Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, the day the allied forces launched combat operations on the beaches of Normandy to utterly defeat totalitarian supremacism. 150,000 allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline. Today is a day to remember and celebrate. Yes, relish our victories and learn. (Photos thanks to Van)
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On 6 June 1944 the Western Allies landed in northern France, opening the long-awaited “Second Front” against Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Though they had been fighting in mainland Italy for some nine months, the Normandy invasion was in a strategically more important region, setting the stage to drive the Germans from France and ultimately destroy the National Socialist regime.
It is also the anniversary of our very first protest against the Ground Zero mega mosque at Ground Zero that led to the defeat of the triumphal monstrosity on sacred ground, June 6, 2010. Thousands of patriot Americans and Europeans joined us at Ground Zero and stood against the victory mosque in a building destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Our rallies grew. The last ground zero mosque protest on 9/11/10 drew well over 30,000 freedom lovers.
9/11 families were joined by immigrants from India, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Africa, Iran and Europe to show opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque at Ground Zero. Others flew in from overseas to speak or just to share their particular ethnic communities’ experiences at the hands of moslems.
These are parents and spouses of firefighters killed on 9/11. The rally took place just a minute’s walk from Ladder 10 Firehouse, where their loved ones were stationed for duty that terrible day. Ladder 10 lost seven firefighters.
Crowd estimates ranged from 5,000 (NYPD) to 10,000. The crowd overflowed the police barrier enclosures that ran the full length of two city blocks. This photo shows the enclosure in front of the stage at the intersection of Liberty and Trinity Streets. The second enclosure ran the length of the next block and can be seen on the other side of the traffic lights.
Pamela Geller, Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), was the rally’s principal organizer. Geller’s Atlas Shrugs blog is one of the top 30 political blogs in the nation.
Geller is one of the foremost voices for freedom standing up against the tyranny and denial of human rights that Islamization brings. She has been a vocal and vigorous defender of religious freedom in the face of the spread into America of Islam’s death penalty for those who leave the religion.
“Ground Zero is a war memorial, Ground Zero is a burial ground. We are asking for sensitivity…It is unconscionable to build a shrine to the very ideology that inspired the jihadist attacks at Ground Zero, right there. We are asking the imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to be sensitive. For mutual respect and mutual understanding that is demanded of us every day.
There’s a hair-trigger sensitivity in the muslim world, you can’t run the cartoons, you can’t say Mohammed, this is offensive. This is an offensive mosque. To build a shrine, an Islamic flag of conquest on the sacred ground the cherished site, of a conquered land. This is historic, this is Islamic history. It’s what they do. The St. Sofia in Turkey, the al-Quds, at the holiest Jewish site in Israel. Not here. This is where we take a stand. We must take a stand. We must say no.”
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