9/11: A New Vocabulary
On September 11, 2001, the most horrific incident in America occurred when war was waged upon the cities of New York City and Washington, DC, leaving carnage and heartbreak in their wake.
Terrifying images of these attacks were savagely carved with a knife upon the collective hearts, souls, and minds of countless Americans.
We watched in shock as jets flew into the World Trade Center.
We cried as people leapt from flaming buildings, as others ran ash-covered through the streets trying to escape, and as parents, spouses, and children frantically searched for loved ones.
Regardless of our differences, we united as a nation to offer support and prayer to our fellow citizens.
For the first time, we felt threatened and violated on our own soil. We became familiar with terms we had never heard before or didn’t understand: al-Qaeda, Jihad, Quran, Taliban.
We came to know the hate-filled, hate-mongering mastermind, Osama bin Laden.
America cried for justice, for punishment, for protection. We witnessed a worldwide search for weapons of mass destruction, the creation of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the US Patriot Act, passed by Congress.
We went to war, supposedly to ensure that an event such as 9/11 would never happen again. Brave men and women of our military gave their lives to protect and promote democracy. Patriotism swept the country.
Flash forward to 2012 and my, how our vocabulary has increased!
Sharia law and Jumah are examples of formerly unfamiliar words that have now become part of the national conversation.
The efforts of the Islamic to foist Sharia law upon our judicial system are making inroads into our national consciousness.
Janet Levy states, “Our uniquely American virtues of tolerance and freedom have worked against us to produce intolerance and oppression. This has led to the stealthy introduction of Shariah Law and a climate in which criticisms of Mohammed and Islam are no longer possible without serious repercussions.”
Progressives laugh and ridicule those that voice their concerns, but one only has to Google to find countless examples of Sharia law being introduced and enforced within our society.
Thanks to the Democratic Convention and Obama, we now know exactly what Jumah is–a congregational prayer. Muslim-Americans held a prayer event on the Friday before the Democratic National convention, to highlight issues that Muslim-Americans felt specifically targeted them.
Nothing wrong with that, right? Not according to Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
“The leaders of this event-Jibril Hough and Imam Sraj Wahhaj are not moderates,” Dr. Jasser stated. “They are radicals. These individuals embrace Islamist supremacy and have demonstrated support for radical ideologies.”
In this era of political correctness, there is another war being waged. Not with weapons…but with an insidious assault against the very fiber of our nation.
New words for new times.
What can be a fitting tribute for all those who perished on 9/11–and since then–at the hands of extremists?
Love those who love America and what she stands for. Support those that are fighting to protect our individual rights and freedoms. Protect those who cannot protect themselves.
America has lost her way, but with the efforts and prayers of millions of patriots, she can and will gain back the reputation as being the greatest country in the world.
God bless America.
State State Director of Politichicks Mississippi, Lydia Goodman is a former teacher and stay-at-home mom. She is currently in the process of starting a small business (“without Obama’s help,” she adds.)