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World Freedom and Peace is Everyone's Responsibility. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 were an attack on freedom. Our desire with this page is to help inform you by providing a variety of resources on the threats to freedom around the world. It is the responsibility of each us to be responsibile stewards of freedom. Be informed, assess the facts, then make your concerns known.


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Terrorism, a threat to freedom and peace.....

Time Line of Events on September 11, 2001:

  • 08:45 a.m. American Airlines flight number 11 hijacked by terrorists strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
  • 09:17 a.m. United Airlines flight number 175 hijacked by terrorist strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
  • 09:40 a.m. The FAA grounds all fights in the United States airspace.
  • 09:43 a.m. American Airlines flight number 77 hijacked by terrorist strikes the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
  • 10:05 a.m. The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
  • 10:10 a.m. Terrorist hijacked United Airlines flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
  • 10:28 a.m. The north tower of the World Trade Center collapes.
  • 01:04 p.m. President Bush addresses the American people acknowledging the US is on high alert. He asks for prayers for those killed. He states the US will hunt down and punish those responsible.


    Visual/Audio

  • World Trade Disaster (graphics/photos) - news.bbc.co.uk
  • Trade Center and profile of Osama Bin Laden. (video) - Panorama / news.bbc.co.uk
  • The world responds (photos) - "Thank You" -home.earthlink.net/~hankinhsd/
  • Names and pictures of reported missing (photos/text) - CNN.com
  • Flag displays of unity (photos) - cbsnewyork.com
  • Letters to New York (text) - cbsnews.com

    Presidential Address to Joint Session of Congress:

    "Tonight, we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."
    ______________________
    George Bush, President
    United States of America
    20 September 2001 (Read complete text)

    Key Agencies:

    White House News & Policies - whitehouse.gov
    Government Page on Crisis Agencies - firstgov.gov
    U.S. Department of State Policy Texts - usinfo.state.gov

    Background on Key Subjects:

  • Afgan Northern Alliance: Rebels opposing Teleban - 19 Sep 2001 - news.bbc.co.uk
  • Arab anger: An explanation - 19 Sep 2001 - news.bbc.co.uk
  • Islam religion: Statement by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi - 13 Sep 2001 - islamonline.net
  • Islam religion: News/info on religion/more - islam.org
  • Islam religion: Islam World - islamworld.net
  • Osama bin Laden: Face to Face (1998) - 26 Sep 2001 - guardian.co.uk
  • Osama bin Laden: Who is he? - 18 Sep 2001 - news.bbc.co.uk
  • Osama bin Laden: Hunting Bin Laden - pbs.org
  • Osama bin Laden and son: Insight into terrorism - observer.com.uk
  • Terrosism: Full text of the terrorist guide for September 11 - foxnews.com
  • Terrosism: Research Center - terrorism.com
  • Terrorism: Global Reports by US Dept of State) - usemb.se
  • Terrorism: Summary Worldwide Events - emergency.com
  • "There Is No Time, There Will Be Time" by Peggy Noonan - 30 Nov 1998 (Opinion Journal, Wall Street Times)
  • US attacks: suspects and further concerns - 11 Sep 2001 - Intelligence Digest (Jane's Security)
  • Who did it? Foreign Report presents an alternative view - 19 Sep 2001 - (Jane's Security)

    Agencies/Organizations:

  • Arab League of Nations -arabji.com
  • FedWorld (National Technical Information Service) - fedworld.gov
  • Fedeartion of American Scientists - fas.org
  • US Department of Defense - defenselink.gov
  • US Department of Justice - usdoj.gov
  • US Department of State - state.gov
  • The White House - whitehouse.gov

    Resource Articles

    These are articles that we chosen to try and get range of reporting on this subject. We caution you to consider their content opinion requiring further substantiation to before accepting as fact. Not everything printed is, reporters write what they learn, it may be or may not be the whole truth.

  • Weapons of Fear - by M. Kusmierz
  • Current headline news articles, go to the ATPC News Center
  • Arab League welcomes US vision of Palestine state 2 Oct 2001 - cnn.com
  • I was one of the Taliban's torturers: I crucified people - 30 Sep 2001 - portal.telegraph.co.uk
  • Full text of terror guide found by FBI - 29 Sep 2001 - foxnes.com
  • In NY, untold stories, untold agony -29 Sep 2001 - washingtonpost.com
  • Israel, Palestine analysis by EU political coordinator - 26 Sep 2001 - haaretz.co.il
  • Central Asia is crux of dilemma - 21 Sep 2001 - themoscowtimes.com
  • Joint U.S.-EU Statement on Combating Terrorism - 20 Sep 2001 - usinfo.state.gov
  • Secret plans for 10-year war - 20 Sep 2001 - thetimes.co.uk


    Quotes
  • Tony Blair - Prime Minister of England

      20 Sep 2001: Remarks during visit to White House - "This is a struggle that concerns us all, the whole of the democratic and civilized and free world. And we have to do two things very clearly; we have to bring to account those responsible, and then we have to set about at every single level, in every way that we can, dismantling the apparatus of terror, and eradicating the evil of mass terrorism in our world."

  • George Bush - U.S. President

      14 Sep 2001: National Day of Prayer and Remembrance - "Our unity is a kinship of grief, and a steadfast resolve to prevail against our enemies. And this unity against terror is now extending across the world."

      19 Sep 2001: Remarks at White House with leadership of House and Senate - "For those who try to pit religion against religion, our great nation will stand up and reject that kind of thought. We won't allow that to creep into the consciousness of the world. We're going to lead the world to fight for freedom, and we'll have Muslim and Jew and Christian side-by-side with us."

      20 Sep 2001: Address to Joint Session of Congress - "Tonight, we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."

  • Islam, the Quran

      13 Sep 2001: Remarks by Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi - "Islam, the religion of tolerance, holds the human soul in high esteem, and considers the attack against innocent human beings a grave sin, this is backed by the Qur'anic verse which reads:


        'Who so ever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and who so ever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind, (Al-Ma'dah:32)'."

  • Osama bin Laden

      Mar 1997: Interview by Peter Arnett - "As for what you asked whether jihad is directed against US soldiers, the civilians in the land of the Two Holy Places (Saudi Arabia, Mecca and Medina) or against the civilians in America, we have focused our declaration on striking at the soldiers in the country of The Two Holy Places. The country of the Two Holy Places has in our religion a peculiarity of its own over the other Muslim countries. In our religion, it is not permissible for any non-Muslim to stay in our country. Therefore, even though American civilians are not targeted in our plan, they must leave. We do not guarantee their safety, because we are in a society of more than a billion Muslims. A reaction might take place as a result of US government's hitting Muslim civilians and executing more than 600 thousand Muslim children in Iraq by preventing food and medicine from reaching them. So, the US is responsible for any reaction, because it extended its war against troops to civilians. This is what we say. As for what you asked regarding the American people, they are not exonerated from responsibility, because they chose this government and voted for it despite their knowledge of its crimes in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and in other places and its support of its agent regimes who filled our prisons with our best children and scholars. We ask that may God release them. "

      May 1998: Interview by John Miller of ABC - "Allah has ordered us to glorify the truth and to defend Muslim land, especially the Arab peninsula against the unbelievers. After World War II, the Americans grew more unfair and more oppressive towards people in general and Muslims in particular. The Americans started it and retaliation and punishment should be carried out following the principle of reciprocity, especially when women and children are involved. Through history, American has not been known to differentiate between the military and the civilians or between men and women or adults and children. Those who threw atomic bombs and used the weapons of mass destruction against Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the Americans. Can the bombs differentiate between military and women and infants and children? America has no religion that can deter her from exterminating whole peoples. Your position against Muslims in Palestine is despicable and disgraceful. America has no shame. We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing could stop you except perhaps retaliation in kind. We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian. As far as we are concerned, they are all targets, and this is what the fatwah says. The fatwah is general (comprehensive) and it includes all those who participate in, or help the Jewish occupiers in killing Muslims."

  • Pole John Paul II

      15 Sep 2001: "May the Blessed Virgin, bring comfort and hope to all who are suffering because of the tragic terrorist attack that profoundly wounded the beloved American people in recent days. To all the sons and daughters of that great nation I now address my heartfelt thoughts and participation. May Mary receive the dead, console the survivors, sustain the families which have been especially tried and help everyone not to give in to the temptation to hatred and violence, but to commit themselves to serving justice and peace."

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt - U.S. President

      1941: - "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."

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