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We're Still At War

By: Joseph Farah  |  Contributor: Scott Allswang    

The attack on Sept. 11, 2001, wasn't just a disaster for America because of the loss of lives and property. 

It was a disaster because American leadership misused the attack to expand government, misidentified the enemy and failed to recognize that our nation was at war. 

Nothing much has changed since then. 

We're embroiled in endless nation-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan – neither of which makes America safer and stronger – while our enemy’s work has continued apace right here on our doorstep. 

We killed Osama bin Laden and foiled some other attacks, but our enemy was never one man or one Islamic terrorist group. 

And the secret Muslim Brotherhood international conspiracy is toppling governments throughout the Middle East and making major inroads in their stealth jihad campaign inside the U.S. 
Ten years after, is it time for some new tactics and strategy? 

I can't help remember the exact moment U.S. policy went off the rails. 

It came within two weeks of the attack, when President Bush told Americans to carry on as if there were no war. 

He told them to go shopping – to go on vacation, to spend money. That was the "sacrifice" they were asked to make for the cause. 

"Get down to Disney World in Florida," he urged. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." 

In effect, he promised them bread and circuses. Leave the war effort to him. 

Then he built one of the most inefficient, useless, counterproductive and wasteful bureaucracies in the history of the republic – the Department of Homeland Security. 

Then he launched two undeclared wars on Afghanistan and Iraq with no definition of victory. 

These wars and this monstrous new bureaucracy would be paid with borrowed money, opening the door for even more insane and reckless spending by a future administration – money that would threaten the economic security of the country. 

The result is that America is less safe and less secure than we were before the Sept. 11 attack.

What was needed then and what is still needed today is a sense of shared and collective responsibility for 350 million Americans. We still need to know that we are in the fight of our lives – one that will last a long time and require real sacrifice – not just by young men and women fighting overseas, but by civilians who take self-governance, preparedness and self-defense seriously. 

Americans need to understand what we are up against – the greatest threat since the Soviet Union, an international conspiracy of Islamists who have identified us as "the Great Satan." 

Thankfully, an American woman, a blogger, an activist, has stepped forward to provide the real blueprint for victory in this continuing war. 

Her name is Pamela Geller and her book is called "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance." 

It's more than an exposé of the threat. It's a battle plan for victory – the only kind that will actually prove effective. 

Every American needs this book to prepare for this fight, to get mobilized and to understand how we can fight back in the streets, in the fields, in the cities and the countryside. This war is not being fought only in faraway lands. It is being waged right here – but, so far, only one side is fighting. 

Even 10 years after, it's not too late to get our bearings, to get prepared, to recognize the enemy and to prevail in a war that is not a decade old but some 13 centuries old – the only war that literally defines history since the 8th century. 

I'm calling for realism. I'm calling for sacrifice. I'm calling for preparedness. 

And it starts with this magnificent book -- "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance," one the culture of Big Government nannyism and political correctness don't want you to see.