By defining the responsibility of the President of the United States as “fighting against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear,” which means nothing less than punishing and silencing truthful criticism of Islam, wherever it appears, Obama has defined the United States of America as an agent of the Islamic agenda to Islamize the world.Diana West’s column continues:
Did the Pentagon restrict language about “Mein Kampf” or the “Communist Manifesto”? They, too, were blueprints for world conquest that the United States opposed. Of course not. But the Koran is different. It is protected by Islamic law, and that’s enough for the Pentagon. Not incidentally, ISAF further cautioned troops to direct suspects to remove any Korans from the vicinity before troops conduct a search—no doubt for the unstated fear that infidel troops might defile the protected book.
I think this calls for a revisiting of your post of November 1, 2002 (copied below). 9/11 was one of the most evil acts (second perhaps only to rap music) committed by a minority/non-Western group against the majority American society. George W. Bush, perhaps the most liberal President since LBJ, only knew how to respond to this act by following Auster’s First Law of Majority-Minority Relations: he (1) restricted the normal freedoms and activities of ordinary Americans (e.g. TSA) and (2) sent thousands of working class white Americans in the American armed forces to their graves in order to bring “freedom” to places like Afghanistan and Iraq (which are now in the process of using that freedom to install Islamic governments and Islamic law).LA replies:
Thanks for finding that, since that entry is where I first directly related the First Law to the 9/11 attack. And it was written just a year after the attack. So it was already evident within a year of 9/11 that instead of being more sceptical about Muslims after 9/11, as normal human beings would have been, we had instead become aggressively more accepting and approving of them, showing how liberalism turns reality on its head.James N. writes:
I don’t think celebrating defeats is a good idea.Lydia McGrew writes:
Apropos of Diana West’s discussion of our special solicitude for the Koran in Afghanistan, I thought this story relevant. While showing such concern for the treatment of the Koran, our military burns shipments of Bibles to Afghanistan (not even willing to send them back to the church that sent them) as “trash” out of fear that they might be distributed. In other words, our military helps to enforce an Afghani ban on Bibles as contraband.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 10, 2011 03:18 PM | Send