Last night, in his opening monologue, Sean Hannity said the Left has a pre-9/11 mentality when it comes to radical Islam.
Hannity said while President Trump is seeking to protect the country from terrorist infiltration, Leftists act as if 9/11 never happened.
He isn’t the only one saying this.
But I think he’s wrong.
It isn’t that the Left has a pre-9/11 mentality.
The truth is, this appeasement and conscious effort to curry favor with radical Islam never would have happened had it not been for the September 11, 2001 attack.
In fact, I would venture to say that this shameless pandering to Islamists happened because of 9/11.
I’m sure you recall the rush to excuse radical Islam after the 9/11 attacks.
Who can forget the endless editorials and news reports on “Why do they hate us?”
This false flag known as “Islamophobia” is a post-9/11 phenomenon.
Leftists see welcoming radical Islamists and Sharia-adherents into America as the way to atone for our supposed “sins” that they believe caused 9/11.
The pre-9/11 mentality was believing America would never be attacked – that our homeland would stay safe.
Pre-9/11 Americans had a false sense of security.
That’s not what’s happening now.
Not at all.
The Leftists believe that the way to defeat “radical extremists” is to show them that we are “tolerant” and “welcoming.”
After all, America’s arrogance, imperialism and greed caused the 9/11 attacks, not Muslim terrorists.
So if we grovel before these radicals and show them how accepting we are, they will not hurt us.
If we fling open our borders and let them flood in, we will prove to the terrorists that we are as peaceful and accepting as fluffy little lambs.
And the Islamists knew the American Left would respond just that way.
They knew this obsession with political correctness would be their gateway into this country.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted this to his interrogator at Gitmo.
In an interview on “The Kelly File,” James Mitchell — the man who interrogated KSM — said this:
“Here’s the way political correctness works for a guy like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It allows them to operate in our midst without being challenged. It allows them to ratchet up the focus on sharia law without us pushing back on it. And we end up inadvertently imposing on ourselves the blasphemy laws of sharia, because we cut back on the things that they find offensive.”
And in that respect, 9/11 accomplished far more for the terrorists than simply bringing down the Twin Towers and slaughtering three thousand Americans.
It’s had a ripple effect on our nation that we still feel today.
It unleashed a pandering rush of political correctness that sought to blame Islamophobia rather than the Islamists.
Americans on the Left responded to the 9/11 attack in exactly the way the terrorists hoped they would.
They bent over backwards to appease the Islamists in order to prove that they were tolerant and accepting.
The 9/11 attack was the inciting incident.
But the actual long-term damage from that attack is far more insidious.
And it was accomplished thanks to the “tolerant” appeasement of the American Left.
This is precisely what the terrorists hoped to exploit.
More from Mitchell’s interview:
“[T]he easiest way to win the long battle to take over the world with sharia law was actually through immigration and by out-breeding non-Muslims. He [KSM] said that like-minded jihadi brothers would immigrate to western democracies and to the United States. They would wrap themselves in our civil liberties for protection. They would support themselves in our welfare systems while they spread their jihadi message. And then when the time was right, they would rise up and attack.”
Is this not exactly what is happening today?
For all their hatred for this country, the radical Islamists played the American Left perfectly.
They knew exactly how the PC Left would respond to such a horrific attack on their own fellow Americans.
So, no. This isn’t a pre-9/11 mentality. This never would have happened but for the fact that we were attacked on 9/11.
Terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed knew how the American Left would respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack like the one on September 11, 2001.
And the Left played right into their hands.
It’s remarkably diabolical.
And this is what we’re up against.
This is what we’re fighting.
Though the smoke is gone and the rubble long cleared away, the Left’s appeasement of radical Islam is real lasting damage caused by the September 11 attack.
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