Atlas Shrugs - Pamela Geller
August 30, 2011
Yesterday, I posted on the fierce whitewash and propagandizing of the tenth anniversary of 911: 911 Whitewashing the War: "Never Forget" Morphs into "Forget it"
The leftist/Islamic machine is in full throttle now, with the White strong-arming officials to omit who and why we were attacked. The White House has issued detailing what the White House has deemed the important themes that must be discussed, as well as the tone the 9/11 observances should take.
the document states that officials should “minimize references to Al Qaeda.” Within the text, Osama bin Laden’s death is the reason given for this request. In what could be interpreted as somewhat of a political call to arms, the guidelines tell officials to place emphasis on the fact that “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.”
If this is not surrrender, what is?
There will be a real memorial and remembrance at Ground Zero on September 11th. All Americans who love freedom should stand with us on hallowed ground on the tenth anniversary of that horrible day.
Honor our war dead in the afternoon of September 11th at West Broadway and Park Place at our 911 Freedom Rally. Stand for freedom and against the deception and lies being used to subdue us.
Speakers include 911 family members, including Rosaleen Tallon, sister of heroand reservist in the United States Marine Corps, Sean Tallon, 9/11 attacks; Sally Regenhard, mother of hero firefighter Christian Regenhard, killed in the 911 attacks (Regenhard is an American activist who has become one of the leading voices for the families of the victims of the September); U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton; German MP René Stadtkewitz leader of Germany’s Freedom (livestraming to Germany); Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime Minister of Israel, Member of the Knesset; Ezra Levant, TV anchor, newspaper columnist, author, founding of the Western Standardmagazine, the only Canadian media outlet to publish the Danish cartoons of Muhammed will be livestreaming on , Sudanese ex-slave and freedom fighter Simon Deng; the courageous ex-Muslim human rights activist Wafa Sultan; war hero and North Carolina Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; popular radio host Joyce Kaufman; Helen Freedman, Americans for a Safe Israel; Darla Dawald, National Director of the Patriot Action Network; James Lafferty of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce (VAST); Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Iraqi ex-Muslim Michael Paul; and others.
Members of the clergy (banned from the official ceremonies) will be there for our invocation. And first responders, who were not invited to to the official ceremonies, will speak and are welcomed at our Freedom rally of remembrance.
And that evening, we will host a special screening screening of the groundbreaking film,The Ground Zero Mosque: The Second Wave of the 911 Attacks (more here), at The Actor's Temple Theater on 47th between 8th and 9th Avenues. RSVP to GroundZeroMosque@aol.com
US White House’s 9/11 Anniversary Guidelines Ask Officials to ‘Minimize References to Al Qaeda’ The BlazeThe White House has provided guidelines to government officials regarding how to observe and discuss the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. While there are certainly some recommendations held within, some may interpret the disseminated documents as more agenda-driven than not.These has more:include information about how to honor the lives lost here in America. Additionally, they call for remembrance of the fact that Al Qaeda and other terror groups have also killed innocent individuals in other localities across the globe. PoliticoThe guidelines detail what the White House has deemed the important themes that must be discussed, as well as the tone the 9/11 observances should take.“A chief goal of our communications is to present a positive, forward-looking narrative,” the foreign guidelinesstate.Again, these are worthwhile goals and ideals, but they may be viewed as something more sinister by President Obama’s political opponents. The Atlantic writes:Though rebuilding support for the U.S. abroad is a worthy goal, it seems like these guidelines will fit in neatly with a popular meme on the right, that President Obama goes around the world and apologizes for how awesome America is. “Obama’s apology tour” has been debunked by The Washington Post and other places, but several Republican presidential candidates have made references to Obama’s supposed tendency to play down American specialness abroad. That events commemorating 9/11 will be “not just about us” seems likely to fit into that theme.The guidelines came in two sections, each aimed at a very different audience. One, which was sent to American embassies and consulates across the globe, is intended to assist reads:allies and foreign citizens. In this document, the guidelines call for agencies to focus upon the global battle against terrorism. The text“As we commemorate the citizens of over 90 countries who perished in the 9/11 attacks, we honor all victims of terrorism, in every nation around the world. We honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families, and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast,or Manila, or Lahore or London.”Interestingly, the foreign document states that officials should “minimize references to Al Qaeda.” Within the text, Osama bin Laden’s death is the reason given for this request. In what could be interpreted as somewhat of a political call to arms, theguidelines tell officials to place emphasis on the fact that “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.”Additionally, foreign leaders are encouraged to highlight the notion that Al Qaeda played no major roll in the Arab Spring. Further expounding upon this ideal, foreign commemoration ceremonies should focus on the idea that Al Qaeda “represents the past” and that peaceful Arab protests “represent the future.” Clearly, there is a balance here that is intended to bring Arabs on America’s side, rather than being divisive in addressing the issues surrounding the attacks.The second document, which was sent to federal agencies, is intended for individuals here in America. The guidelinespresented within emphasize the need for national service in remembrance of the attacks, while highlighting what the U.S. government has done to prevent another major terror event from taking pace.sheet suggests that Americans “draw on the spirit of unity that prevailed in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.”According to The New York Times, one official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said:“The important theme is to show the world how much we realize that 9/11 — the attacks themselves and violent extremism writ large — is not ‘just about us.”And UPI writes:One significant theme in both sets of documents is that Americans mustfor another attack and must be resilient in recovering from the loss. Resilience is a repeated theme of the communications.There is no doubt that the U.S. is treading carefully, especially in issuing the foreign guidelines. With negative opinions about America festering in foreign nations, the intention held within the text seems to indicate that the U.S. wants to avoid alienating others, especially those in Arab nations. The attempt to diminish the Al Qaeda also serves the political purposes of instilling a sense of victory both at home and abroad.