"World trade means world peace.The World Trade Center buildings in New York had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace.…The World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."
          
--World Trade Center chief architect Minoru Yamasaki.
 



The Assault on Civilization

by David Kelley
September 13, 2001
Our enemy is not Islam. Our enemy is the nihilism of this subculture.

Position Statement on the 9/11 Attack
by The Atlas Society
The values under assault are the core values of modern secular society.

9/11 and The War Against Modernity
by David Kelley
Published in the May 2002 issue of Navigator magazine
The West is a secular culture. And that is what the Islamists hate most about us.

Does Islam Need a Reformation?

by Davd Kelley
Published in the Spring 2011 issue of The New Individualist magazine
Islamism is only the latest call for a return to the original vision and purity of Islam; there have been waves of such reform movements throughout the history of the religion.

The New Totalitarians
by Brink Lindsey
December 2001
The root of the carnage lies in radical discontent with modern industrial society, a hydra-headed historical phenomenon that is well described as the Industrial Counterrevolution.
 
American Heroism
by William R Thomas
October 15, 2001
It is not facing death that makes a hero. Even those who hate the good can face death, and anyone who loves destruction can find it. Heroism is a positive achievement, an excellence of skill in living.
 
From the Silk Trade Route to the World Trade Center
by Neera K. Badhwar
Those who create the riches of this world out of love for life on earth may never fully understand the hatred of those who would scorch this earth and annihilate the creators.. Hence, even as we celebrate the creators, we cannot afford to forget the destroyers.  
The Ideas That Promote Terrorism
by David Kelley
April/May 2005 issue of The New Individualist
The Islamists, like the communist and fascist totalitarians, hate individualism. There is no room in their worldview for individual freedom of thought, or for the pursuit of individual happiness.
 

Cartoon Journalists
by Robert James Bidinotto
Winter 2005 issues of The New Individualist
Offhand, I can think of no other major religion whose followers habitually try to silence their opponents with censorship, death threats, or death itself. Even among today’s religious, radical Muslims stand virtually alone in their unrepentant advocacy of totalitarianism.

Allah Bless America!
by Edward Hudgins
May 2002 issue of Navigator magazine
American Muslims are uniquely positioned to export to their brothers overseas a more enlightened Islam that will vanquish the hate on which terrorism is based.

The Means and Ends of Islamists
by Edward Hudgins
July/August 2005 issue of The New Individualist
Islamists see themselves in a war with the rest of the world—either they must win or we will.

A Business That Chose to Live
by Alexander R. Cohen
Investment banking company Keefe, Bruyette & Woods had been located in the World Trade Center. Before the attack, KBW had employed 171 people in New York. One in three died that day.

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