9/11 rewrote our lives. I realize now, for example, that 9/11′s chilling effect on the economy decreased the levels of tourism in the Bahamas, prompting my future mother-in-law to move my future-wife and her brother back to the United States.

Are there other families out there who would not exist if Osama bin Laden had not continued Sayyid Qutb’s war against America? Are there children who would not have been born if not for the imperial war of conquest initiated against us? Eleven years later are we ready to start understanding what it means that war is the Father of Us All?


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