No speeches or sermons or recollections from me today. Just a stream of posts designed to show what al Qaeda and the Islamo-fascists have not yet destroyed: our freedom as Westerners. Today's blog is dedicated to showing Osama, Zawahiri, Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad and all the Islamist murderers and tyrants what they hate: evidence of resistance and of freedom - from the West, from moderate Muslims, from Jews, from women, from gays, and from all who seek freedom against theocratic tyranny. If you have a link, an item, a photo or a YouTube guaranteed to offend Islamist theocrats, please send them to me, and I'll post. Check in throughout the day for images and words that will gall Islamists everywhere, quotes that reveal tenacity and lack of fear, videos that expose the failure of the medieval bigots who struck five years ago, tributes to people who have stood up to these bullies and who have shown that we have not submitted yet; and never will.
For starters - and a moment particularly poignant for me as an Anglo-American - here's the Buckingham Palace band, playing the American national anthem after 9/11. If it re-summons some of the trans-Atlantic solidarity after the atrocity, then it's a good way to start the day.