Video clips provide a graphic picture of the events September 11, 2001.
3000 were killed but what sticks in my head are the images of office workers jumping out of buildings to their death. And the physical ugliness of the killers. These people have ugly, misogynistic minds that they wear on their skin. This comic (that I took from Catallaxy) summarises the ugliness accurately.
The Bali killer Bashir and his Aussie lunatic supporters spoke glowingly of establishing an Islamic State in Australia – no, ugly men, we won’t. The enemy is a fanatical part of Islam and we all must recognise that clearly. Decent Muslims must reject this fanatical element clearly and not offer daft excuses that justify killing innocents in terms of 'errant' Western foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. I agree with Pamela Bone that the left has driven the debate to the point where we blame John Howard and George Bush for the killings more than the fanatics who perpetrate these crimes.
An outstanding Wikipedia entry on 9/11 is here.
It is a horrible thought but it is almost certain that we will eventually experience a terrorist attack in Australia. Some believe it is most likely in Melbourne.
Experts warn that Australians has become complacent about terrorism – the evidence suggests we have become more fearful. Phillip Adams suggests the whole terrorist thing is a bit of a bore. But I just retain my long-standing view that terrorism is not a bore but he is.