9/11 was not a random terrorist action. It was planned and the date had a great deal of significance for Islamists. Charles Martel, the famous Gaulish leader, fought back the advance of the Islamic Caliphate at the battle of Tours in 732 AD. Islamic armies advanced from Saudi Arabia, east to the Afghan/India region and West through North Africa and into Northern Spain. At the last moment when it looked like defeat was certain, Martel rallied his forces and he stopped the invaders. His actions almost certainly saved Western civilization.
Now we come to the advance of the second Caliphate… the Ottoman Empire. It was indeed an Islamic Caliphate. The world has seldom seen a force such as the Ottoman Empire. They made brutal, stunning strides across Europe. Surging across Asia minor, through what was once Constantinople, Islamic armies cut a swath through Eastern Europe starting in the 11th century, ending up all the way at Vienna in the late 1600s.
From The Federalist Papers Project:
September 11, 2001 is another date which will forever live in infamy for Americans and other Westerners. The largest terrorist attack in our history killed nearly 3,000 people and led to governmental changes unseen in American politics.
While it was tragedy here, Islamists around the world celebrated the death of infidels with rejoicing and dancing in the streets. Who could forget this?
While the date now has historic significance for us, it actually held even more significance for Islamists.
September 11 was not a random date. This date was not simply chosen because they found good deals on one way plane tickets or because it fit their schedule. No, they chose the date for a very specific reason, one that has all the significance in the world for the Islamist movement. To understand this, we must go back nearly a millennia and several centuries into the past.
Osama bin Laden chose 9/11 to signify the end of the decline of Islam and to demonstrate that Jihad as a global movement was back after a 318 year hiatus. It was the beginning of a new Caliphate, as we see in ISIS. But the Ottoman Empire is threatening to rise again in a second Caliphate out of Turkey.
Islamists have a fondness for significant dates… this was no coincidence. It was thoroughly planned right down to the date and place of attack. I fear that Osama bin Laden was right… 9/11 marked the end of the decline of Islamic Jihad. We are living our very own Charles Martel moment in history.