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Written by Victoria Radin   

Revised 2022 

Many people believe that the date of September 11th was chosen simply by chance by the Muslim terrorists. However, history would seem to point to that date as their planned, specific choice. It was the date in history on which Muslim invaders of the West were brought to their knees in defeat three times. It also points to the curses that would befall a nation in covenant with G-d that has turned away from Him.  

In 1565, the Muslim Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, having intentions of not only taking Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca and southern Spain, but Rome as well. But first, he had to take the small island of Malta just south of Sicily, defended by the Knights of Malta. In March of 1565, Sultan Suleiman attacked with 200 ships and 40,000 Muslim soldiers. Jean Parisot de la Valette led the small number of the Knights of Malta and defined the battle. He said, “Today it is a question of the defense of our faith – as to whether the Gospels are to be superseded by the Koran. G-d on this occasion demands of us our lives, already vowed to His service. Happy will be those who first consummate this sacrifice.”

Although the Muslims far outnumbered the Knights of Malta, they kept fighting. The Turks reduced one of their fortresses to rubble, but the Knights kept fighting, resolving to save Western Civilization. Finally, the Muslim leader was killed and they sailed away in defeat on September 11, 1565.

In 1683, Sultan Mehmed IV sent 138,000 Muslim Ottoman Turks to surround Vienna, Austria, led by General Mustafa Pasha. For two months they starved the 11,000 Austrian defenders of Vienna. Polish King Jan Sobieski gathered 81,000 Polish, Austrian and German troops and on September 11, 1683, led a surprise attack. In one of the largest charges in history, 38,350 cavalry and dragoons caused the Turks to flee in terror for their lives.

During a time when Muslim Ottoman Turks dominated Belgrade, Serbia, Austria helped free Belgrade, but Muslim Ottoman Turks recaptured it and razed the city’s buildings to the ground. Thousands fled to the Austrian Hapsburg Empire. A representative of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince Eugene of Savoy, led the Holy League to counter-attack. Losing 500 men, they killed 30,000 Turks in one of the Ottoman Empire’s worst defeats in history – the Battle of Zenta, on September 11, 1697.

Fundamentalist Muslims still feel the sting of defeat hundreds of years later. In their view, they are the recipients of Allah's final revelation and it is humiliating to them that they have been unable to prevail against Western Culture. In their desire to reverse the trend of defeat, September 11th was carefully chosen to try and reverse the course of history and create a September 11th that Islam could celebrate.

On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. Two were flown into New York’s two World Trade Center buildings, one into the Pentagon and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 Americans were killed. Then, on the night of September 11, 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was attacked by a large group of heavily armed terrorists, leaving four Americans dead. While not as many died in this attack, the terrorists nevertheless celebrated a victory over Western forces. 

Today, Muslims are not only seeking to defeat the West through a military invasion, but also through the Trojan Horse of immigration. Their philosophy is "immigrate, populate, dominate". Foreigners, most of whom will never assimilate into Western Culture, but who vehemently oppose it, are invading our American communities in order to populate and eventually dominate our homeland. And worse, our own government has shown favor to immigration from Muslim nations.

While Muslims may have been seeking revenge for the past humiliating events that occurred on September 11th, G-d seems to have used this date to discipline America, the America that forged a covenant with Him at its very founding. Consider that the hijacked airplanes that struck their intended targets originated from Logan Airport on Governor's Island in Massachusettes (so-named by its first Governor John Winthrop) and from Washington, DC, the Capitol of the United States which was originally housed in NYC on Manhattan Island.

in 1630,  John Winthrop with his company of settlers from Europe, renewed the Pilgrim's 1620 Covenant made with G-d, known as the Mayflower Compact. He delivered his famous sermon to his fellow settlers before they reached the shores of New England to join the Pilgrim's Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the first settlements in America and the only one established by a covenant with G-d.

In his sermon, Winthrop declares that "We are entered into covenant with Him for this work... Now if the L-rd shall please to hear us, and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath He ratified this covenant and sealed our commission, and will expect a strict performance of the articles contained it it [i.e. from the Bible]; but if we shall neglect the observation of these articles... the L-rd will surely break out in wrath against us, and be revenged of such a people, and make us know the price of the breach of such a covenant... For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our G-d... and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world... till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going."

Has the curse that Winthrop pronounced fallen upon America? The targets that were struck on September 11, 2001 were: First, the World Trade Center buildings, known as the economic 'captol' of the world located on Manhattan Island, which ironically, is known as the Gateway to America, and secondly, the Pentagon building in Washington DC, the place that represents America's military might. Manhattan Island was discovered on September 11, 1609, and construction was begun on the Pentagon on September 11, 1941

Pastor and author, Jonathan Cahn, points out that on that fateful day, the Parsh reading from the Torah was Deuteronomy 29:15 through 29:28 which speaks of His people "dwelling in the land of Egypt, a land of abominations and repugnant idols of wood and stone and gold and silver" (Egypt is a type of the world). It says, the Lord's fury and zeal will fume against them.

"All the nations will say, 'Why did the L-rd do so to this land? What [is the reason] for this great rage of fury? Then they will say, it is because they abandoned the covenant of the L-rd, G-d of their fathers, which He made with them...bringing upon [the land] the entire curse written in this book."

The curse to which this scripture pointed was Deuteronomy 28:16-68. Among the passages, are "Cursed shall thou be in the city, and cursed shall thou be in the field." The airplane crashes took place in both the city and the field. "The Lord shall made the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee..." The ashes from the World Trade towers rained down on the city all day. "The Lord shall bring a naton against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young..." The Muslim terrorists came from afar and have no compassion on their enemies, of whom they consider the United States to be among. "And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates...." Manhattan is considered the "Gate" of America. "Then the Lord will make thy plagues...even great plagues, and of long continuance...." Not having repented for breaking covenant with the L-rd, America is now experiencing the 'plagues of the curse'.

While there have been a number of Muslim terrorist attacks in the U.S., we can certainly look for further fulfillments of "the curse" if America does not "return to G-d" whether it be further attacks from Islam or from another source. As such, we repeat the statement expressed by Jean Parisot de la Valette who defined the [Christian's and the West's] battle against Islam, but it could apply to all forces that oppose G-d, whether Islam, Communism, Atheism, Paganism, or Humanism.

“Today it is a question of the defense of our faith – as to whether the Gospels are to be superseded by the Koran [or other doctrine of belief]. G-d on this occasion demands of us our lives, already vowed to His service. Happy will be those who first consummate this sacrifice.”

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