Hat tip Annaqed
This past week, certain leading Muslim leaders including Professor Akbar Ahmed, CAIR's Nihad Awad and MPAC's Salam Al Marayati, voiced their displeasure at a video that is being featured at the 9-11 Memorial Museum, which refers to Islamic jihadists etc. They are concerned that uninformed people might get the impression that Islam itself was to blame for the attacks.
Louis Palme, writing in Annaqed.com, responds by posting the farewell letter found in 9-11 hijacker Mohammed Atta's luggage. I think it is highly instructive to read Atta's words.
So are 1.6 billion Muslims to blame for 9-11? No. On the other hand, I think the blood of those 3,000 Americans who died on 9-11 gives us every right to examine and discuss the ideology that drove them. CAIR, MPAC, and Professor Akbar Ahmed can disown Mohammad Atta all they want and try to isolate and pin all the blame on an organization called al Qaeda. But Al Qaeda is not THE problem; it is only a manifestation of the problem. The 9-11 hijackers did not commit those atrocities in the name of stopping global warming.
I as a non-Muslim will not be so presumptuous as to go along with the liberal and politically-correct mantra that Atta and his fellow hijackers did not understand their own religion. At some point, we have to take our enemies at their word. Louis Palme has figured that out. Too bad so many others have not.