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Sunday, September 11, 2005
On the 4-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, there have been plenty of programs on TV about the profiles of the terrorist scum that carried out the attacks.

Last night, I watched a program profiling the life of Mohammad Atta; the hijacker of Flight 11. A sick, twisted individual from Egypt, this young man went through a transition of hatred towards the American way of life. What is to blame for this attitude? No one can be certain what is going through the mind of an individual bent on destruction, but one thing is certain: the Islamofascist outlook on life (which in my opinion is not valid under any circumstances...even their "religion") played a major part.

The training provided to the twisted mindset was carried out unwittingly, by American citizens who ran legitimate businesses. In effect, the terrorists took advantage of the American way of life they are brainwashed to hate, yet previous to the attacks lived as if they were Americans. These individuals violated they very Holy law they are supposedly fighting for by indulging in activities not congruent to their own way of life. As if programmed by some entity unimaginable, the terrorists felt as if they were acting in favor of Allah. If Allah is "merciful and compassionate" as they supposedly read everyday in the Holy Koran, these attacks are not even warranted. As a matter of fact, based on firsthand experience by Zinga from Word., these misguided individuals are given three choices when dealing with hostages: care for them (which would seem the logical choice if Allah is indeed "merciful and compassionate"), release them or cut off their head. How archaic is this?

With evidently little positive guidance, these miscreants are taught (or perhaps they choose to interpret) from an early age that this behavior is acceptable. This attitude is obviously not conducive to the American way of life, nor practiced by Americans. There is a certain notion of honor and respect involved with respect to human life in the American way of life. Plainly evident, terrorism is an ideology that should hold no ground and due to the actions of the newly liberated Iraqi people, does not hold ground. People are generally sick of terrorism as an ideology. Sick that a concept exists. Fortunately, we have people who are willing to do something about it; by taking the fight to the terrorist's doorstep.

There has been talk about what to erect in the shadows of the Twin Towers. This should be a no-brainer. What better way to give the good old fashioned one finger salute to this failed ideology than to erect the Twin Towers in their original form on the same site? There have been proposals to permanently shoot twin beams of light into the stratosphere as if the human lives lost are easily replaced by photons. I realize that the intent is the overall representation of the Twin Towers, but being the financial capital of the world deserves no other monument than the Towers themselves.

People from around the globe have spoken, and their collective voices shout with resilience, that terrorism is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. This, of course, takes time. Perhaps more time than some individuals are willing to commit. That is the sad truth. Given recent natural disastrous events, it is also evident that the American people can rally together for the better of a nation. While able to rebound from a second attack on the financial infrastructure of the United States, Americans are fighting a war on at least two separate fronts, all the while policing up the effects of uncontrollable natural disasters. America may not be the richest country in the world, but the people's attitude is one of which denounces attacks on her way of life.

What we have gained and become as a nation was achieved through bloodshed and hard work; there is no mistaking that. This attitude needs to be revived every now and again thanks to individuals that show too much solidarity for a more complacent outlook, and more lenient policies. American's need to rally together as a whole (easier said than done, I realize) and rid our great nation of these threats. Don't forget that there have been attacks in the past, specifically 1993 and 2001, and try and remember where you came from. I don't care if you are Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal; this threat is real and needs to be abolished. Thank God for those who have the intestinal fortitude to stand up and fight for what's our way of life.


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