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From: Gary L. Bauer
VICTORY: 50 DAYS UNTIL THE 2010 ELECTIONS!
At Ground Zero in New York, at the Pentagon and in
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 was brought down, Americans
gathered on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the Islamic jihadist
attack on America. Fox News devoted most of Saturday to coverage of the
ceremonies. It also played a montage of clips from its broadcast in 2001 as the
events of that terrible day unfolded before a shocked nation.
been a lot of shocks in the last nine years. We have seen beheadings, attacks on
civilians and bombings in cities like London and Madrid. We witnessed the
Thanksgiving attack in Mumbai, India, the attempted Christmas eve bombing as
well as dozens of plots uncovered around the globe.
We have seen acid
thrown in the faces of Afghan girls, and Palestinian mothers celebrate the
deaths of their children who chose to be homicide bombers to kill Jews. We
watched a man wearing the uniform of the United States Army walk into a Fort
Hood processing center and kill 13 soldiers and an unborn child. We know this
enemy plans even greater sorrows for us and for free men and women everywhere.
In every one of these cases and in hundreds of others too numerous to
list, the attackers have operated in the name of their Islamic faith. If they
were not Muslims, the 19 hijackers on 9/11 would not have been on the planes.
Yet our president and his media allies continue to deny this truth,
while they continually lecture us on what they call on our lack of tolerance. I
don’t think the country is buying it. In fact, I think America is running out of
patience with a president who shows real passion only when he defends Muslim
Imam Feisal’s Friend: “9/11 An Inside Job”
The New York Post reports today that a close associate of Imam
Feisal Abdul Rauf, who is pushing the Ground Zero mosque, believes that 9/11 was
“an inside job.” In 1997, Rauf founded the American Society for Muslim
Advancement (ASMA). ASMA and the Cordoba Initiative (another of Rauf’s
organizations) are spearheading the drive to raise $100 million for the proposed
13-story Ground Zero mosque.
Faiz Khan was one of the founding board
members of the ASMA Faiz Khan. Khan has preached at least twice to the Islamists
who currently meet at the abandoned Burlington Coat Factory building, where Rauf
plans his mosque. Why is Rauf’s relationship with Khan significant? Khan is a
board member of Muslims for 9/11 Truth and a founder of the
Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth.
On the latter’s
website, Khan wrote, “The prime factor for the success of the criminal mission
known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam,’ although
the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks’ may have played a partial
role, or even a less than partial role — perhaps the role of patsy and
scapegoat.” So, if Islamists didn’t attack us who did?
In 2006, Khan
insisted that the 9/11 hijackers were working for American business interests,
and he said that Citicorp and Procter & Gamble were reaping billions from
the heroine trade. When the New York Post contacted Khan about his
remarks, he did not back down, saying, “I am certain of a few things. . . The
towers and WTC 7 could not have collapsed without controlled demolition place[d]
from the inside.”
So the “moderate” Imam Rauf is partnering with a man
who believes America attacked itself on 9/11. Is this the type of insanity that
will be taught at the mosque at Ground Zero in the name of “tolerance”?
Obama’s Commitment To Jobs
After a nearly
$900-billion stimulus bill, 19 months on the job and rising unemployment,
President Obama last week conceded that the economy is not where it should be.
Unfortunately, there is more evidence that the policies coming out of Washington
are counterproductive to economic growth.
For example, the Obama
administration wants to repeal two tax measures that benefit the energy
industry. Professor Joseph Mason of Louisiana State University has run the
proposed tax changes through the Commerce Department’s economic models and found
that we could “almost immediately lose more than 150,000 stable, private-sector
jobs.” You can read Professor Mason’s analysis here.
Meanwhile, the energy industry and Gulf coast states continue to be
harmed by the administration’s continued ban on deep water oil drilling. Adding
insult to injury is the news that your tax dollars are providing loans for Mexico’s state-owned oil
company to drill in the Gulf.
Do Social Issues Still
The final sprint to Election Day is underway, and many
Republicans are making the familiar argument that the election should be about
one thing: the economy. But they should reject the advice to focus only on
Instead, as I write in my column for Human
Events today, Republicans should highlight the Democrats’ dreadful record in
all policy areas, including on the values issues that continue to inspire and
motivate millions of voters. You can read my piece here.
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