They say that all the good things in life begin with chocolate. And all the bad things in life begin with Allahu Akbar.
The last sound from Flight 93 was "Allah Akbar". It's the last sound many non-Muslims have heard in the last few years.
Benghazi did not begin with chocolate. According to court testimony, it began with, "Allahu Akbar".
Special agent Scott Wickland, a regional officer with diplomatic security who was living at the mission, recalled the events of September 11, 2012 as the first witness to testify in the trial.
Around 9:45 p.m. on September 11, Wickland said he heard chanting down the street from the mission and then calls of "Allah Akbar."
As guards scrambled to put on their protective gear and get their guns, Wickland said went to notify Stevens -- who had already gone to bed -- of a possibly escalating security situation.
Wickland then said he directed Stevens and IT official Sean Smith to a safe room in one of the compound's villas.
There was gunfire, explosions and "bloodcurdling screams" on the radio, according to Wickland, who told the jury, "I knew we were under attack."
The doors of the villa were then blown open and attackers entered the compound armed with AK-47s and other assault rifles, he said.
When the attackers could not blast open the gates of the safe room, they set the villa on fire, Wickland said.
Hearing chants of, "Allah Akbar" tends to mean you're under attack. Or about to be.
Now we wouldn't want to draw any conclusions about Islam from that. That would be Islamophobic. But it's telling that the first and correct response to hearing chants of "Allahu Akbar" was grab your guns and protective gear because the terrorists are coming. And it's equally telling that the Obama response was to declare that, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam". While Hillary's response, as told to the families of the victims, was to blame a guy who made a YouTube video offensive to Muslims.
There's the dysfunctional dynamic in a nutshell. And it's why the Allahu Akbarers are winning.