Ben Shapiro’s Five Lessons America Should Have Learned from 9/11

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | September 11, 2017 | 3:47 PM EDT

Editor of The Daily Wire and host of the Ben Shapiro Show Ben Shapiro (Flickr Photo/Gage Skidmore)

Today on Facebook Live, host of the Ben Shapiro Show Ben Shapiro recounted the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that saw approximately 3,000 victims lose their lives, and he listed five lessons America should have learned from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The lessons America should have learned, according to Ben Shapiro, are as follows:

  1. “We are setting ourselves up for a fall” if America is not “consider[ing] measures to stamp out terrorist groups across the planet” in an effort to deter future threats.
  2. “Money and friendliness do not buy off Islamists.”
  3. “This is one I think President Trump did take to heart: That is, immigration matters.”
  4. “Major terrorist attacks do require a sponsor state.”
  5. “America has real enemies,” and it’s the “government’s job to protect you” not just from existential threats but from being murdered “in your bed.”

According to the U.S. Department of State Archive, “Victims [of the 9/11 terrorist attacks] came from more than 90 countries around the world.” 2,823 victims lost their lives at the World Trade Center (including airline passengers), 125 lost their lives at the Pentagon (not including airline passengers), and 264 people lost their lives while on board the four flights that crashed that day (Flight 11, Flight 175, Flight 77 and Flight 93).


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