I was driving past the Pentagon on 9-11 as Islamic fanatics crashed flight 77 into it. Each year I publish my personal remembrance of that fateful day. Click here to read.
OBAMA REAFFIRMS GROUND ZERO MOSQUE - The day before the 9th anniversary of the 911 jihad attack against the United States President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for a Ground Zero mosque, saying, "This country stands for the proposition that all men and women are created equal; that they have certain inalienable rights. One of those inalienable rights is to practice their religion freely. And what that means, is that if you could build a church on a site, if you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a Hindu temple on a site, then you should be able to build a mosque on the site." The President's statement came just one day after Imam Faisal Rauf told CNN that there would be worldwide violence if he were not allowed to build a mega mosque at Ground Zero.
AT GROUND ZERO - This update was delayed one day because I am in New York for the anniversary of the 911 jihad attack on the United States and I wanted to be able to report on the day's activities including the rally agaisnt the Ground Zero mosque. New York is a huge city and one in which life goes on regardless of anything, and today was a typical example. The area set aside for the public sat across Broadway from Zuccotti Park where the families gathered. Broadway was not closed and cars, taxis, trucks and city buses passed by in front of those who gathered from all over the world to remember the events of the 911 jihad attack. The setting was designed by Mayor Bloomberg to discourage public participation which reminds all of us of the Islamic terror attack on this city.
GROUND ZERO SUNDAY SERVICES - On Sunday morning, the 12th, my wife Nancy and I attended a newly established church service at the Marriott Hotel directly next to Ground Zero. The service is organized by evangelist Bill Keller and is a precurser to establishing an evangelical, Gospel preaching church presence at Ground Zero
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