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Opinion / Religion - September 20, 2021

Mike's World Views by Mike Henry

I am writing this article on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. What have we learned?
We learned that there are people motivated by hate willing to carry out unthinkable acts of violence against America. In the case of 9-11 it was religious hate, the most dangerous kind. You can argue that it was a perversion of Islam, but the fact remands that it was done in the name of Allah. What a contrast from, “Love your enemies, and do good to those who persecute you.”
We learned that our intelligence agencies weren’t so intelligent. One major problem was that they were prohibited from sharing information with each other. What a great example of liberal stupidity. That has since been corrected.
We learned (hopefully) not to overreact by invading not one, but two, sovereign Arab nations thinking that we could convert them to western values, one of which had nothing to do with 9-11. Sadly, after 20 years in Afghanistan the terrorists are back in control.
I’m afraid with a wide open southern border and now tens of thousands of unvetted Afghan refugees coming to America the threat of another terror attack has greatly increased.
The price for freedom is constant vigilance against those who would destroy it. Radical Islam isn’t our only threat. The radical left is more subtle, but just as dangerous a threat to freedom.

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