Published 10/31/2010 in the Bucks County Courier

Ground-Zero Mosque: the clash of Western and anti-Western values

by Bill O’Neill 

The ground zero mosque is also ground zero in the “War Against the West”. Disguised as a religious issue, the War against the West is the collision of Western and Anti-Western civilizations. 

The Obama administration and the Third World are insulted by America’s “exploitative colonial and Western Values;  — Individualism, Reason, Liberty, Private Property and Capitalism”. Anti-Westerners prefer Public Ownership, Wealth Redistribution and Big Government with exempt religious enclaves. They claim “wealth is stolen from the oppressed”. [1]

 The war against Western values was the issue on 9/11 when 3,000 innocents were murdered.

 Buildings can be hardened with barriers to thwart terrorists but barriers cannot protect against wrong or evil ideas.

 “Assessing the Terrorist Threat” by the Bi-Partisan Policy Center, [2] lists home-grown terrorists as the most worrisome threat to Americans. Major Hasan who murdered 13 people at Fort Hood was born in America.

 The Terrorist training pipeline inside America includes a rather remote place in Minnesota where 14 terror recruiters were recently arrested. A training center can be one small room easily hidden inside a large “Cultural Center”.

 Is the Constitution a suicide pact? Can America take chances with the safety of citizens? Can the entire Constitution be overlooked in the name of religion?  Yes, answer some people who can’t see past their Kumbaya little worlds, like the group of Langhorne churches who proudly seemed to tell the world they don’t get any of this. [3] They pretend their critics are unreasonable. 

What about the millions who refuse to speak up?  Martin Luther King JR. in his letter from a Birmingham jail was disturbed by “the appalling silence of the good people”.

 Is there danger? You need to decide for yourself. Consider: suicide car bombings; rocket attacks against innocent civilians; the 1968 British Air bombing that killed 60; the assassination of Robert Kennedy; the 1970 Munich airport terrorist attack; the 1970 Swissair murders; the 1970 rocket attacks of the American embassy in Lebanon; the 1972 Munich Olympian murders; the letter bombs; the shoe bombs; the anthrax attacks; the 1979 attack in Mecca that killed 250 and wounded 600; the 1985 Air India bomb that destroyed a 747 and murdered all 327 passengers; the 1985 Achille Lauro murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer; the 1983 Beirut embassy attack, 63 murdered; the 1989 death order against Salmin Rushdie; the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that murdered 19; the October, 2000 U.S.S. COLE murders; the East African Embassies; the truck bombings; the car bombings; the bus bombings; Pan Am 103 Lockerbie; the grenade attacks against ticket counters in Rome and Vienna; the Abu Nidal group; the USO bombing in Naples; the killing of 1,300 Israelis between the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 2003; the Rwanda and Burundi Presidents killed by a rocket that hit their Falcon Jet; the Mogadishu attacks that murdered American Marines; the 1994 Buenos Aires bombing that murdered 86; the 1995 murders on the Paris Metro; the 1996 Athens attack on the U.S. Embassy; the TWA flight 800 bombing off Long Island murdering 230; the 1998 bombings in East Africa in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, that left 300 murdered and over 5,000 injured; Egypt Air flight 990 that was flown straight down into the ocean off Nantucket in 1999;  the Tel Aviv nightclub bombing that murdered 140; American Airlines flight 587 in 2001, Danny Pearl’s 2002 beheading; the 2002 bombing in Peru intended to assassinate President Bush; the 2003 bombings in Riyadh that murdered 35; the 12 bombings in Casablanca that murdered 43; the 2003 bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, 23 murdered, over 100 injuried; the 2002 Bali Nightclub bombs murdered 202; the 2004 Madrid train bombings murdered 191, wounded 1,800; the Iranian hostage crisis; the London subway bombings;  the murder of Theo Van Gogh; the 9/11 attack in NYC; and the deadly list grows.

 America’s enemies are prepared to murder until they overcome our will to fight. The tragedy is the home grown patriots who will not object, — who prefer servitude. Even worse are those who want America destroyed because it’s oppressive and Imperialist which is what animated President Obama to return to England the bust of Winston Churchill. As Samuel Adams wrote: “may posterity forget you were our countrymen”. [4]

[1] Glenn Beck T.V. program with Dinesh D’Souza, Sept. 29, 2010



[3] September 16, 2919 Courier Times Letter to the Editor; Langhorne Area Ministerial Association.

[4] “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”  Samuel Adams

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