It’s rare that Seraphic Secret gets to report good news. But apparently, the liberals who wrote the copy for the 9-11 Museum film are holding firm against the terrorist enablers who wish to deny reality and rewrite history by deleting any reference to the Islamist terrorists who perpetrated the 9-11 atrocity.
While we’re discussing the Orwellian rewrite of history so beloved by the left, let us stipulate that the righteous drama being played out through the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls is further evidence that the left is delusional.
Foreign policy via Twitter is not policy. It is drama. It is teenagers emoting.
The people who are Tweeting BBOG are the very people who are always telling us that drones are unacceptable, that Islam is not violent, that Islamic terrorists are an aberration, that we must negotiate with genocidal terrorists, that Ayaan Hirsi Ali cannot speak at Brandeis, that the 9-11 film should make no reference to Islam, that America must relinquish her role as world leader against blood-thirsty state and non-state players who are actively seeking to establish a Caliphate.
These young Nigerian women—mostly Christian—have been kidnapped, raped, sold, and used as bargaining chips against the Nigerian government, are not just victims of Islamic terrorists, not just victims of a rich but utterly corrupt Nigerian government, they are also the victims of Western passivity in the face of the rising tide of transnational Islamic terror.
Amidst a barrage of controversy and criticism, the 9/11 museum officials stand firm in their decision to air a documentary on Al-Qaeda without censorship of Islam-related language.
The 911 Museum will open to the public on May 21, 2014, with a preview period for 9/11 families and survivors from May 15, 2014 to May 20, 2014.
Included is a 7-minute documentary titled, “[T]he Rise of Al-Qaeda.” It shows footage of Al-Qaeda’s journey over the prior several years on the way to 9/11, from its training camps to a series of terrorist attacks. The film will be adjacent to a room displaying photos of the 9/11 hijackers.
The film portrays the 9/11 hijackers as “Islamists” who viewed their mission as a “deadly jihad.” After all, in the words of the hijackers: “[M]any thanks to Allah for his kind gesture and choosing us to perform the act of jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims.” So, it was the hijackers themselves that believed they were on a jihadi mission for the cause of Islam.
The film has been thoroughly vetted and its accuracy is not in dispute. But an advisory panel of interfaith clergy who previewed the film is complaining about the use of the words “Islamist” and “jihad,” insisting that the jihadists should be shown in a greater “context” that portrays most Muslims as peaceful.
Reverend Chloe Breyer (Justice Breyer’s daughter), who preaches at Saint Philips Church in Harlem, wants the video to show Islam as a peace-loving religion where only a few outliers like the 9/11 hijackers are violent. She believes that the word “jihad” is an Islamic struggle to do good and that the film in its current form may justify bigotry or violence unless accompanied by a disclaimer.