Today, in 2001, America was *really* made aware of the enemy. The first plane hit the WTC tower at 8:45 EST. I was dropping off my kids at that time at school at BCBCA, and slogging my way home in the station wagon, and promptly took a nap when I got home. I woke up and logged onto my desktop, and a friend said "turn on the news". 9:03 am. I woke up at 8:20 cst and logged on. I looked at the TV in astonishment "this is like a movie" "is this a movie being played out" "can this be real" "no way this is real". Yes, Virginia, there is a terrorist attack on the US and it just happened.
In in a few hours, in a nutshell - here is the timeline:
7:59 A.M. - American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people on board, departs Boston's Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
8:14 A.M. - United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 people on board, departs from Boston's Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
8:20 A.M. - American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 64 people on board, departs Washington Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
8:40 A.M. - The FAA notifies NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11.
8:42 A.M. - United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 44 people on board, departs from Newark International Airport bound for San Francisco International Airport.
8:43 A.M. - The FAA notifies NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of United Airlines Flight 175.
8:45 A.M. - American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the north World Trade Center tower (1 Tower).
8:46 A.M. - Jet fighters are scrambled from Otis Air National Guard Base in Fallmouth, Massachusetts.
9:03 A.M. - United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south World Trade Center tower (2 Tower).
9:08 A.M. - The FAA bans all takeoffs of flights going to or through New York airspace.
9:17 A.M. - The FAA shuts down all New York City-area airports.
9:21 A.M. - All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan are closed.
9:24 A.M. - The FAA notifies NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77.
9:25 A.M. - The FAA orders shutdown of all airports nationwide, banning takeoffs of all civilian aircraft.
9:31 A.M. - President George W. Bush makes a statement from Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida calling the crashes an "apparent terrorist attack."
This is only the capstone on the attacks that have been going on the past 1400 years since the inception of Islam. Call me "intolerant" call me "hateful" I will speak the truth. There is Dar al Islam, and Dar al Harb (house of war). WE are Dar al Harb. WE are the infidel spoken of in the Koran. We are lucky that many muslims today in the US are like the christians of today - LUKEWARM. In Revelation, we read:
Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
by the way, spue is vomit.
ok. Suffice that we are completely under attack, and war with (despite what our dhimmi-in-chief says) Islam.
As for the preacher down in Fla who is planning on burning the Koran. I'd lke to be there with a lighter & a bottle of charcoal lighter. I'll bring my smokey joe kettle, and start the charcoal with it. We cleaned out our bookshelves of algebra books, coming up with 10 redundant books. Off they were consigned to our burnpile. Math teachers did not rage, riot and kill people over it. Stephen King books were on there too, and some poetry books we had more than 1 copy of. I had quite a few fiction paperbacks to go on there.
Burning books? oh heaven forbid.. it was a way to get rid of them without trying to find a place to dump them off as being so many words on paper.
Muslims kill Christians, terrorize them, vandalize churches, tear up Bibles, use Bibles as toilet paper, yet you don't see groups of Christians rioting, burning down buildings, and killing people for ""the thought of touching a Bible".
And what would Jesus or Paul do with a koran? Jesus had no tolerance for false religion (driving out the moneychangers at the temple), or cursing the fig tree for not bearing fruit. Paul would speak against the koran. Can we do any less?
Speaking of WWJD about the koran, here is a good article by Tim Furnish. I agree. You may not agree with my stance on christianity vs islam, however, denying that islam is a totalitarian regime, is to stick your head in the sand like an ostrich. Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer's site, is a great place to get educated. There is Blogging the Quoran there, where they take the authoritative hadiths to elicidate what the Koran says, and the scholars have asserted over the years. Or just google blogging the quoran jihadwatch and see what comes up.
I get alot of *facepalm* from people I know...who feel this doesn't affect them. It does. And it will.
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