Saturday, December 5, 2009

Protesters Rally Against 9/11 Terror Trials in New York

I have a deep attachment for our friends in New York, protesting the Obama administration's decision for terror trials in the civilian courts. There's lot of reporting on today's protest. See Fox News, "Hundreds Protest Terror Trials in New York." And the New Jersey Star-Ledger, "Group of 9/11 Families Hold Rally to Protest Manhattan Terror Trial."

But the photos are from the blogs. The first couple of shots are from Gathering of Eagles NY, "
911 Families Rally Against Trials in New York." And below are pics from Urban Infidel, "KSM Trials Protest New York City." See also, Atlas Shrugs, "9/11 Families, Patriots, Americans Rally Against NYC Terror Trials." (Plus, "Speaker List 9/11 Never Forget Coalition Dec 5 Rally, Noon, Rain or Shine," via Memeorandum.)

See also, Debra Burlingame's essay, "We must rise up against the trial: It's time for 9/11 families to fight Holder's dangerous move":

The attorney general has suggested that those who oppose prosecuting these men here in New York City are afraid - that we somehow don't have the courage to face Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in court.

How dare this man, who didn't have the decency to notify victims' families of his decision to bring these monsters here, imply that we lack courage. Courage is carrying on after watching your loved ones die, in real time, knowing that they burned to death, were crushed to death, or jumped from 100 flights high. Courage is carrying on, even as we waited, in some cases years, for something of our loved ones to bury. More than 1,100 families still wait.

How dare the attorney general suggest that the firefighters who oppose this trial need to "man up" and let this avowed enemy of America mock their brother firefighters in the country's most magisterial setting, a federal court.

Let me refresh the attorney general on the meaning of courage. Courage was going into those buildings that day, knowing they might not come out alive. Courage was digging for nine months on hands and knees, breathing in toxic smoke, to find the ravaged remains of brother firefighters, police officers, citizen responders and office workers. This courage was not summoned from false bravado; it sprang from an abiding love of their fellow human beings and a sense of obligation to them, their families and their beloved country.
And Kejda Gjermani, "The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government."


Dan Maloney said...

Good Recap.
If you need the link to our report it is here: