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Monday, February 26, 2007

February 26, 1993

Jihad Watch points out that today is the 14th anniversary of the first World Trade Center attack in which six people were murdered and more than 100 were wounded.
Over eight years later, Islamic jihadists brought down those same Towers.

One might have been forgiven for thinking, in the interim between February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, that the problem of "terrorism" was under control, and that the 1993 strike was a lucky hit that would not be repeated.

These days, likewise, I am frequently asked in radio interviews whether I think there is really a problem with terrorism on American soil, since, after all, there has not been a terrorist attack here since September 11. Well, this has not been for want of trying, as the archives here abundantly illustrate. But what's more, we should note that those who grew complacent between 1993 and 2001 were wrong to do so, and so are those who have grown complacent now.
Robert might have gone further in the opposite direction as well, to point out that El-Sayeed Nuseir, one of the terrorists convicted in the first World Trade Center attack, murdered Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D in 1991. If Rabbi Kahane's murder had not been ignored because of the victim's identity, both World Trade Center attacks might have been avoided.

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