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We will never forget, and we must eventually turn our attention back to the age-old conflict between an intolerant and supremacist faith and the radical jihadists who will kill to impose it on the west.
But barbarism comes in many forms. Today the barbarians loot and burn and deface our cities in their inchoate rage. Like the attackers of 19 years ago, they wear the mantle of smug self-righteousness. And like the attackers of 19 years ago, their aim is to tear down western civilization and replace it with something worse.
What they have in common, the jihadists of Islam and the jihadists of socialism and radicalism and Antifa and Black Lives Matter, is not what they believe but what they detest: tolerance, free speech, free markets, freedom of conscience, the rule of law and our equality under it — all of the things that make the west, that make America, great.
Never forget 9/11. But also, pay attention to what is happening today.