The victims of the largest and bloodiest jihadi attack on the homeland in U.S. history had a voice today. The American Freedom Defense Initiative held a press conference at Ground Zero, despite the fact that the NYPD refused our repeated requests for a permit. A large crowd of several hundred gathered as an all-star roster of patriots spoke, and moved the crowd to action over the scandal of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which glorifies the terrorists and trivializes the victims, even going so far as to charge 9/11 family members an admission charge to view the remains of the unidentified victims, which are to be dishonorably housed seven feet below ground.
First responder Alan T. DeVona, the Port Authority Police Sergeant on duty on September 11, 2001, spoke with smoldering and impassioned eloquence about the obfuscation and denial regarding what really happened on that day. Then Nelly Braginsky, who lost her only son Alec in the Towers on that day, spoke about how the 9/11 Museum has been hijacked by politically correct Leftists who are anxious to cover up the jihadist nature of the attack and denigrate American patriotism, and have made the Museum into an insult to Americans rather than a memorial.
My colleague Robert Spencer then took up the theme of this denial of the reality of jihad and showed its human cost, exposing how the FBI dropped all mention of Islam and jihad from training materials, leading to the FBI’s disastrous disregard of intel from Russia that could have headed off the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. And finally, Ashraf Ramelah of Voice of the Copts explained with vivid intensity about what is in store for non-Muslims in America if we continue on this path of accommodation and appeasement, showing that what is happening to the Copts in Egypt is what is coming to the U.S.
It was a solemn but triumphant day. We are unbowed, we are resolute, and we are determined. We will never give up, and never give in. Freedom will prevail.
Alan DeVona, 911 First Responder, who made an impassioned plea holding the FBI ad we are currently suing Seattle Transit to run.
Nelly Braginsky, 911 family mother, who lost her only son Alec on 911
Pamela Hall is uploading the speeches as we speak. I will post as they go live.
UPDATE: Urban Infidel was there.
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