Remember 9/11: Stop Sanitizing The Killers


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.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores
.
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here
for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click

here
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