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|Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:10 pm Post subject: Proposed Protest Rally on 9/11...Where to Turn's Position
From Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:00 am to Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:59 am (included)
As most of you probably know there is a proposed protest rally against the mosque being planned for 9/11.
There are also reports that there is a pro mosque rally in the works for 9/11 as well.
Over the past 9 years we have had many issues with the way the site as well as the victimís families have been treated.
Through it all we have always maintained the position that 9/11 was a day to respectfully remember and honor those who died.
We have always stood against any rallies scheduled for September 11th and we will do so again with these events.
We will be joining other 9/11 organizations in asking that the organizers change the date for these events.
If they refuse to change the date we will also ask those scheduled to appear to withdraw from the events.
Over the past 9 years more and more of whatís been going on at Ground Zero has excluded the families.
Just two years ago we had to threaten to hold our old ceremony to gain access to the pit.
This year we have been informed that 9/11 family members are being denied the right to read their loved ones names as the slots have been made available to people who have worked on the renovation of the site.
While it is appropriate to get others involved 9/11 families should never be denied this right.
All of these issues have and hopefully will be addressed going forward but we would never suggest that a rally be held to voice these concerns on 9/11.
Hopefully the organizers will reconsider and participants will back out if they donít.
We will never support such activities that disrespect the memories of our loved ones on this sacred day at this sacred site.
We hope you will support our position.