September 11, 2001: Never Forget!

September 10, 2010

Nine years ago, the United States experienced the most horrible attack on US soil since the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Mainstream media is going out of their way not to show the terrible images from this day. Youtube has some weird censorship in place. Try to search for “911” or “911 footage” or any other similar terms and you will get this message: No videos found for “”

Well, with a little creativity you can still find video of the horrible events of 9/11/2001. Florida Pundit believes it is appropriate for people to witness and remember these horrible acts on the anniversary of the attack.

When I grew up in the 1970s in Central Europe, my school never hesitated to show us the graphic videos of Nazi atrocities committed against Jews. These were acts that were committed when our grandparents were young adults. It was a good and effective way to show how evil can come to power even in a place that, based on its contributions to science, philosophy and the arts, was a center of the best of humanity.

Similarly, we should not shrink from showing what radical Islam did on 9/11/2001. We will know that the lessons of 9/11 have been learned when Islamic schools in the Middle East and elsewhere show these images to their students to make sure this never happens again. Unfortunately, we appear to be a long way from this becoming a reality. We hope that the vast majority of Muslims who live peaceful lives will have the courage to confront the evil that has bred in their midst and will become active participants in eradicating radical Islam.

Here is a collage of live news reports on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when everyone initially still hoped that the first plane to hit the World Trade Center Towers was a tragic accident, and, during live coverage the second plane hitting the second Tower, made it obvious that this was a terrorist attack:

Here is another video of the events of 9/11/2001. Never forget!

If you search on Youtube for other video, please ignore all the crazy 9/11 truther videos that don’t seem to be censored the way the real events are censored. There is a lot of stupid commentary on 9/11 out there, most recently all the dumb coverage of an idiotic Florida pastor who wants to burn a book and the excuses made for the demagogues in the Islamic world who want to make this a cause for killing more people.

Radical Islam is evil. Period. A few enlightened Muslims recognize this and are calling for reform. We applaud these voices of reason and support them in their difficult task.

In the meantime, we cannot shrink from the responsibility of fighting radical Islam everywhere in the world. We must not lose the will to defend Western values of freedom, tolerance and democracy.

We need to have the resolve that Winston Churchill expressed in 1940 about facing the Nazi menace:

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