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It’s one of the iconic images from 9/11. It’s not the one of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers. It’s not one of the vast plumes of smoke. It’s not the series of pictures showing panicked people jumping into endless space. No, this iconic image is the one that Palestinians dancing in the streets and handing out sweets to celebrate a massive terrorist attack on American soil, one that took 2,996 lives. Well, they’re at it again.
The dust hadn’t even settled on the ground at the site of the devastating explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line before Islamists started celebrating that so many people in America had been killed and injured. There were reports from Gaza that people explicitly allied with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad joined with ordinary citizens to dance in the streets, cheer, and pass out candy.
The joy wasn’t limited to the streets. Mohammad al-Chalabi, the head of the Muslim Salafi group, which is a terrorist group headquartered in Jordan, announced that he was “happy to see the horror in America.” Al-Chalabi, who was convicted in connection with a 2003 al Qaeda-linked plot to attack US and Western diplomatic missions in Jordan, crowed that “American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood. … Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there.”
Showing a savvy, if disgusting, use of social media, Al-Shabaab, the al Qaida-linked, Somali terrorist group tweeted hateful messages such as “Don’t you just hate it when you can’t make it to the finish line” and “Amputations mean that some will never be able to run another marathon again.” Meanwhile, the Shumukh al-Islam Islamist forum quoted bin Laden’s battle cry about destroying America’s security, with people then adding enthusiastic comments:
Allah is Great, praise be to Allah. America is ruined. Allah is Great, Allah is Great, Allah is Great.
Allah is Great!!! O Allah, put fear in their hearts and make them die from fear and horror.
Allah is Great, Allah is Great, Allah is Great Two explosions were heard in Boston in America!! Six people were injured!!
As of now, we don’t know who set the pressure-cooker bombs packed with ball-bearings that killed and maimed so many people, including an 8-year-old boy. We know that, in the past years, attacks of this scope are almost invariably caused by al Qaeda or an affiliate – and that it is the most devastating attack on American soil since 9/11 itself. We also know that the police have security footage of someone planting the bombs, that they’ve been questioning a Saudi man injured in the attack, and that they have searched his apartment. With these facts, it’s currently probable, although definitely not certain, that this was an Islamist attack. The Left, of course, believes absolute that, because the attack occurred on April 15 (Tax Day) that it must have originated with the Tea Party.. Time will tell.
We don’t need to wait for Time’s passage to re-learn the lesson of 9/11: Islamists have waged war against America since at least 1979 when Iran launched its Revolution. Heck, Islamists have been waging war against the West since Mohammad’s time. War or not, there is something sickening about the spectacle of people celebrating wildly in the street when, in another country far away, the sidewalks run red with the blood of innocents. Only very primitive, barbaric people actively rejoice when the inevitably of war sucks in innocent people.