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The World Still Blames America for 9/11


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

War on Terror 

12 Sep 2008, NewAgeIslam.Com 

The World Still Blames America for 9/11

By Michelle Malkin: Columnist

 Friday, September 12, 2008

Al-Qaida's media relations department must be seething. Or rather, they must be seething beyond the usual Destroy America/Kill the Jews/Behead the Infidels/Convert-or-Die seething that is their second nature. After years of churning out throat-slitting propaganda videos, investing in the finest video editing software and studio sets, and establishing cosy relations with sympathetic international newspapers and global network news channels, the jihadists still don't get no respect from world opinion.


They are the Rodney al-Dangerfields of global mass murderers.


A poll released this week of more than 16,000 people in 17 nations revealed that "majorities in only nine countries believe al-Qaida was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001." A mere 46 percent of individuals overall said they believed al-Qaida executed the attacks -- despite all the back-patting, fist-pumping video productions from AQ's media arm, al-Sahab, claiming credit.

In 2006, the AQ flacks released tape of Osama bin Laden at an Afghan training camp with several of the 9/11 hijackers. "I ask you to pray for them and to ask God to make them successful, aim their shots well, set their feet strong and strengthen their hearts," bin Laden urged in the sicko promo. In April, another clip showed irate and aggrieved jihadi leader Ayman al-Zawahri lambasting Hezbollah for crediting Israel for the 9/11 attacks. "The purpose of this lie is clear -- (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he griped.

But to no avail. Maybe this is why FBI Most Wanted Terrorist Adam Yahiye Gadahn, the American-born Muslim convert turned al-Qaida publicist, has not been heard from in a while. He's been falling down on the job. Either that or those damned 9/11 Truther conspiracy nuts have surpassed the Islamic jihadis' recruitment efforts on YouTube. Time to hire a new viral violence marketing team.

So, who's stealing the bin Laden operation's thunder around the globe and getting all the blame (er, credit) for the September 11 terrorist attacks? The citizens of the world have cast their vote. Seven years after Mohamed Atta, Hani Hanjour and their Allahu Akbar-screaming team succeeded in slaughtering nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children, large numbers of our putative allies in the civilized world still blame America and Israel.

"Israel was behind the attacks, said 43 percent of people in Egypt, 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories," according to the survey. "The U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians." The pollsters noted that no prompting was necessary: "These responses were given spontaneously to an open-ended question that did not offer response options."

Among our great friends south of the border, Mexico boasted "the second-largest number citing the U.S. government as the perpetrator of 9/11 (30 percent, after Turkey at 36 percent). Only 33 percent name al-Qaida." Which, of course, is no shock to those who remember when the U.S. soccer team was taunted with chants of "Osama! Osama! Osama!" after a match in Guadalajara four years ago; or when the team was booed again in 2005 and plastic bags filled with urine were reportedly tossed on American players.

They hate us. They still really, really hate us. And it is not all about Iraq. As a Mexican soccer fan told the Christian Science Monitor: "'Every schoolboy knows about 1848. When they robbed our territory,' referring to when Texas, California and New Mexico were annexed to the U.S. as part of a peace treaty ending the war between the two countries, 'that was the beginning.'"

Not coincidentally, another world opinion poll was released this week that dovetails with the 9/11 survey. While the global community refuses to unite against al-Qaida as a common enemy to humanity, it has decided on who should be America's next president. The BBC-commissioned poll named Barack Obama the world's favourite candidate by an overwhelming margin of four to one. They see in their fellow "citizen of the world" a kindred spirit:

Someone whose former spiritual mentor shares the European elite's "chickens coming home to roost" schadenfreude. Someone who has promoted the need for "empathy" toward the head-chopping jihadists. Someone who shares their fetishizing of terrorists as poor victims of imperialism in need of more "understanding" and "education." Someone who cynically hawks "Buy American" campaign stickers while courting the "Blame America" Left at home and abroad.

Obama is their man. Never forget.


Michelle Malkin makes news and waves with a unique combination of investigative journalism and incisive commentary. She is the author of Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.

©Creators Syndicate





 (27 comments so Far)


Reply # 1

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:21 AM EST

Subject: Good article

And anyone who believes that Obama will somehow "fix" this is smoking something. There are large numbers of people around the world who hate us for no other reason than that we as a people are successful while large numbers of them are held down by their leaders.

No matter what we do these people will always hate us.

MMaddox Location: AL

Reply # 2

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:23 AM EST

I will never forget

those who died.

I will also never forget those American politicians, media, and celebrities who criticize this country and blame it for the world's problems. What disgustingly selfish, ill-informed little people they are.


The citizens of other countries who dishonour the people who lost their lives this way is wrong and disheartening but those who have prospered as American have no excuse.

May God bless the families of victims, especially today.

Rowly Location: GA

Reply # 3


Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:24 AM EST

Subject: Hating America

The leftist news media has worked overtime to poison the minds of people all over the world. The left in America hates her,why should the world be different?

They blame us for being wealthier than them,but covet our money and look for handouts.They never thank us for bailing them out whenever disasters happen,but who is the first to help?

Read the liberal posts on these threads. Just a microcosism of the hatred the left has for their own country. These posters are mild compared to liberal blogs. They also blame America for everything that is wrong.

Standshisground Location: MO

Reply # 4

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:33 AM EST


Think the European TV networks, Canada's CBC, and the state-owned TV outlets in the Muslim world showed their audience the videotape Osama Bin Laden released around Thanksgiving of last year in which OBL claimed SOLE responsibility for 9/11? Why do I get the feeling that the answer is no?

As Malkin pointed out, Al Qaeda has been PROUD to take credit for 9/11, over and over and over again. But Europe, Canada, and the U.S. have been overrun by Kool-Aid drinking leftists whose BDS is so acute that everything they think and believe is filtered through it.

Obama not only will not "fix" the problem, I think he will only embolden the terrorists to hit us even harder - which they'll again proudly take credit for in videotapes they WANT the world to see. And the Kool-Aid drinking left will probably STILL believe that somehow it's still all George Bush's fault, no matter how long he has been out of the White House.

David Location: PA

Reply # 5

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:34 AM EST

Subject: not civilized

While I largely agree with this column, I think that in saying "...large numbers of our putative allies in the civilized world still blame America and Israel," she may be correct in saying "putative allies", but mistaken in saying "civilized".

Colosteve Location: CO

Reply # 6

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:39 AM EST



You are so right about the European and Canadian media. And they are not much different from our own MSM who filters out the truth if it puts the US in a good light (such as the lack of violence in Iraq following the surge's success).

And you are correct about Obama--the genesis of much of the violence from the ME and the radical islamists started with Jimmuh and his lack of backbone when Iran attacked our soil (the US Embasy). He sat around pulling his pud worrying about what to do (and when he tried, we all remember the results in the desert of Iran).

Stearman Location: IL

Reply # 7

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:52 AM EST

Subject: Interesting thought

I know this is getting off topic but I could almost see the American military bring back the draft. Please keep in mind this is just hypothetical and bear with me for a moment.

If the USA brought back the military draft, just think of how many of those ungrateful, whining, pathetic liberals would leave the U.S. to avoid the draft. Almost makes me think it could be worth it.

Paul Location: AZ

Reply # 8

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:58 AM EST

I dunno

Maybe they don't hate us for our freedom or prosperity. Maybe they blame us for, I dunno, dropping bombs on their houses and killing their kids? Imposing crippling sanctions? Propping up evil dictators? Just a thought! Hey, how come you conservatives are SO critical of America's domestic programs like welfare, and the department of education, but as soon as the government forces leave the boundaries of the good ole US of A they become some sort of saints or something?

Standshisground Location: MO

Reply # 9

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 12:58 AM EST

Subject: Rowly

As I observed in a reply to Bob Munck on Ann Coulter's latest thread, America-hatred has also become a sacrament of America's academia. I told Mr. Munck that I didn't like McCain's going to Columbia University yesterday - on the very anniversary of 9/11 - given that its president Lee Bollinger gave a speaking engagement there not long ago to a man - Iran's Mr. AhmaDinnerjacket - who if he had his druthers would have preferred to see the very university that opened its door to him as a smouldering ash heap rather than a functioning educational institution. This is the same university that bans ROTC from its campus.

And remember a few years when either Harvard or Yale, I can't remember which, admitted as a student a former functionary with the Taliban's Information Ministry who by all accounts had the equivalent of about a 4th-grade education. The fact that this individual could very well have had advance knowledge of 9/11 evidently didn't seem to bother the university's administration.

And let's not forget the University of Wisconsin a few years ago offering a for-credit course taught by an adjunct professor named Barrett which was billed as an introduction to Islam but whose subject matter was in reality Mr. Barrett's delusion that all the terrorist acts attributed to Al Qaeda from 9/11/2001 on were actually committed by the Bush Administration.

Apparently, in American academia today, if you want to DESTROY America - like Mr. AhmaDinnerjacket and the Taliban guy - they love you, but if you want to SAVE America - like the ROTC guys - you're even lower than the lowest.

Standshisground Location: MO

Reply # 10

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 1:03 AM EST


Your notion about bringing back the draft is not far-fetched at all. In fact, there are plenty of voices in Congress to do just this. And the ironic thing is, they're almost all on the left - led by that well-known tax-law-abiding New York Congressman, Charley Rangel. If Obama is our next president, given that you'll have a Democrat-controlled Congress, you could very easily see that happen.

And if Obama is in fact elected, I would love it if the liberals did this. Can you imagine how young American men (and maybe a few women) would like being drafted against their will to get killed in Democratic humanitarian missions -like in Darfur? Let's see if the young vote the Democrats are counting on in 2008 would stick with them afterwards. I'm betting not.

joe_america Location: AZ

Reply # 11

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 1:09 AM EST

Subject: Paul, you need to quit performing that auto-colorectal exam you're working on and get some perspective. Dropping bombs on their house and killing their kids? Don't we get any credit for the most accurate weapons ever developed?

Imposing crippling sanctions? I seem to recall some major UN involvement in Iraq, Iran and North Korea.Propping up evil dictators? Are you talking about yesterday or today?

Just a thought? I think not!

The Cyclist Location: UT

Reply # 12

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 1:27 AM EST

Big Surprise

Yeah, what a shock that the world wants Obama. If I remember correctly, there were similar sentiments when GWBush was up for re-election.

I believe this information actually helped get Bush re-elected as it kind of ticked people off that the no backbone Europeans were trying to tell us who to vote for. The same will be true this time around.

We know the issues facing our country better than those on the outside. So, if they like Obama that just assures me that McCain/Palin is the right choice.

The Cyclist Location: UT

Reply # 13

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 1:29 AM EST

Subject: AQ's votes?

One last thing: Who would Al Qaida want as our next president? I wonder how they came out in this survey. 100% for Obama? I wonder why?

aphone Location: FL

Reply # 14

Date: Sep 12, 2008 - 1:44 AM EST


Call the roll on all countries who are cashing our aid checks. STOP PAYMENT until further notice. Won't take long to find out who our friends really are...

We cast the largest let others get out of our way. We will play by our rules now. And, the rules are in ENGLISH.!

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