Tens of thousands of Americans joined the 9/11 rally in New York on Saturday, Sept. 11, to remember those who perished in the Islamic attack on America and to protest the building of a mosque at the site of Ground Zero. But the world's media, for the most part, ignored or downplayed the event.
Below is part of an account of the rally, or you can read the full story and see the pictures on http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/09/historic-911-rally-draws-40000.html 'There was no end. You could not see the horizon. The media pretends these tens of thousands people don't exist. It's criminal. We will be heard. 'Tens of thousands descended upon Ground Zero today to remember those we lost nine years ago, and to save the American principles of freedom that the sharia (Islamic law) tramples. 'Crickets are chirping in taqiya media newsrooms nationwide (although they were all there). There has been no coverage. 'We organized a rally of remembrance that dwarfed the opposition. If the America haters had 4,000, we had ten times more. The media is playing the dueling rallies; it was no such thing.
'Free people came from all over the country and all over the world to stand in solidarity with the 911 families and to declare our iron determination that no victory mosque will be built on their graves. The crowd was young and old, black and white ........ politics of all stripes. The crowd was beautiful. The crowd was proud and good and decent America. All the speakers were excellent. Rousing. 'But the highlights included Geert Wilders, who was greeted as the great hero that he is, and spoke about how a sharia mosque at Ground Zero would be the death New York's proud tradition of Dutch tolerance.'Ambassador John Bolton spoke bluntly and unequivocally via video link about the affront to American values that this mosque would constitute. 'Other powerful voices included Joseph Nassralla, who was the unwilling media darling of our June 6th rally, when a misunderstanding was blown out of proportion by the mainstream media as a racist incident. Joseph Nassralla was the Arab who was supposedly in a confrontation at that rally. At this rally we were proud to feature him, and he was so passionate and rousing in his love for America and fierce denunciation of the thousand-year-old Islamic oppression of the Coptic Christians in Egypt that the crowd went wild as Joseph led them in cheers of Gd Bless America!'But his warning was clear. The Ground Zero mosque would be the beginning of the end, and Egypt shows where the presence of Islam leads in a free nation. 'Steve Malzberg and Mike Gallagher were greeted by huge cheers. It was an historic day in American history. Here is the first of El Marco's peerless coverage. More pictures and video will be going up continuously. So check back. And El Marco and Pamela Hall will have the definitive post tomorrow (hopefully).' “Did New York deserve this? Did America deserve this? Did the West deserve this? What, my friends, would you say to people who argue that New York, that America, that the West had itself to blame for those horrible sounds?'There are people in this city who argue this. And they are angry because we are gathered here today to commemorate, to make a stand, to draw the line. My friends, I have come from the other side of the Atlantic to share your grief for those who died here nine years ago. I have not forgotten how I felt that day.”
'Other speakers included 9/11 family members, first responders, and refugees from Islamic regimes.'
The rally was organised by Pamela Geller (biog below) and we at the Free Press applaud her patriotism, courage and enterprise. But we also would ask - where are the American men? Where is the male leadership?
BiographyPamela "Atlas" Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com, bringing you the news you will not hear from the mainstream media, providing original reportage, covering little-reported events of great import, and giving an unblinkingly honest examination of global affairs. She is also the executive director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and of the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), and is a regular columnist for Andrew Breitbart's Big Government and Big Journalism, the American Thinker, and other publications. Pamela Geller is the author of the book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America with Robert Spencer (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton) Simon & Schuster).