Welcome to the Terrorism Awareness website, the nerve center of a national Terrorism Awareness Project to wake up Americans – and particularly American college students — to the threat we face.
In a rational world, there shouldn’t have to be a Terrorism Awareness Project. Not after the slaughter of 9/11 and the clear message that this was just the beginning of what the jihadis had in store for us. And a Terrorism Awareness Project certainly shouldn’t have to be focused on college campuses, which ought to be the intellectual spear point in the defense of our nation. But the sad truth is that America generally is sleepwalking through the war on Terror and our universities are doing something even worse: allowing an unholy alliance to form between the forces of terror and the forces of anti Americanism. Radicals on campus —and radicals continue to define the campus, as they have since the 1960s — may deny that they actively support terror, but they admit that they believe that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Since their enemy is America, the terrorist is their friend. This is why we have launched a Terrorism Awareness Project: to publicize and combat activities on campus ranging from the propaganda of pro-terrorist front groups such as the International Solidarity Movement to curricular distortions of disciplines such as Peace Studies.
Do we exaggerate the threat? Hardly. Remember that University of South Florida Professor Sami al-Arian, Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s co-founder and North American fundraiser, created two terror fronts at USF, which he staffed with fellow terrorists. Tarik Hamdi, one of his board members, gave a satellite phone to Osama bin Laden in 1998. Al-Arian also invited to campus Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the man behind the first World Trade Center attack.
Remember too that the FBI continues to investigate the terrorist-ties of students associated with the Muslim Students’ Association. Before University of Idaho MSA President Sami Omar Al-Hussayen was deported for aiding a radical Muslim terrorist “charity,” he sought access to a nuclear lab. Meanwhile, members of the UCLA chapter of the MSA raised money for Hamas and Hezbollah, and the University of Southern California chapter invited a Taliban ambassador to campus. MSA has chapters on 150 campuses.
Other campus organizations send Americans to work with extremists overseas. The anti Semitic International Solidarity Movement recruits students to stand between Palestinian terrorists and Israeli soldiers, an activity that has already resulted in two students’ deaths. Sami al-Arian addressed the ISM national conference at the University of Michigan, where members chanted “Death to the Jews!” and learned how to generate positive PR for suicide bombers. The ISM spreads its venom each year at major universities such as Michigan, Ohio State, Duke, Georgetown.
A culture of denial and collaboration has grown up in our colleges, which by acts of omission and commission advance the enemy’s cause. Last fall, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government hosted former President Muhammad Khatami of Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Yale admitted former Taliban spokesman Rahmatullah Hashemi as a student. Duke funded a speech by Laura Whitehorn, who bombed the U.S. capitol as a 1970s radical. Weatherman terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Billy Ayres have prestigious positions, respectively, at Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, a growing number of “scholars” are claiming that it was President Bush, not Mohammed Atta, who perpetrated 9/11, and one widely used textbook teaches that “one person’s ‘terrorist’ is another’s ‘freedom fighter.’”
TAP’s mission is twofold: to keep you informed of such aid and comfort to the enemy, and, more importantly, to urge you, in the language of the left, to speak truth to the power that the pro-terror forces have acquired on our campuses.
Become a campus coordinator for the Terrorism Awareness Project on your campus. Organize a Terrorism Awareness Month that will bring home the realities of the threat our country faces to your fellow students. Download and circulate the materials on this website. It is a toolkit for freedom. Stay tuned for more information about the forces in our universities that are working to disarm and weaken this country at a time when it needs to be most vigilant.