Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th Ten-Year Anniversary Memorial & SIOA Freedom Rally

I went downtown today for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the SIOA Freedom Rally.

When I left my apartment in Brooklyn to head down they were reading the letter 'E' in the names of the victims. I grabbed the ferry on the East River, got to Wall Street, made my way up a few blocks and then through tight crowds and through checkpoints. By the time I got there they were up to the letter 'L'.

VIDEO: The reading of the name of my friend, Robert G. McIlvaine.

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The list of speakers included 9/11 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of hero firefighter and reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks; Nelly Braginskaya, who lost her son Alex; Sally Regenhard,mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 9/11 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of September 11); Maureen and Al Santora, Maureen Santora, who lost their hero fightfighter son 9/11 and Alan DeVona, 911 first responder.

German MP Rene Stadtkewitz, leader of Germany's Freedom Party; Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding publisher of the Western Standard magazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammad (livestreaming on SUN TV), George Demos, NY Congressional candidate, Anders Gravers of Stop Islamisation of Europe (SIOE); war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; and Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul. Clergy included William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition; Dr. MG Prasad, director in the board of directors of Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida, and his associates, Mr. Nanda Gorur and Mr. Vivek Vasanth; Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman and CEO of Namdhari Sikh Foundation and a Sikh Priest.

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Pamela Geller and Anders Gravers.

Lars Hedegaard.

Pastor Terry Jones came by but didn't speak at the rally.

The site for the proposed Ground Zero Mega Mosque was right around the corner.

The always offensive Westboro Baptist Church nutcases showed up. The signs were the usual garden variety evil including 'Firemen are Fags' and 'Thank God 4 9/11.' One of them wore a t-shirt that said 'Jews Killed Jesus.' The Phelps woman pictured here sang a song about people jumping out of the windows of the WTC and dying fireman to the tune of 'Another One Bites the Dust' by Queen.
You really had to see the NYPD cops' faces watching these creatures. After about an hour of their taunting they were escorted out of the area by the police.

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The complete slide show is here.

I shot about 30 videos of scenes around Ground Zero and the SIOA speakers. So instead of embedding them all here, you can see them all over at my youtube channel --
which I am still updating.

Here are a few highlights:

Ezra Levant.

Anders Gravers.

Joseph Nassralla.


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