Thursday, August 19, 2010

9/11 Families Respond to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

From Debra Burlingame:

New York, NY, August, 18 — For the last four months, 9/11 families, first responders, survivors and concerned citizens have been asking where developers are getting funding for a $100-million dollar mosque and Islamic center planned for Ground Zero. The imam who is heading the project has refused to identify the source of the $5 million cash that was used to purchase the building, and told an Arab newspaper that he will get funding for the project from Arab and Muslim countries. Given the imam’s statements, that America was “an accessory to the crime” on 9/11, that “Osama Bin Laden was made in the U.S.A.” as well as his repeated refusal to condemn Hamas, we believe he has an obligation to come clean to the public on his financial sources. Our concern has been amplified by news that the imam’s worldwide “Shariah Index Project” is being funded by the Malaysian government, and that he is a principal figure in the Perdana Global Peace Project, the number one funder of the Gaza Flotilla, a violent attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Today we learn that instead of taking our concerns seriously, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi suggested that the opponents of the Ground Zero mosque should be investigated. This comment is clearly intended to intimidate those of us who are speaking out to preserve the sanctity of Ground Zero, where more than 20,000 human remains have been recovered, 1,845 in the last five years. We can assure Ms. Pelosi that whatever funds we have spent to get our message out, they pale in comparison to the price we have personally paid since that day, and continue to pay as a result of the mosque project. The vast majority of the American people support us. They lived through September 11 with us, and they know, as we do, that this not a “local issue.” What happened on 9/11 affected all Americans.

Debra Burlingame
Tim Sumner
Co-founders, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America
See also Power Line (c/o Memeorandum).

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Dennis said...

It would seem that a significant number of the citizens of this country are becoming "Enemies of the State" in Ms. Pelosi's opinion. It makes one wonder when and if Pelosi and the gang will repeal the "Posse Comitatus Act" and use the military against us. This is a perfect example of just who these people are and to what lengths they will go to stifle our First Amendment rights.
One also wonders if any of her constituents in SF realize the ends to which Ms. Pelosi's approach could be utilized? They could be the ultimate victims of her actions.
One should never trust a Leftist for their actions will always turn dictatorial.

Dave said...

It's long past time this hideous, tyrannical woman was sent packing, as she has now gotten way too large for her britches.

You really have to wonder about the future of a nation that would allow someone like Pelosi to get within a mere two heartbeats of its highest office.