September 30th 2006

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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Debate simmers over Australian values

EDITORIAL: Learn from America and the EU!

NATIONAL SECURITY: Is ASIO the Achilles heel of counter-terrorism?

MERCHANTS OF SLEAZE: Raunchy lingerie for young children

EMPLOYMENT: Guest workers accepted at economy's expense

QUEENSLAND: State election a no-show for Coalition

HUMAN CLONING: U.S. feminists warn on cloning risks

UNITED STATES: Pro-choice feminism's NeW rival

CLIMATE CHANGE: 'An inconvenient truth?' ... or pseudo-science?

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Quadrant reaches 50 / Grassroots journalism / And another flies over the cuckoo's nest / Howard, Beazley and friends - the next 12 months

ASIAN AFFAIRS: China's missile build-up threatens Taiwan

Queensland election: why the Coalition lost (letter)

September 11 remembered (letter)

Behind the Montreal shootings (letter)

BOOKS: THE BEST OF ANDREW BOLT: Australia's most controversial columnist

BOOKS: THUNDER FROM THE SILENT ZONE: Rethinking China, by Paul Monk

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September 11 remembered (letter)

by Rev. Hon. Fred Nile MLC

News Weekly, September 30, 2006

I express my condolences and solidarity with the citizens of the United States of America, as they commemorate the treacherous, murderous attack on the innocent workers of New York and Washington on September 11, 2001.

I still remember my shock and horror upon turning on the 11 pm television news on September 11, 2001, and seeing this attack taking place in New York and Washington. During my visit last year to New York, I spent some time meditating at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

This attack by Islamic terrorists, led by Osama Bin Laden - who again this week has boasted of his successful destruction of the Twin Towers - has mobilised and united the American people in the same way as Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 mobilised and united the American people for their ultimate victory over Japan.

This unconquerable spirit of the American people was demonstrated by the wives, husbands, mothers and children who bravely read out the names of the 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001.

As they read out the names of their own loved ones, their personal grief and inner strength were very moving, especially given their experience of a broken heart over their tragic and unexpected personal loss.

Sadly, these terrorist attacks will continue as long as evil men misuse sections of the Koran to brainwash earnest young Muslim believers, who think they are doing the will of Allah when they kill innocent infidels.

I support Prime Minister John Howard's call for moderate Muslim leaders to openly condemn this deception and to lead the Muslim community, especially their youth, in the ways of peace and harmony.

Rev. Hon. Fred Nile MLC,
Hon. National President,
Christian Democratic Party,
NSW Parliament House,
Sydney, NSW.

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