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Liberal efforts to hype up the threat of right-wing terrorism insult the thousands left dead in Islamist terror attacks like 9/11

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Those of us around at the time clearly remember the events of 20 years ago, watching on TV in open-mouthed disbelief as two huge aircraft slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third slammed into the Pentagon just outside Washington DC and a fourth crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

When the billowing clouds of dust and rubble finally settled, almost 3,000 people were dead in the attacks carried out by 19 militants in the name of the Islamic extremist group Al Qaeda.

The events of 9/11 signalled the start of the War on Terror, an ultimate failure that has just seen the abject retreat from Afghanistan of the US-led allies, leaving it in the hands of another bunch of violent Islamist radicals, the Taliban, to do with as they please.

After two decades since that early Tuesday morning, I think we can honestly say that the west has achieved nothing, other than thousands of unnecessary deaths of its own young service men and women sent to fight in unwinnable wars.

We are no closer to building any sort of working relationship with radical Islamists, and not because we don’t want to, but because it is not in their scope to even think of accommodating modern democratic beliefs.

When a ruling thugocracy outlaws music because it’s viewed as un-Islamic then we are clearly a long way from being on the same page.

Al Qaeda may no longer be the threat it once was but that........

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