Do you remember who it was that perpetrated these murders? Do you remember that they’ve proudly claimed perpetrating these murders? Do you remember that, In fact, they’ve celebrated them? Do you remember scenes of people in Syria and the Palestinian lands dancing in the streets? Do you remember the reasons they gave for perpetrating these murders? Do you remember how you felt when you first saw, heard, read of these murders?

Radical Muslims are who did all of this to people who were just going about their daily lives.

And now remember that there are still radical Muslims in the world who want to commit more murders like these, celebrating the same causes and claiming the same reasons (or some imagined slight). Remember that they practice what they consider to be a fundamental form of their proclaimed faith where women are chattel; where any woman who dishonors their husband/father is deemed deserving of death; where democracy is anathema; where non-believers are to be subjugated or killed; and where education, politics, society, fashion, business, economics, medicine, etc begin and end with the 5th Century AD writings found in the Qur’an, their holy book (A book that is not open to interpretation or revelation).

Apparently, a good number of our elected and appointed “leaders” think we have forgotten what happened in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 and in Britain, India, Spain and Africa (among other places) since then. Apparently they think we’ve forgotten the radical Muslims who declared war on the west, on anyone who doesn’t agree with them and, particularly, on the United States. That’s why these “leaders” feel free to endorse anything that appeases the radical Muslims. Free to tip-toe around anything that might risk provoking the ever-volatile “Religion of Perpetual Outrage[i] with no regard to the damage to individuals, or businesses, or political freedom, or religious liberty, or free speech or whatever it is that the followers of Muhammad happen to be bent out of shape about at the time.

Those who think we have forgotten 9/11 are wrong.

“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance” — John Philpot Curran (1790).

[i] Thanks to Michelle Malkin for that wonderfully concise and descriptive term.