The New York Times estimates how much it cost to the United States the attack, which Americans think organized by al-Qaeda, 10 years ago, on 11 September 2001.
The newspaper cites that the destruction of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Al-Qaeda has spent about 500 thousand dollars. For the US, costs associated with the aftermath of the attacks reach some $ 3.3 trillion or nearly $ 7 million for every dollar al-Qaeda spent.
In particular, the $ 55 billion was estimated for death toll and other physical damage caused by the September 11 attacks. Another $ 123 billion, the experts rated as the post-attacks impact on the economy, and security costs have reached $ 589 billion
The most significant item of expenditure for the United States become military spending – it reached $ 1 trillion and 649 billion. It is expected that up to 2016 the US government will spend for military purposes, such as the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, $ 223 billion and $ 55 billion, respectively.
“All in all, for military purposes, including health and social care for veterans of wars , the budget of the United States can rocket to almost $ 867 billion”, said the NYT.
“Indeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert [people] from the way of Allah. So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret; then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved – unto Hell they will be gathered”.
(The Holy Quran, Surah 8. “Spoils Of War”, verse 36)
“The US spends more than the next 14 countries combined, accounting for almost 50 % of global defence spending. And the US also spends more on defence research and development than the rest of world put together! So the US, the strongest force of our time, whose army is spanning the globe, is spending millions into this effort nevertheless it still cannot defeat the true Muslims and can still not win in this war of ideas!”
(Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, see “The Battle of Hearts and Minds“)
Enough to get a glimpse at a world map, and turn off the TV for a moment from which the turbulent flow of gushing infidel propaganda, in order to realize an obvious fact, which is desperately trying to “ignore” the enemies of Islam.
Since 2001, the date on which the infidels of the world under US leadership have begun an all-out war against Islam, despite the enormous losses of Muslims and death of their leaders, despite the enormous forces and resources involved and the enemy occupation of Islamic lands, Jihad territory has not shrunk, vice versa -it has been steadily expanding to include new countries.
For the first time since the fall in 1924 of the last Caliphate of the Muslims – the Ottoman Caliphate – the rise of Islam and armed Jihad is not in a single country or within a small piece of territory but around the world simultaneously.
A hadith of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) says:
“There will be Prophethood for as long as Allah wills it to be, then there will be righteous Caliphate it will be for as long as Allah wills (in other sources it says up to 30 years), then there will be biting kingship for as long as Allah wills, then there will be oppressive kingship (or dictatorial military regimes) for as long as Allah wills, then Allah will destroy them and the time of righteous Caliphate will come”.
Today we are witnessing the collapse of the regime of military tyranny. The Arab revolt is only the first step in a new era. America represents the highest form of modern military tyranny which, unlike other empires of the past, rules not only on land or at sea, but also in the air and in space.
The enemies of Islam are well aware of the stakes in this battle. Their leaders openly pronounce the time of the true causes of the war.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on constantly to confront Islam, calling it “evil ideology”, which according to him, “includes the formation of an effective state government of the Taliban and the Sharia law in the Arab world, as the road to the Caliphate of all Muslim nations”.
George W. Bush in October 2005, said:
“The Islamists believe that controlling one country will rally the Muslim masses, enabling them to overthrow all moderate governments in the region and establish a radical Islamic empire that spans from Spain to Indonesia”.
A year later, in September 2006, he said:
“This caliphate would be a totalitarian Islamic empire encompassing all current and former Muslim lands, stretching from Europe to North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia… We know this …”.
So what are the causes of doubts and hesitations of those Muslims who are still trying to ignore reality? Disease of the hearts and feebleness of their faith.
by Suleiman Beshto
Department of Letters