From my intro to ProPiganda:
"Though I was born into a Muslim family, I became interested in Islam only after 9/11/01, when 19 Muslims murdered 2,996 human beings in the name of Islam. Those who always gave a damn for the truth did their homework and found out for themselves what Islam really meant before they said one word about it. But then there were the politicians and the ideologues. Even before the smoke cleared, Western politicians and intellectuals who knew nothing about Islam couldn't wait to exonerate it by uttering the anti-reality check of our time, 'Islam means peace.' This ensured that a rational response to jihad by those in power would be sold out for ideas such as political correctness, multiculturalism and moral relativism. And though we have come to expect most of our politicians to be unprincipled whores, if enough of us were willing to know what must be known about those who would wipe us out, we could pressure these hacks to actually do their job. Instead, our culture's willful ignorance about Islam and its jihad has allowed our leaders to do just enough to give us the impression that they're defending us. It's as if they've decided that, while the protection of America is optional, the defense of Islam is absolute."
Nine years later and the enemy remains undefeated, while Islam continues to infect our lives in ways we never would have imagined in a post-9/11 world. Islam began contaminating the world when Mohammad decided that his sword was mightier than Allah's word, and what began by the sword can only end by the sword. But today, we're losing the battle on all fronts. The enemy has a righteous evil animating it, and will stop at nothing to get its way, while those in charge of our defense are politicians who will stop at everything, constantly avoiding what needs to be said and done, and looking to make deals with devils at every turn. We are encouraging this objectively weak enemy to continue its march against us. And while the enemy is being true to Islam, we are not being true to our way of life. Unless we decide that we want to live more than they want to kill us, this war against us will go on as it has, until the enemy is strong enough to hit us harder than they did on 9/11/01. Tragically, it appears it will come to that, but I think this will also precipitate the beginning of the end of Jihad, of Sharia Law and, finally, of Islam itself.