Archive for September 11th, 2011
You will be told countless times today by the mainstream media and the political élite that it’s time to ‘move on’ – or perhaps consider the feelings of Muslims, whom some are claiming are the new ‘victims’ of 9/11 – radical Islam’s war on civilisation. Ignore them.
On this morning in 2001, 2,974 innocent people were killed by 19 Islamic terrorists: 246 were passengers on the aircraft that were hijacked for the operation. 2,603 died in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon.
200 people were estimated to have jumped or fallen from the towers.
6,294 were treated for injuries sustained as a direct result of the attacks by local hospitals. 411 emergency workers who attended the scene died attempting to rescue people and fight fires. Read the rest of this entry »
There will be a plethora of articles today about the events surrounding 09/11/2001, the day radical Islam declared war on the civilised world. Un:dhimmi contributor Star takes a more personal approach here, looking through the eyes of two people who were there:
A few weeks ago, I took a class in making silver jewelry from precious metal clay. I was on my way to the studio to finish up some rings that I had made for my daughters and I and had to detour a bit because there was a 3-alarm fire in a shop at the opposite end of the shopping center from the studio. No big deal, right? So as I was sitting there working on my rings, I heard a lady who was in the shop say that she just didn’t want to go outside. I told her that it was alright because the fire was quite a distance away from us and it was completely under control.
She looked at me with haunted eyes and said “I was in Tower One on September 11th.”
Wow. You could have heard a pin drop and I just stammered and told her I was so sorry. I asked a few questions, and in the process I learned that she was on the 51st floor and walked down in high heels after Rick Rescorla got them moving. She walked home across the Brooklyn Bridge. It took fifteen hours in high heels. She said that she got home, and the next morning, got up, packed her car and said she was heading to her mother’s home where people were normal. Her husband followed later that week and they got transfers from their jobs and moved.
This picture above really shows the desperation more than any other. I can’t really imagine how many people were killed on 9-11. I challenge you to simply read each of their names in remembrance. When you’re done, I believe you will have a more accurate picture of just what the terrorists stole from our country on 9-11. And why we will NEVER forget.
To read the story of any of the victims of the 9-11 Terrorist attacks, click on their name.
If there is an asterisk after their name, you will find a picture of the person at the link.
World Trade Center
Gordon McCannel Aamoth, 32, New York, N.Y.*
Maria Rose Abad, 49, Syosset, N.Y.*
Edelmiro (Ed) Abad, 54, New York, N.Y.*
Andrew Anthony Abate, 37, Melville, N.Y.*
Vincent Abate, 40, New York, N.Y.*
Laurence Christopher Abel, 37*
William F. Abrahamson, 58, Cortland Manor, N.Y.*
Richard Anthony Aceto, 42, Wantagh, N.Y.*
Erica Van Acker, 62, New York, N.Y.*
Heinrich B. Ackermann, 38, New York, N.Y.*
Paul Andrew Acquaviva, 29, Glen Rock, N.J.*
Donald L. Adams, 28, Chatham, N.J.*
Shannon Lewis Adams, 25, New York, N.Y.*
Stephen Adams, 51, New York, N.Y.*
Patrick Adams, 60, New York, N.Y.*
Ignatius Adanga, 62, New York, N.Y.*
Christy A. Addamo, 28, New Hyde Park, N.Y.*
Terence E. Adderley, 22, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.*
Sophia B. Addo, 36, New York, N.Y.*