On September 11, 2001, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, destroying both buildings, and into a section of the Pentagon. Thousands of people lost their lives and in many ways, the world was irrevocably changed.
One of those terrorists as Mohammad Atta, may his name be forever cursed.
What many people around the world don’t know, is that Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986. The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called ‘political prisoners.’
At first, the Israelis insisted that they would not release terrorists with “blood on their hands.” But the American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, ‘insisted’ that all prisoners be released.
Thus, Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked the Americans who were so instrumental in helping to attain his freedom by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center.
On September 11, it is proper to remember and mourn and we don’t want to think about past mistakes and ways it could have been prevented. We have to accept and move on. Tomorrow is September 12 – maybe then, tomorrow, we should think about what it means to release terrorists and murderers who have shown in the past that they have no respect for human life. There is, as Mohammad Atta showed us, a pretty decent chance that they will kill again.