Ben Barrack posted an article today at www.CounterJihadReport.com titled ‘The man who should have been listened to in the days after 9/11′. In his article he documents and defends my original statements posted in the William J. Murray Report in October of 2001. I thank Ben Barrack for his studious approach to my work written shortly after the jihad attack against our nation on 9-11. His article can be found here and a copy of the original post is below.
Originally posted by William J. Murray at www.rfcnet.org in October, 2001
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Many who read this report have already received at least one letter from me telling of some of my experiences on September 11th. I have not written about everything that has happened which personally involved me on the day of the attack and probably never will. Indeed some of the conversations I had with individuals in the White House and Congress on that September 11th and the few days that followed, I can never reveal. However, I do want to review and expand on my personal experiences and insights of the day before I continue with other issues.
That morning I dropped my youngest daughter off at her Christian high school at 8:00 a.m. and headed directly to Washington, DC. I did not go to our Virginia office as I usually do on Tuesday mornings. I had already been in contact with Candace Wheeler, the legislative director for the Religious Freedom Coalition by cell phone. I talked to her about last minute details for the joint press conference on the Sudan Peace Act to be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 a.m. that morning.
As I usually do on my way from the Virginia office to the Washington, DC office, I was listening to WTOP which is a commercial all news station out of Washington. Within two or three minutes of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center, they had a live report from a traffic helicopter in New York City. Immediately I knew that the Islamic Jihad against the United States had reached a new level of terror.
The media at first believed it was an accident, of course. I knew otherwise just because of the description of the damage. No small aircraft had hit the building and no large modern airliner would hit a skyscraper in broad daylight in good weather by accident.
I heard the New York traffic reporter as he described a second aircraft headed into tower number two of the World Trade Center and it was at that instant that I made my first call to the White House. I talked briefly to a special assistant to the President. I wanted to be the first to say, “The Jihad against America has begun.”
It was just after 9:30 when I got off the phone with the White House official and was passing the Pentagon on my way into Washington. It was literally at that instant that American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the south side of the Pentagon. I never saw the airplane hit, but literally felt the explosion rattle the windows of my Jeep. I can honestly say I did not know what had happened as I saw the smoke and flame rise from the Pentagon in my driver’s side outside mirror. I thought it must have been a truck bomb, since I was not willing to believe that Islamic madmen had managed to hijack more than two jets.
Little did I realize that at that very moment a young man who had graduated from a Christian school in Illinois was preparing to lead others in a charge against a group of Islamic Jihad fighters who had taken over yet another airliner that was headed to Washington, DC and perhaps to Capitol Hill where I was headed.
By the time I arrived at the Rayburn House Office Building, a full evacuation of the Capitol complex was in progress. In the distance I could see the smoke billowing from the Pentagon several miles away. I had hoped that we could go ahead with the press conference and use it as a platform to expose the insanity of the Islamic movement, but because of the evacuation the press conference was of course canceled.
By 10:00 a.m., people were streaming out of buildings and the roads started to clog. By the time I got back to my now parked Jeep I was unable to move it even a few blocks and finally just let it sit and walked to my Washington, DC office just seven blocks from the Capitol Building.
Once in my office I prepared a press release demanding that we take a stand against the Islamic Jihad and punish not just those who were the perpetrators, but those who financed them as well. After all, President Bill Clinton never made any real effort to track down Islamic terrorists during his presidency because he knew that their funding came from nations “friendly” to us. Indeed, about 90% of the funds for Osama Bin Laden’s organizations comes from Saudi Arabia, much of it from members of the royal family of that kingdom.
I stayed at my desk seven blocks from the Capitol Building until nearly 4:00 p.m., appearing on whatever talk shows I could, including news organizations such as USA Radio Network and AP Radio network. The Interstate was empty by the time I headed toward our Virginia headquarters since just about everyone was at home watching the unfolding events on TV.
WEDNESDAY THE 12TH
I spent all day Wednesday in our Virginia office gathering information. By noon I was convinced that most of those involved were from the Bin Laden organization and were primarily Saudi nationals. Most of my information came from within my contacts in the aviation industry. Early in the day I had learned that several Muslims from Saudi Arabia had trained at different Florida flight schools. I was sure that it would turn out that at least some of these Saudi Muslims were part of the Jihad attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
By mid afternoon on Wednesday I was convinced that not only was the United States a victim of Islamic Jihad, but that the attack had been perpetrated by an organization controlled by a Saudi citizen and that most of those involved were Saudi, and that furthermore the attack was financed for the most part by Saudi businessmen and members of the Saudi royal family.
At the end of the day I made the following statement to my wife:
“These attacks were planned, financed and carried out by Saudi nationals and as a result the real culprits will never come to justice. We will bomb some third world nation like Afghanistan and our government will say our “moderate” Islamic friends with all the oil were not involved. Worse, we will put a handful of people in jail like we did the last time the World Trade Center was bombed. The Islamic fanatics will think a trade off of four or five in jail getting three meals a day, versus thousands of Americans dead, is a great deal.
THURSDAY THE 13TH
I spent as much time as I could on Capitol Hill on Thursday despite the security problems. As I talked to congressmen and Senators my worst fears were realized. I carried documents with me showing clearly that most funding for Osama Bin Laden’s terror network came from moderate states like Saudi Arabia. While the Saudi government itself claims that it has no ties to these terror organizations, each year the government gives $10 billion to fundamentalist Islamic organizations, many of them located in the United States.
When I confronted one well known Senator about the millions of dollars going to Bin Laden’s terror network from Saudi businessmen, he said to me, “Yes, but they are coerced into giving it to him.”
I responded to this by saying, “Maybe those millionaire Saudi businessmen should be more fearful of us than they are of Bin Laden.”
Later that day almost the identical conversation took place between myself and a member of the House leadership and then again with someone within the Bush Administration. It was made clear to me that none of the wealthy Saudi Arabians who finance Islamic terror would meet the wrath of the United States for fear of angering the “friendly” state of Saudi Arabia. This was made clear to me by members of the House and Senate, both Democrat and Republican as well as by some in the Administration. I was appalled.
So what if we bomb Afghanistan and even kill Osama Bin Laden? He has two multimillionaire sons living in the Sudan, and they have vowed to follow in his footsteps should he perish. His sons have made their millions from oil and road construction projects in the Sudan. (And they can sell bonds and stocks in the capital markets of the United States because the Bush Administration refused to back the Sudan Peace Act which I mentioned above.)
FRIDAY THE 14TH
My stomach churned as I watched Muzammil Siddiqi, the Imam for the Islamic Society of North America, stand on stage with President George W. Bush in the National Cathedral. Imam Siddiqi is a radical extremist who has participated in anti-American demonstrations in front of the White House as recently as October of 2000. He has in the past called for a Jihad or holy war against this nation. While the Christian and Jewish leaders at the event prayed for our nation and for the dead and dying from the attack, Imam Siddiqi did not do so. At no time did he condemn the acts of the terrorists nor did he pray for America or for the families of those who lost their lives in the Jihad attack against the United States. Indeed even the liberal Washington Post was left wondering by his words. Liberal Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer made this observation of the Imam’s behavior on stage with President Bush:
“Why did the spiritual leader of the Islamic Society of North America, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, not say that such terrorism is contrary to Islam in his address at the national prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral? His words went out around the world. Yet he was vague and elusive. ‘But those that lay the plots of evil, for them is a terrible penalty.’ Very true. But who are the layers of plots of evil? Those who perpetrated the World Trade Center attack? Or America, as thousands of Muslims in the street claim? The imam might have made that clear. He did not.”
As the service closed I felt the chill of the presence of the awesome power of God. I was clearly reminded of the very first of the Ten Commandments, THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME (Exodus 20:3). The National Cathedral had been defiled by prayers to a pagan moon god, Allah. Our Christian President had bowed his head to prayers offered to other gods, prayers that may have been for those who would destroy our nation and enslave our children to an alien religion. At that moment the hand of protection of the true God was removed from our nation.
Since the Jihad attack on the United States on September 11th the President has surrounded himself with and sought advice from radical Islamic leaders who have openly called for the violent overthrow of the government of the United States. In addition, the President has invited six of the seven Islamic nations known to sponsor terror into his “coalition against terror”.
By late Friday it became apparent to me that our nation was in fact not going to fight a war on terrorism, but rather follow the same old track of “punishing those who actually committed the crime.” This was not a “crime;” it was an act of war.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE 15TH AND 16TH
On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th I spoke at the Severna Baptist Church in Maryland. This was my first opportunity to speak at a church after the Jihad attack on America. It was a pleasant surprise to see the number of people who came out to attend church Saturday night and Sunday. Many of those who came were interested in my insights into the Islamic invasion of America and what the Jihad attack against us actually represented.
THE WEEK OF THE 17TH
A sharp line began to form in Washington between those of us willing to tell the truth about what had happened on September 11th and those who wish to continue to live in the fantasy world of pluralism. The ACLU began a campaign to stop “oppression” of Muslims in the United States. They began the campaign by signing up organizations to protect the “civil rights” of Muslims.
Meanwhile the “moderate” Islamic organizations had a word of their own for Muslims in America: DO NOT HELP THE FBI. Internet sites warned Muslims that: “The FBI has a history of harassing and harming minority and immigrant communities. Some people are spending a long time in jail because they or their friends talked to the FBI.”
Meanwhile, conservative groups look the other way as President Bush even changes the name of the military operation against terror because Muslims find it offensive. “Infinite Justice” was dropped because the President’s new Muslim friends say only “Allah” can dish out infinite justice.
Liberal magazines and newspapers, however, started to take a long look at the Islamic leaders surrounding Bush. The Washington Post, Nation magazine and even far left leaning Slate magazine on the Internet have started to expose the anti-American teachings and preaching of the Islamic clerics who have been invited to the White House. Salon magazine made the following observation about Abdurahman Alamoudi of the American Muslim Council (AMC):
“At a November 2000 rally against Israel in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, Alamoudi said to the crowd, ‘Hear that, Bill Clinton! We are all supporters of Hamas. I wish to add that I am also a supporter of Hizballah. Anybody support Hizballah here?’ The crowd cheered.”
Hamas has engaged in “large-scale suicide bombings” according to the State Department. Hizballah was involved in direct acts of violence against the United States, including the truck bombing of our marine barracks in Beirut in 1983.
Despite these overt anti-American speeches and actions on the part of American Muslim leaders, there emerged a view in Washington, DC among both Democrat and Republican leaders, that most Muslims were “moderate”. Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, now an analyst for FOX News made the statement that 99.9% of all Muslims worldwide were peaceful and that the hatred against America came from a very small minority. Apparently Mr. Gingrich was unaware of Muslims dancing and cheering in the streets of Galena, New Jersey when word came of the destruction of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon.
There are a few “secularized” Muslim leaders in the world, such as the political leaders of Algeria and Egypt. These men are, however, reviled by their own religious leaders who run the Mosques. In both Algeria and Egypt, Muslim mobs routinely attack those whom they deem as not pure in their Muslim beliefs. Recently Muslim gunman attacked a secular wedding party in Larbaa, Algeria, killing twenty-two people. There is almost daily violence in Egypt, and in the past even tourist buses have been machine gunned.
The reality: true Muslims are those who follow the violent teachings of Mohammed. Those who claim to be Muslims but who do not believe in the violent teachings of the Koran are secularized. A Muslim who does not believe in killing “infidels” is not a Muslim. This would be like calling someone a Christian just because he celebrates a secular Christmas, even though he does not believe Christ is the son of God. Either you believe the book or you don’t. Unlike the Bible, the Koran has no prohibition on the taking of human life.
SEPTEMBER 22ND AND 23RD
My first airline flight after the September 11th Jihad attack on the United States was on Saturday, September 22nd. Because Reagan National Airport remained closed, I flew out of Washington Dulles Airport located west of Washington, DC. This is the airport from which American Airlines Flight 77 had originated, before it crashed into the Pentagon. I flew on American Airlines to Chicago and then on to Des Moines, Iowa before driving to Galena, Illinois to speak at a fund raising event for Tri-State Christian School.
Security at Dulles Airport was a flat out joke. The security was no better than it had been on September 11th. One officer with a holstered hand gun was leaning up against a glass window behind the security check point. I cleared the metal detector and my baggage was x-rayed but not hand inspected. Meanwhile an eighty year old couple in front of me were patted down because one of them had triggered the metal detector with an artificial hip. As I walked to the loading areas I observed that the exit door from the secure area was being guarded by two Middle Eastern men, one of whom had what appeared to be a Palestinian flag on the lapel of his jacket.
As I boarded the aircraft I thought of the set of Kyocera ceramic kitchen knives I have at home. These knives, used by chefs all over the world, have ceramic blades with plastic handles. They are totally undetectable, even a knife with a twelve inch blade. The security at the airport is designed to make people feel good about flying; it does not protect the aircraft. True security comes through a variety of measures including profiling, which our politically correct nation will not allow.
On both of my flights there was a deadly silence on the aircraft. No one was talking. Those aboard were people like myself who had made commitments that they were going to keep regardless of threats. Most were professional travelers who realized the security was no better than it had been before.
SEPTEMBER 24th AND BEYOND
During the week of September 24th President Bush tried to reassure people that airline travel was safe. At a huge rally in Chicago he encouraged the American people to go about their business and fly. He even recommended folks take a vacation to Disney World in a very obvious effort to help the tourist industry of Florida where his brother is Governor. But his words rang hollow in light of the fact that his Administration had kept Reagan National Airport closed out of fear of a terrorist strike against the White House. If the airlines are safe, then why isn’t the airport nearest the President’s house open? One congresswoman said, “A closed National Airport sends a strong message to the flying public that it’s not safe to fly.”
The reality: Taking finger nail clippers from passengers is a joke. What happened on September 11th will never happen again because passengers will never again allow a hijacking. Anyone who even jokes about hijacking an aircraft will probably be beaten to death by the passengers before he has time to say, “Just kidding.”
Reagan National may reopen before you receive this newsletter. If it does not reopen, there will be no confidence in the system.
From the 24th on, I continued to work for an awareness of the money trail. Over and over I pointed out the fact that the Saudi royal family was part of the same strict Islamic order as the Taliban and that members of the royal family fund Bin Laden and other terror groups.
The media seemed to have no interest in the truth for the first three weeks, but toward the end of September when Saudi Arabia announced that U.S. bases in Saudi could not be used to “attack any Arab or any Muslim,” the media began to listen. Suddenly various media outlets began to use material I had sent them.
It will prove nearly impossible to overcome the effects of decades of secular education in our public school system. Since the 1960’s our children have been taught in the public schools that all religions are the same and that worshipping the moon god Allah is the same as having a relationship with Christ. Indeed our children are taught to have more respect for alien religions than for the faith this nation was founded upon. As a result, most of our leaders and the media have nearly a zero understanding of the Islamic Fatah currently being waged against America. They honestly believe virtually all Muslims in America are pro-American. Although 75% of Arab-Americans are Christians, the FBI and the Justice Department turned them away as volunteers preferring Muslims as translators.
The last two days of September, I flew on Delta Airlines to Charlotte, North Carolina for a fund raising event at Garr Christian Academy. On Sunday, September 30th I preached a message at Garr Memorial Church that I believe should be heard by every American. Based on the story of David and Goliath in 1st Samuel, I put forth to the congregation the giant we face in the threat of Islam and how we can turn apparent defeat into victory. The sermon, GOLIATH, is available from the ministry.
World War Three has begun. Like World War Two it is beginning slowly. World War Two actually began in 1935 when Germany’s ally, Italy, invaded Ethiopia. Despite hostilities and various invasions by Japan and Germany, the war did not officially begin until England become a part of it in 1939 after the German invasion of Poland. The United States was not engaged until 1941. Likewise, this war will slowly unfold as different nations are forced to take sides that will ultimately pit most of the Western nations against a nuclear armed Islam and its Asian allies.
Our President desperately needs prayer. I have first hand knowledge that he is a Christian, that he has accepted Christ as his Savior. Yet, he has signed a compact with the devil of Islam. He has dropped sanctions against the Islamic terrorist nation of Sudan to obtain their “help”. Christian blood flows daily in that nation. More than two million black Christians have been martyred there by the Islamic government in the last ten years. In his quest for Bin Laden and “harmony” with “moderate” Muslims, he has made covenants with those who hate America, Jews and Christians alike. He has sought to make allies of individuals and nations that have killed our brethren and attacked our nation in the past.