hard to believe that September 2006 will mark 5 years since the 9/11
terrorist attack on America. Is our nation ready to revisit this
unthinkable tragedy on film?
donít know if youíve seen the newly released movie
yet, but President
Bush did at the White House theater recently with
relatives of some of the 40 passengers and crewmembers portrayed in
the film. White House
press secretary Tony
Snow, who was also there said, "It has a very powerful
ending. Its dead silence as the credits roll, and you had sounds of
quiet sobbing in the room."
my husband and I took in another movie last night we saw the preview
Trade Center the
movie to be released on August 9th, about the true story
of John McLaughlin and William J. Jimenez, the last two survivors
found under the rubble of Ground Zero and the rescuers who never
gave up on them. It stars Nicolas Cage who plays one of these two NY
port authority police officers.
has happened since 9/11.
Afghanistan and Iraq have had democratic elections. Saddam Hussein
is on trial for crimes against humanity. Women are voting, girls are
getting an education, and
much more, despite the terrorist insurgents who do not
want Iraq or any other Arab nation to be ruled by democracy, and are
desperately trying to prevent the inroads of freedom into their
Iím not that old, but I remember the threat communism posed in the 80s before it fell, and Iíve done enough research and viewed enough documentaries to see what its like when dictators such as Hitler, with their desire for world domination, attack. We are witnessing the same thing today with radical Islamists who want Islam to dominate the world.
a History Channel segment about Hitler the commentator stressed the
fact that Westerners, especially, even when they read the facts and
hear the bold, unashamed statements of those aspiring to rule the
world, donít really believe it until the aggression is in full
swing and starring us in the face. Such
is the case I believe with Iranís
President calling for Israel to be wiped off the map, and
arrogant defiance to the world community regarding
Author of "Islam's Plan to Change the World", Professor William Wagner, who Iíve had on the show several times, says the conflict between Islam and the West is not just a clash of cultures - it is a head-to-head confrontation between a religion intent on world dominance and a culture that doesn't understand this. I frankly donít understand why we donít understand, but perhaps as we view Flight 93 and World Trade Center it will sink in. I hope so. Itís crucial that we understandÖthis time.
Sharon Hughes - Sharon is the President of The Center for Changing Worldviews, and hosts Changing Worldviews TALK Radio which is heard on KDIA AM1640 San Francisco; KGDP AM660 Santa Maria, CA and WITA AM1490 Knoxville, TN, as well as online daily at Oneplace.com. Her column appears on several online news sites including CaliforniaRepublic.org, ChronWatch.com, Ediblog.com, chNews.com, NewsWithviews.com, RenewAmerica.us and others. For further information visit her: Website www.changingworldviews.com Blogsite http://changingworldviews. blogspot.com
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