WASHINGTON POST...Earlier this week, the Sept. 11 victims' families group "Where to Turn" sent out a letter expressing opposition to a planned Sept. 11, 2010 protest of the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero (PLANNED BY ACTIVIST PAMELA GELLER & SIOA GROUP). "Such activities... disrespect the memories of our loved ones on this sacred day at this sacred site," read the letter, which was signed by the group's founder, Dennis McKeon, and posted on Politico.
Today, I spoke with Anti-Defamation League director Abe Foxman, who said he agreed with "Where to Turn" that the rally (PAMELA GELLER & SIOA GROUP) shouldn't take place. Among those slated to appear is Dutch MP Geert Wilders, whom the ADL has previously criticized for anti-Muslim bigotry. Foxman called the planned rally, and the recent incidents of anti-Muslim bigotry across the country, "un-American."
"I would agree with [Where to Turn], this is not a place for political demonstrations, for advocacy, especially on 9/11. This is a place for memory, for families to be together, to memorialize their loved ones, [to have] a moment of reflection and introspection". For people with political agendas (PAMELA GELLER & SIOA GROUP) to use the place, 9/11, and the moment for their own interests and their own platforms is desecrating the memory and very sad. Especially if some of the families of the victims are asking, their view should be taken seriously and respected.
Foxman had some harsh words regarding the presence of Wilders, as well as for conservative blogger Pamela Geller, their photos above, and her group Stop Islamization of America, which is organizing the protest: "Wilders] is a bigot, he's an anti-Muslim bigot, and one of the demonstrations being called for is being headed by someone who has an anti-Muslim agenda, often under the guise of fighting 'radical Islam.' The group vilifies Islamic faith and is engaged in [claiming] there's a conspiracy to destroy American values, which is nonsense. The organizer ( PAMELA GELLER) in fact has stated that part of her agenda is to help garner support for Wilders, who is a bigot, who has a long record of anti-Muslim bigotry". There seems to be a legitimacy that it's okay now to speak out and act out against Islam, and that's why this rally, on this very tragic day for Americans, but most tragic for those who lost their families, to use it and abuse it as a platform for bigotry, is not only tragic, it's un-American.
According to SOIA's website, the rally is also supposed to feature John Bolton, his photo above, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, more from this source................
Bikini blogger Pamela Geller Threatens NYPD With Violence, She Will Have EDL Thugs At Her Anti-Muslim Mosque Protest September 11th, 2010. Pamela Geller writes, If I lived in England, I would surely be active in the EDL Jewish division. Members of the EDL will be attending our rally to stop the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist mosque on September 11th (be there). Geller said the EDL itself acknowledged that there may have been neo-Nazi thugs among its ranks.
Don’t be fooled by either arrest numbers or EDL lies, trolling and spin. With a ready-made army of seasoned ultra-violent football hooligans, regardless of public intent, the EDL’s sole intent is to cause deadly race riots, and the greatest danger is that complacency will allow this to happen. A number of smaller-scale EDL events are happening shortly in the Midlands and the South where the EDL will “lie low”, preparing for far more destructive altercations when the time is right.
UPDATE…NYPD cracking down on Pamela Geller and her 9/11 Anti-Mosque protest, NO SIGNS AT THE 9/11 GROUND ZERO MEGA MOSQUE RALLY Nothing with big poles: the NYPD won’t allow big poles.
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