Skip to comments.Michelle Malkin - Remember 9/11: Stop sanitizing the killers
Posted on 09/07/2004 10:53:51 PM PDT by kattracks
The third anniversary of Sept. 11 is upon us. We remain at war -- and the media remain in denial.
How many times have you picked up a newspaper and read about terrorist attacks perpetrated not by Muslim terrorists, but by generic "militants" or "guerrillas" or "rebels" or, as Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes noted the Pakistan Times called them, "activists"?
Contrast the media whitewashing of our Islamofascist enemies with the press coverage of the Waco, Texas, siege in 1993 -- which constantly reminded us that David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers were members of a "peculiar religious sect" (New York Times, March 3, 1993) and "a group of religious zealots with a known propensity for violence" (Washington Post, March 2, 1993) who were steeped in a "culture of Christian extremism" (San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 1993).
A Nexis search of the terms "Branch Davidian" and "religious" and "cult" in The New York Times for the year 1993 yielded 151 hits. The vast majority of these references were in headlines and news articles, as opposed to editorials, letters or book reviews. A Nexis search of the terms "al Qaeda" and "religious" and "cult" in The New York Times for the year 2004 yielded just one article -- a magazine piece in March.
The mainstream media pounded President Bush for trying to explain that the War on Terror is unwinnable in a conventional sense. The mainstream press itself proves the president's point every time its reporters disguise the deadly fanatical nature of our opponents in this global war. How are we to win a war against blood-spattered enemies whom our own free press continues to protect through politically correct sanitization?
It wasn't no-name militants or wayward guerrillas who have butchered, beheaded and slaughtered thousands of innocents over the last three years alone. Anniversary reality check:
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Russia stabbed babies to death, shot toddlers in the back, forced children to eat rose petals and drink their own urine, raped teenage girls, executed their teachers and blew themselves up in a crowded school gymnasium. Death toll: 338.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Spain detonated bombs on four commuter trains during Madrid's rush hour. Death toll: 190.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Bali blew up a beach resort with an electronically triggered bomb at one bar and a car bomb hidden in a van at another nightclub filled with young Western tourists on holiday. Death toll: 202.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Pakistan kidnapped and beheaded American journalist Daniel Pearl.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Saudi Arabia kidnapped and beheaded American engineer Paul Johnson.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Iraq kidnapped and beheaded American independent contractor Nick Berg.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Iraq kidnapped and executed Italian security guard Fabrizio Quattrocchi.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in the Philippines kidnapped and killed American missionary Martin Burnham.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Israel engineered near-simultaneous suicide attacks on two buses, killing at least 15 people.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Morocco waged suicide bombing attacks in Casablanca.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Turkey bombed synagogues and the British consulate.
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in America hijacked and incinerated three planes full of men, women and children, trapped pregnant women and firefighters in smoke-filled stairways, and forced office workers to leap 99 stories to their deaths after saying final prayers from the ledges of the World Trade Center on a peaceful September morning. Death toll: 3,000.
They tell us to "never forget." First, let's stop misremembering.
Correction: I misspelled the name of New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick in last week's column. My apologies.
Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist and maintains her weblog at michellemalkin.com
I just watched a repeat on PBS about why the towers fell.
I had seen it before but forgot how stupid it was as they never once mentioned the TERRORISTS who flew planes into the buildings. Just talk about how to make structures safer. How better fire proofing etc. would help. Maybe if we didn't have MURDERERS flying the planes the buildings would still be there.
The media has no interest in reporting what all is going on with these attacks, they never discuss the goals of the terrorists, who is funding and supporting the terrorists. The networks they've built up throughout this country and the world.
They report as little as possible and try to report these as single isolated events -- no connection between the "freedom fighters" of Chechnya which included a 10 "freedom fighters" from Saudi and all the other many terrorist attacks involving Saudis.
The media is clearly misleading the public with it's reporting.
SO YOU'RE SAYING JOHN KERRY DELIBERATELY SHOT HIMSELF?
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Saudi Arabia
I'VE NEVER HEARD THAT. JOHN KERRY DELIBERATELY SHOT HIMSELF?
In the name of Allah, Muslim terrorists in Iraq kidnapped and beheaded
I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD COME ON THIS PROGRAM AND SAY THAT JOHN KERRY DELIBERATELY SHOT HIMSELF. THAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING I'VE EVER HEARD, AND I USED TO WORK FOR TIP O'NEILL.
I think someone lost the battle between post and reply.
Regardless, no one seemed to say anything about Kerry purposefully shooting himself. However, he did shoot himself twice on accident, from being a stupid fool once and slow the next.
And like the woman who spilled hot coffee on herself and sued, if I were as stupid, lazy and careless as Kerry, I wouldn't have brought attention to the fact. Must be a special kind of stupid.
Nah, you missed Chris Mathews horrific attack on Michelle Malkin, that's what the post was alluding to.
When she said that a book stated that Kerry's first purple heart was due to a self-inflicted wound, Mathews had kittens!
He demanded proof that Kerry "shot himself," and then whenever she would try to speak, Mathews would shout her down again.
It was one of the ugliest interviews I've ever seen, and the last time I will ever watch Chris Mathews.
Oh, btw, the Kerry Campaign eventually came out and said that the wound "might" have been self inflicted. No apology from Mathews...
Bumping for a later read.
I think the media thinks that the war on terror is the death knoll to liberalism and their perfect little socialist utopia that they are trying to shove down our throats.
Your post sounds like a Sam Kinison routine.
Except it's not funny. It's sad.
No one talks about it, but I hope that the murdering bastards that flew that plane in were hopefully longer lived than any others, so that they suffered all the way until the buildings fell. And I hope they're all burning in hell.
The misremembering is the really creative part of this equation. Terrorism is not the enemy, it is a tactic of a declared enemy, Islamic militants who, in a patent misrepresentation of the religion they claim to represent, justify all their crimes and atrocities as "necessary" to achieve their ends. And the presumed "end" is the total conversion of EVERY human being on this planet to their version of the religion they have so perverted and misused.
Doesn't leave much room for compromise. Appeasement is not compromise.
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