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Sunday, 6 December 2009
9/11 Protest Rally message to AG Holder: NIMBY!

On a cold, rainy wind swept Saturday, thousands crowded into Foley Square in downtown Manhattan near the Federal Courts less than a few blocks from "Ground Zero"- the site of the destroyed twin towers of the World Trade Center. That is where over 2,700 innocent people lost their lives to Islamic terrorists bent on commiting Jihad.  They were there to protest against US Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other plotters of what I called 'the Pearl Habor of the 21st Century."  Others like Edie Lutnick, who lost a brother  on the 107th floor at the investment banking firm of Cantor, Fitzgerald, called it "War." She was there representing 800 Cantor Fitzgerald families.  

Holder doesn't think  it is War, certainly not Islamic Jihad  perpetrated that brilliant clear late summer day by 19 Martyrs, 15 Saudis among them.  He probably considers the catastrophe  just anothet garden variety, "manmade disaster,"  like  his colleague US Department of Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitano.  Holder has effectively criminalized terrorism by launching what many  of us consider as an expensive show trial.  Certainly those who showed up in Foley Square yesterday didn't want such a legal proceedings in their back yard. Call it NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard). That's the message these protesters were conveying to Holder and the Obama Administation. What they want is a military tribunal to undertake hearings and render swift justice.  Instead, many of us who witnessed 9/11 that fateful day  believe what will happen in Foley Square with this crriminal trial will be a media circus. A media circus  that will reveal vital intelligence and counterterrorism  secrets further emboldening the Jihadis to  launch swarrming attacks like last year's horrific Mumbai  Jihad Madness t that killed 170 people. 

Note in the news release  posted at  the 9/11 Never Forget  website  who did show up to speak at the Foley Square protests and be sure and watch the videos posted there.

Despite Cold, Heavy Rain and Wind, Large Crowd Gathers To Protest Trying Terrorists as Civilians

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 5, 2009 — Today, several thousand protesters gathered at Foley Square in New York City to rally against Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and 4 other 9/11 co-conspirators as civilians in federal court.

Despite bitter cold, strong winds and heavy rain the crowd stayed through the 2-hour rally. The event was organized by the 9/11 Coalition to Never Forget and featured speakers representing 9/11 family members, first responders and our troops.

Among the notable moments: actor Brian Dennehy read a statement from Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Dennehy, reading their words, said “We, who witnessed the darkest side of hell, and have since spent every moment of our lives studying the anatomy of terror, we refuse to accept the strategy of normalization that Holder’s decision represents. Terror is a crime against society, and should not be tried in the same court as crimes against individuals or against a particular country.”

Dennehy was one of several entertainment stars who issued a statement challenging Holder’s decision to bring the terrorist detainees to New York City for civilian trials, along with Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Danny Aiello, Robert Davi, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Ben Stein.

As the rain continued to pour and the wind howled, the crowd’s enthusiasm never waned, sending a powerful message to those seeking to bring war criminals like the 9/11 mastermind to trial in US civilian court: New Yorkers and their fellow Americans view this issue as one of national and Constitutional survival, and they will fight Holder’s decision all the way.

The rally was covered by national and local media and will be online at C-SPAN here.

Full List of Speakers:

MELISSA KEENE: “Star Spangled Banner”
STEVE MALZBERG (M.C.) Talk-Show Host
DEBRA BURLINGAME 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America
GREG & LAUREN MANNING 9/11 survivors
EDITH LUTNICK Representing 800 Families of Cantor Fitzgerald
ANDY McCARTHY Former Federal Prosecutor
DAVID BEAMER Father of Todd Beamer
ZUHDI JASSER American Islamic Forum for Democracy
ROBIN & RON GRIFFIN Gold Star Parents
DANIEL RODRIGUEZ: “God Bless America”



Posted on 12/06/2009 5:35 AM by Jerry Gordon
8 Dec 2009
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Not The Guardian Or Anglos But Guardian.......
Dat guy above in the red beret looked familiar but I couldn't remember his organization, let alone his name until reading the following NRO Corner post minutes later:

"*****mas on Saturday Night   [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I thought SNL did a remarkable job of taking religion out of Christmas even while singing "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" on Saturday night.

They left in "angelic hosts," but since I also saw Guardian Angel pens at Walgreens this weekend, I'm not sure angels count.