Sunday, 11 September 2011

Never forget. Never surrender.

I was going to do a piece assessing how things have changed for better or worse since 11 September 2001, but in going over my notes I decided that this is too important an occasion for bloviating.  Instead, I'm reposting this video I originally made in 2008.

As you watch it, remember one thing that many people would like you to forget:  This was not a "tragedy".  This was an act of war.  It was a deliberate, cold-blooded attack by a load of Islamic fanatics who lusted and still lust after nothing less than the death, forced conversion or enslavement of every man, woman and child on the face of the Earth.  We are in a war now between civilisation and barbarism that is, despite an impressive string of victories, far from won.  In fact, in many ways we are losing it–not least on the home front because we keep forgetting that the enemy isn't "terrorism" but Radical Islam.  And that there are those among us who embrace the Jihadist's goals, if not their tactics.  It is a war that we will not see out and our children may not either, but it is one that must be fought for the sake of everyone who values liberty whether they are Christian, Jew, Atheist, Sikh, Hindu, Agnostic or Muslim.

11 September 2001 isn't just a day of sadness, It is a call to arms.

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