D’Souza’s Trojan Horse
by Elan Journo | Voice of Reason | July 15, 2009
Many answers have been offered to the question: who is the enemy that struck us on 9/11 — and why? You may remember hearing suggestions that the attackers should be regarded as deranged criminals; or, that the terrorists were driven by poverty and frustration; or, that they are a band of “Islamofascists.” The answer you accept will shape your conclusion about what must be done to defend our lives and freedom. For example, if you think the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were criminal acts, one practical implication is to round up the ringleader and his minions and put them on trial before a judge (which is what happened after the first attack on the WTC in 1993). But my view is that nearly eight years after 9/11, Americans still lack a correct picture of what we’re up against, and that this has subverted our security. The problem is not merely that we lack a clear idea of the enemy; we’ve been deluged with a host of bizarre and false explanations.
Into that category I put the account offered by Dinesh D’Souza in his book, The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.