Islam is the second largest, and some claim, the fastest growing, religion in the world. It is not well understood in the United States, but the recent attack on the Pentagon and World Trade Center by militant Muslims has made people curious about its teachings. The majority of Muslims live in relative peace, but there is a strong, sizeable faction of radical militants that dominate the news and uses terrorist tactics to advance it's agenda of world domination. Osama bin Laden and his organization, Al Qaeda, are apparently responsible for the killing of more than three thousand innocent Americans. They have trained thousands of terrorists in their camps in Afghanistan, and have planted them all over the world. Non militant Muslims have condemned these attacks, but there is concern that the U.S. war on terrorism will be perceived by Muslims everywhere as an attack against their religion.

Christians need to affirm their love for Muslims (Christ died for all men), and stand against any persecution against them based on their religion or ethnicity. We should also seek to enter into dialog with them where possible, so that they might learn more about Jesus, whom they respect as a prophet, but do not accept as savior. At the same time, we should be entirely opposed to the wanton murder of innocent people by terrorists. And we should not give the false impression, so prevalent in our culture today, that our beliefs are equal. Jesus said He is the only way to God the Father (John 14:6).

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1,400 Years of Islamic Aggression: An Analysis
Dec. 3, 2002 - Columnist Richard C. Csaplar, Jr. debates the information contained in a recent U.S. News article. The record shows that the history of Islam is one of bloody conquest and religious intolerance. The Crusades were just one phase of the ongoing conflict between Islam and Christianity, and while no one should condone the unchristian excesses of the crusaders, they were trying to deliver the terribly oppressed inhabitants of Jerusalem, and have have spent centuries confessing their mistakes and vowing not to repeat them. Meanwhile, Islam has continued its bloody expansion to this very day with no such repentance.

Media Silent on Targeting of Christians by Muslims
Nov. 16, 2002 - Cal Thomas wonders why the press usually ignores the fact that Muslims deliberately target Christians in their attacks.

Bush Says Islam Is Peaceful Faith
Nov. 14, 2002 - Leaders from the Islamic world have been asking President Bush if he agrees with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson about Islam's propensity to war and terrorism. In a meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he reaffirmed his position that the majority of Muslims are peace loving.
Source:Yahoo (Story no longer online)
Bad Timing On Bush Defense of Islam- Gary Bauer
Powell attacks Christian right
Pat Robertson Persists: Islam 'Extreme and Violent' - CSN News
Response to President Bush's Comments on Islam - Pat Robertson

West in mortal danger from Islam, says Putin
Nov. 12, 2002 - Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a European Union summit in Brussels, said that events like the Moscow theater seige and the Bali bombing would likely be repeated all over the world. He claimed that Islamic radicals are pursuing the systematic annihilation of non-Muslims, and wanted to establish a "worldwide caliphate".
Mr Putin said the world no longer faced isolated acts of terrorism but a "concerted effort and programme" by a global network bent on slaughter, perhaps with nuclear weapons.
Source:News.telegraph (UK)

Pray For Muslims During Ramadan
Oct. 22, 2002 - Join 20 million Christians who pray for Muslims during the thirty days of their holy season of Ramadan. This year, Ramadan began on Nov. 6th. Prayer guides are available online.
Source:Understanding Islam - CBN

Indonesia's Muslims back terror law
Oct. 21, 2002 - The two largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia have said that Indonesia's quickly-enacted anti-terrorism law is a good thing.

U.K. Missionary: Nothing to Fear from Islam
Oct. 18, 2002 - Jay Smith, Brethren In Christ missionary to Muslims, reports on a decisive victory in debating Islamic scholars in Dublin. They wouldn't use their own scriptures to support their points, and objected when Smith quoted their sources. When presenting the Christian position, the Bible and the example of Jesus Christ were used extensively, because , as Smith says, they are " ... as relevant today as the day they were written down, and modeled, so many centuries ago."

Watching our Words
Oct. 18, 2002 - Hear Hugh Hewitt's commentary warning Christians to be cautious about the way they offer criticism of Islam. At stake is the good will of foreign governments to allow our missionaries and believers in their countries to practice their faith.
Source:Salem Broadcasting (Story no longer online)

Muslims Become Christians
Daring Leaps of Faith is a fascinating article about how many Muslims in America have had the freedom to consider the claims of Christ and have responded in faith.
Source:Washington Times (Story no longer online)

Iranian Cleric Demands Death For Christian Leaders Who Dare To Criticize Islam
Oct. 16, 2002 - Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohsen Mujtahed Shabestari called for the death of Jerry Falwell, Franklin Graham, and Pat Robertson because they recently criticized Islam. However, none of them has advocated violence against Muslims.
Whilst no official fatwa calling for the deaths of the three Christian leaders has been issued by Iran's Islamic clergy, the comments that have been made are already being compared with the 1989 fatwa that was issued against the British author Salman Rushdie.
Source:Raiders News Update (Story no longer online)

Hate Speech?
Oct. 16, 2002 - Gary Bauer shows that uncomplimentary remarks about Islam by Christian leaders (Jerry Falwell, Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson, etc.) are nothing compared to the hateful rhetoric employed by Muslims against Jews and Christians. Media reporters should take a good look at who is spreading hate.

Falwell Targeted for Death
Oct. 15, 2002 - As expected, there was a strong Muslim reaction against Jerry Falwell's remarks (see previous article) about Mohammad as a terrorist. Riots in India over his remarks resulted in the death of a few people and injury to many others. He has apologized for hurting the feelings of sincere law abiding Muslims, but some Islamic leaders want him dead.
Mohsen Shabestari, a representative of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has fired back some rhetoric of his own, proclaiming, "The death of that man is a religious duty, but his case should not be tied to the Christian community."

Falwell: Intent not to attack Muhammad
Oct. 4, 2002 - This Sunday night, on CBS's "60 Minutes," Rev. Jerry Falwell's remarks about Muhammed will be aired. When interviewer Bob Simon pressed him on the issue of Muhammad's behavior and involvement in war, Fallwell said what he believes to be true.
"I think Muhammad was a terrorist. I read enough, by both Muslims and non-Muslims, [to decide] that he was a violent man, a man of war."
Fallwell explained to WorldNetDaily that he believes most Muslims are peaceful people, but Muhammad is not a good example for them.

Warm words for bin Laden as Muslim fundamentalists gather
Sept. 11, 2002 - On the anniversary of the 911 attack, Islamic fundamentalists met in London to to discuss the "positive outcomes" of the event, even though they claim not to sponsor terrorism. The meeting at Finsbury Park Mosque in London was sponsored by the radical group Al-Muhajiroun. Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammed said that the attacks were justified because Muslims must defend themselves against armed aggression. The group's goal is to make Britain an Islamic state.
Source:Yahoo (Story no longer online)

Desconstructing Islam
Sept. 9, 2002 - Story about Jay Smith's confrontational approach with Islamic intellectuals. Smith is a third-generation Brethren In Christ missionary, with a Master's degree in Islamic Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. When asked about the danger of his approach, he said:
"So what? Yes, probably I will be killed. I told my wife I'll probably die before she does. If I were to die, there would be 10 or 20 people to take my place willingly."
Source:Christianity Today

Scholar warns West of Muslim goals
June 18, 2002 - Bassam Tibi, an Islamic scholar, appeals for intelectual honesty on both sides of the dialogue between Christians and Muslims. He says the West is not aware of the difference in meaning of terms like "peace," and "tolerance."
"The dialogue is not proceeding well because of the two-facedness of most Muslim interlocutors on the one hand and the gullibility of well-meaning Western idealists on the other."
Source:UPI (Story no longer online)

Baptist leader blasts Islam
June 13, 2002 - Southern Baptist leaders have taken a blunt stand on Islam. The denomination's new president, Rev. Jack Graham, said that comments by the Rev. Jerry Vines' about Islam were "accurate." Vines, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla., had told a pastors' conference:
Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives — and his last one was a 9-year-old girl. And I will tell you, Allah is not Jehovah either. Jehovah's not going to turn you into a terrorist that'll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people.
Source: Washington Times (Story no longer online)

Al Qaeda Says It'll Use Chem, Bio Weapons
June 11, 2002 - A website claiming to belong to an al Qaeda spokesman, says that they have the right to retaliate for the death of thousands of Muslims in Iraq, the Palestinian territories, Afghanistan, and other places. The site says this gives them the right to kill four million Americans, including children, with chemical and biological weapons.
See also: The Base and the Net - by Jack Kinsella
Text of the article - Worthy News
Source:Washington Times

Imam calls on Allah to 'annihilate Jews'
Apr. 18, 2002 - Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi's Friday sermon from the Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City was broadcast live on PA radio. Here are some of the inflamatory things he said:
"We believe in this Hadith. We are convinced also that this Hadith heralds the spread of Islam and its rule over all the land. …"
"Oh beloved, look to the east of the earth, find Japan and the ocean; look to the west of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says … 'from the ocean to the ocean. …'"
"Oh Allah, accept our martyrs in the highest heavens. …"
"Oh Allah, show the Jews a black day. …"
"Oh Allah, annihilate the Jews and their supporters. …"
"Oh Allah, raise the flag of Jihad across the land. …"
"Oh Allah, forgive our sins. …"
Translation from Middle East Media Research Institute

Poll: Muslims call U.S. 'ruthless, arrogant'
Feb. 26, 2002 - In a recent poll of 9 nations, representing approximately half of all Muslims, strong Anti-American feelings were demonstrated. While most respondents did not think the 9-11 attacks were justified, they also said that they did not think the attacks were done by Muslims.
Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with 9,924 residents of Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia ..."
The majority of those interviewed said that they resented the U.S. as a superpower, and characterized us as "ruthless and arrogant."

The courage to tell the truth
Feb. 18, 2002 - David Dolan commends Attorney General John Ashcroft for the courage to tell the truth about Islam. Ashcroft is under fire for his remarks made on a Cal Thomas radio broadcast in November. He reportedly said that "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him." Unlike Islam, Ashcroft said that "Christianity is a faith where God sent his Son to die for you."
In the Koran, Allah commands Muslims to wage jihad, or "holy war" until Islam dominates the earth. Many Islamic leaders claim that jihad is not meant to be a violent or military struggle, but an honest consideration of the teaching of the Koran and the Hadith, their second book of importance, show that it usually is a bloody conflict.

Public Schools Embracing Islam
Jan. 14, 2001 - Seventh-graders in Byron, California, are being taught the history and content of Islam, and asked to memorize portions of the Koran. The curriculum is approved by the State of California.
7th graders in a growing number of public schools, who are not permitted to wear a cross or speak the name of Jesus, will be required to attend an intensive three week course on Islam...
Source:Maranatha Journal Online (Story no longer online)

Arab World Dislikes President Bush
Bush beats Bin Laden to become second worst
Dec. 27, 2001 - In a poll of the Arab world, most respondents thought Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, was the worst personality of the year 2001. They then listed President Bush as the second worst person.
Bush came second because of his "lack of understanding of international politics and his unlimited support for Israel".
Osama bin Laden was third in the poll because of the bad reputation he has given to the Arab people.
Source: Arab News (Story no longer online)

Mosques Outgrowing Churches In America
Dec. 19, 2001 - According to researchers at Hartford Seminary, the number of Muslim Mosques in America grew by 42 percent, during the past decade, while the number of evangelical churches only grew by 12 percent.
Source:Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)

Pray for Muslims during Ramadan
Novenber, 2001 - For ten years, the 30-Days Prayer Focus has helped millions of Christians focus on prayer for the Muslim world during their holy month of Ramadan. An estimated 20 million Christians participated in last year’s event making it one of the world’s largest focused prayer movements in history.

Islam: "Religion of Peace" or "Wicked Religion"?
Nov. 23, 2001 - Differing views are given on the recent controversial statements by Franklin Graham about Islam.
"We're not attacking Islam but Islam has attacked us. The God of Islam is not the same God. He's not the Son of God of the Christian or Judeo-Christian faith. It's a different God, and I believe it is a very evil and wicked religion."
Source:Maranatha Christian Journal (Story no longer online)
Also: Graham stands by comments on Islam - Charlotte Observer

'Bin Laden speaks for Muslim world'
Oct. 10, 2001 - According to Yossef Bodansky, author of "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," Osama bin Laden is the most popular person in the Muslim world, and if he is killed, tens of thousands will rise up in his place.
Source:Source: WorldNetDaily

Muslim states condemn terror
Oct. 10, 2001 - The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) issued an official condemnation of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. They also say that retribution should be limited to the perpetrators, not innocent citizens.
“This requires the existence of irrefutable evidence against the perpetrators and that military operations, after announcing the evidence, be limited to them alone,” he added.
Source: MSNBC - (Story no longer online)

Islamic Countries Seek to Reach Unified Position...
Oct. 10, 2001 - The 57-member Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), representing 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, will hold a two-day emergency meeting in Doha, the capitol of Qatar . The meetings begin tomorrow (Wednesday), and will focus on the consequences of last month's terror attacks in the US and the aftermath of the US retaliatory attacks on Afghanistan.
Source:People's Daily (China)

'JIHAD': Unmasking America's new enemy
Oct. 9, 2001 - Osama bin Laden said, "To kill Americans and their allies, civilians, and military is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it." (Feb. 23, 1998) Anti-American demonstrations in Pakistan and the Gaza strip are indications that his holy war is not, as President Bush said, just the philosophy of a "fringe form of Islamic extremism." While it is true that the majority of Muslims are peaceable, law-abiding people, militant Islamists comprise 10 to 15 percent of the world's Muslim population.
That means well over 100 million human beings are, to a greater or lesser degree, caught up with what amounts to the world's most dangerous cult.
Source: WorldNetDaily

'The Origin of Islam Is Peace'
Oct. 6, 2001 - TIME Magazine in Europe features an interview with Sheik Abdullah Nimr Darwish, founder of the Islamic Movement in Israel. He claims that the Koran does not support terrorism and suicide missions. According to him, these are the results of misguided fatwas, issued by some sheiks and scholars.
Source: TIMEeurope (Story no longer online)

Palestinian Religious Leaders Continue Anti-US Rhetoric
Oct. 10, 2001 - Examples of current messages from Moslem clerics include these:
Special Dispatch No. 278: PA Mufti Calls Upon Muslims Not To Join U.S. Coalition Against Terrorism
Special Dispatch No. 277: Terror in America (10) -
'Islamic religious law dictates that we join the Taliban's Jihad, not the US coalition.'
Source: The Middle East Media and Research Institute

Bush Is Setting the Right Tone
By Maher M. Hathout and Salam Al-Marayati (Maher M. Hathout is chairman of the American Muslim Political Coordinating Council. Salam Al-Marayati is director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, based in Los Angeles)
Sept. 28, 2001 - This article is a commendation of President Bush's historic meeting with Muslim and Arab Americans, and suggestions of how to proceed.
Source: Los Angeles Times (Story no longer online)

Report: Calendar Showed Plane Crashing Near Manhattan
Sept. 28, 2001 - An investigation is being conducted in The Netherlands about the origins of a calendar for September that was printed in Egypt three months earlier. The picture on the calendar shows an airliner crashing with Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.
"I am supported by Allah, to die for Allah" was quoted on the calendar, the same words reportedly used by an EgyptAir pilot who allegedly crashed a jet in November of 1999.
Source: NewsMax

Expressions of Support Surprising to Muslims
Sept. 26, 2001 - While there have been some hate crimes committed against Middle Easterners since the WTC attack, there has also been a surprising outpouring of compassion and kindness.
Source: Los Angeles Times (Story no longer online)

Bush to Outline Attack Response
Sept. 25, 2001 - Summary of news from yesterday: President Bush outlines his thorough and cautious plans for the isolation and then penetration of the Taliban in a letter to Congress. The Taliban is defiant, Saudi Arabia has cut ties with them, leaving only Pakistan with diplomatic relations. Stocks recovered approximately 1/4th of last week's losses.
A CBS-New York Times poll found that Bush's handling of the terrorist crisis was supported by 90 percent of those surveyed, and 92 percent expressed backing for U.S. military action in response. At the same time, 78 percent said they believed another terrorist attack was likely in the United States
Source:Fox News
Also:Bush sides with the doves - BBC analysis - Bush war team is not acting in haste.

Powell: U.S. will link bin Laden, al Qaeda to attacks
Sept. 24, 2001 - Secretary of Defense, Colin Powell, speaking yesterday on "Meet the Press," said it was certain that bin Laden was responsible for the terror attacks in New York and Washington, and that the U.S. will publish a report proving these allegations.
He commented on the rumors that the Saudi Arabians are denying the United States the use of an air base.
He said the Saudis have been "very responsive" to all the requests that have been made of them by the United States, and Powell said he wouldn't go into detail about what has not been asked.
He also answered questions about reports that Iraq and Saddam Hussein were involved. He acknowledged that Hussein "means us no good." But he couldn't say that there is a clear link between Iraq and the attacks.
Source: CNN

Who did it? Foreign Report presents an alternative view
Sept. 21, 2001 - Israeli intelligence sources think the immediate architects of the World Trade Center disaster were two of the world’s foremost terrorist masterminds: the Lebanese Imad Mughniyeh, head of the special overseas operations for Hizbullah, and the Egyptian Dr Ayman Al Zawahiri, senior member of Al-Qaeda and possible successor of the ailing Osama Bin Laden.
Source: Jane's Security

CIA Begins To Examine Iraqi Connection
Sept. 20, 2001 - Mohammed Atta, a Palestinian who was wanted by Israel for a 1986 bombing, has been identified as one of the hijackers in the commercial airlines flight that slammed into the World Trade Center. It is now known that he met with an Iraqi intelligence official earlier this year. This was the first connection to Iraq in the case.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the officials said, has been promoting an intensive search into an Iraqi connection to the attack. Rumsfeld has called for attacks both on Bin Laden as well as countries that harbor his Al Qaida group.
Source: Middle East News Line

Islam's many faces
Sept. 19, 2001 - Hal Lindsey explains that America's war is not against Islam, or Muslims, in general. It is against terrorists. But those terrorists do represent a certain radical brand of Islam.
Radical Islam teaches that democracy is the Great Satan, since democratic societies are free. Free societies cannot and do not require submission to Islam. Radical Islamists are as horrified that there are Christians and Jews living free in America as they are that there are atheists in America. The fruits of radical Islam are evident in the fact that there are nearly 100 Christians right now awaiting execution in Afghanistan for the crime of "promoting Christianity." Such is radical Islam. That is our enemy.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Knowing Our Enemies
Sept. 19, 2001 - Joseph Farrah explores important facts about the date of the attack, and connections between The Taliban with Palestinians, China, and others.
John Pomfret of the Washington Post reported on page 27 of his paper two days after Black Tuesday that China signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the Taliban, giving Beijing the "closest relationship with the isolated Kabul regime of any non-Muslim country," according to a senior Western diplomat. When was that extraordinary agreement announced? Sept. 11, 2001 – Black Tuesday.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Don't be deceived. It is wrong for Americans to take out their frustration on our Muslim citizens and visitors. Most of them are wonderful, peace-loving people. But it must be noticed that anti-American hate is literally pouring out from Muslim writers, speakers, and religious leaders in many places. Those who rejoice at our calamity should be held accountable for aiding terrorism.

Arab Press Coverage of Terror in America
Sept. 18, 2001 - These article give a chilling perspective to the hatred that many Palestinians and other Arabs feel for America.
Source: Worthy News from The Middle East Media and Research Institute. During the weeks prior to the attacks, PMW noticed an increase in the anti-American vitriol and incitement appearing in the PA press, including calls to attack the US. The following selections are from 2001, prior to the attack. This compilation demonstrates the consistency of Palestinian ideology.

Muslim Americans Condemn Attack
Islamic leaders in America speak out against the attack. - Sabawoon.com (Story no longer online)

Palestianian Authority's Hatred Of America
Sept. 15, 2001 - This is a chilling compilation of anti-American vitriol and incitement during the period just before the attack.
Source: This Week's News Report From Jerusalem (Story no longer online)

Taliban leader: Prepare for holy war
Sept. 14, 2001 - Saying that the U.S. wants to demonize Islam, Afganistan's Supreme Leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, warned his people to prepare for holy war (Jihad).
With expectations growing among many Afghans of some sort of U.S. retaliatory strike on Afghanistan, hundreds of Kabul residents have begun evacuating the city. Most aid workers, reporters and diplomats based in the Afghan capital have already left, with the U.N. pulling out its entire international staff Thursday.
Source: CNN

Who's responsible for this bloodbath?
Sept. 12, 2001 - It's too early to be sure, but the attack on our World Trade Center and Pentagon seem to have the signature of Saudi millionaire terrorist Osama bin Laden, who is hiding in Afghanistan. The Palestinians share blame for the climate.
Source: WorldNetDaily

Day of terror
Sept. 11, 2001 - We are taking the liberty of copying this entire early story for now since many will not be able to access MSNBC
BBC: Palestinian group says responsible for WTC attack
Note: The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the World Trade Center, but it is unlikely that Palestinians have the means for such a massive and successful operation. Many experts are saying that it looks like the work of Osama bin Laden, but no concrete evidence has yet been made known.
Source: Jerusalem Post (Story no longer online)

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 — Two aircraft slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, causing one to collapse, while another aircraft hit part of the Pentagon. The Pentagon, the West Wing of the White House and the Capitol building were being evacuated. In addition, the FAA grounded all civilian aircraft nationwide. President Bush called the tragedies “an apparent terrorist attack on our country.” September 11 — A plane collides with World Trade Center Tower 1 on Tuesday, some eighteen minutes after a first plane struck the other tower. NBC’S JIM MIKLASEWSKI, reporting from the Pentagon, said eyewitnesses saw a third aircraft crash into part of the Pentagon. In New York, the aircraft struck minutes apart, starting fires and sending smoke billowing out of the skyscrapers. The first crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. ET. MSNBC.com reporter Martin Wolk, who was inside one of the towers, said the lights flickered and then a loud bang was heard. People panicked and started to flee the building. When they reached the lobby, smoke started to fill the building and people could see debris falling and many cars outside were damaged. “It was sheer pandemonium, people were screaming and crying, afraid to go outside because of the falling debris,” Wolk said. “We looked up and it looked like the top 20 floors were in flames.” Another bystander described a barrage of debris raining down on the sidewalk below.

Shortly after 9 a.m., a second aircraft was seen crashing into the other tower. Broadcast cameras already watching the scene filmed the second plane as it slammed into the tower and exploded in a huge fireball. A half hour later, President Bush made a brief statement to reporters, calling the disaster a “national tragedy” and attributing it to terrorists. He did not cite any specific terrorist groups. In the wake of the crashes, New York airports and the Lincoln Tunnel were closed as precautionary measures. The stock exchanges in New York also did not open. Large holes were visible in sides of the 110-story buildings. The tops of the twin towers were obscured by the smoke. Thousands of pieces of what appeared to be office paper came drifting over Brooklyn, about three miles from the tower, one witness said. In an earlier terrorist attack, the center was bombed on Feb. 26, 1993, killing six people and injured more than 1,000 others. Terrorist Ramzi Yousef and three others were convicted of orchestrating the attack. Three other indicted co-conspirators remain at large. The FBI said it was investigating reports of a hijacking. A United Airlines employee said he had heard reports that an American Airlines jet had been hijacked and was one of the two aircraft that flew into the center. Sources told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that the jet was flying from Boston to Los Angeles when it apparently was hijacked. Traffic entering New York City from New Jersey was at a standstill approaching the Holland Tunnel as motorists stood outside their cars watching the fire. In Chicago, the Sears Trade tower was being evacuated as well.
Source: MSNBC (Story no longer online)

U.S. planes land in Pakistan for possible Bin Laden strike
Aug. 11, 1999 - Two airplaines with military commandos from the United States reportedly landed in Pakistan last Monday in what appeared to be an attempt to attack Osama Bin Laden in neighboring Afghanistan.
Al-Jazeerah television, monitored by the BBC in Jordan, said the two planes landed at two airports around Islamabad. It said dozens of U.S. military commandos took up combat positions near the planes and barred anyone from approaching the area.
Al-Jazeerah reported that the operation was in apparent preparation for a military strike against Bin Laden. Bin Laden has been accused by the United States of having responsibility for the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a year ago that killed at least 226 people, including 12 Americans.
Source: World Tribune - Story posted on day of publication only.

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ISIS Rising - Hal Lindsey
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