Why 9/11?
9/11 cannot be understood without comprehending the all-consuming hatred of many
Arabs/Muslims for Israel.  If you take the time to read interviews with Osama bin Laden
such as his December 1998 interview with ABC News, it becomes clear that he and his
wing of Islam are totally fixated on the elimination of Israel because that nation occupies
what he believes to be Arab/Muslim lands – especially the Temple Mount/Haram al
Sharif – location of the Al-Aksa mosque and the third most holy place for Muslims next
to Mecca and Medina.  Even though some Arabs/Muslims may fight each other at times –
witness the Iran/Iraq War – most are united in their opposition to Israel and will use any
form of warfare possible to destroy that nation and any nation which is thought to support
Israel.  If we understand that we understand 9/11.
In 1998 bin Laden and other Muslim leaders announced the formation of “The
International Islamic Front for Holy War Against Jews and Crusaders.”  It should be
noted that the word “Crusader” is used to include all Christian nations and Christians in
general who have historically supported Zionism and the State of Israel.  At this time a
religious edict/fatwa was issued: “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies,
civilians, and the military, is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any
country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate al-Aksa Mosque from their grip
and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated, and unable to
threaten any Muslim.  This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, and ‘fight
the pagans all together as they fight you all together,’ and ‘fight them until there is no
more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.’”  Very simply,
this is what is behind 9/11 and related terrorist attacks before and since.  Sadly when this
fatwa came out in 1998, we didn’t take it seriously.  After 9/11 we must!
Ironically, Osama bin Laden and his brand of Islam is totally mistaken that Israel is
occupying Arab/Muslim land.  Everyone knows the people of Israel were in the land
2000 years before Islam ever existed.