June 10, 2005

Take Back the Memorial

Among the plans for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center Towers, there is going to be a 50,000 Sq. Ft. Memorial room detailing the events of 9/11 and listing the names of the over 3,000 people killed by Islamofascist terrorists on that horrible day. There are also plans for something that has no right to be there. A 300,000 Sq. Ft. International Freedom Center -- a monument to the moonbats. The new website Take Back the Memorial has the details:
"Ground Zero has been stolen, right from under our noses. How do we get it back?"

That is the question Debra Burlingame asked on June 7, 2005. Ms. Burlingame is a member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation board of directors and the sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines fight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

She asked that question because there are powerful forces in this country that believe Ground Zero should be the forum for their political ideology. They want to take part of that hallowed ground and dedicate it to a "narrative of hope," part of the International Freedom Center (IFC).
The website goes on to ask a rhetorical question:
So tell me, at Ground Zero, should we carve in cement and bury in an underground 50,000 square foot museum the names of the nearly 3,000 people that Islamic terrorists murdered that day? Should visitors to the World Trade Centerís memorial be left to wonder what happened that day and where the artifacts of 9/11 are? Above ground, should we build a park with reflecting pools, a cultural center, and a 300,000 square foot International Freedom Center where visitors can hear lectures and discussions on why they all hated us, what we did to bring 9/11 upon ourselves, and the correct world-view future generations must choose so they wonít hate us and attack us anymore? Why not also discuss all of manís inhumanities to man, especially those by Americans on Americans and all the other people in the world, since time immortal while we are at it in order to promote our own political agenda? Does this all sound like a good idea to you?
The people backing this IFC are the usual barking moonbats:
Michael Posner, executive director at Human Rights First who is leading the world-wide "Stop Torture Now" campaign focused entirely on the U.S. military. He has stated that Mr. Rumsfeldís refusal to resign in the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal is "irresponsible and dishonorable.

Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, who is pushing IFC organizers for exhibits that showcase how civil liberties in this country have been curtailed since September 11.

Eric Foner, radical-left history professor at Columbia University who, even as the bodies were being pulled out of a smoldering Ground Zero, wrote, "Iím not sure which is more frightening: the horror that engulfed New York City or the apocalyptic rhetoric emanating daily from the White House." This is the same man who participated in a "teach-in" at Columbia to protest the Iraq war, during which a colleague exhorted students with, "The only true heroes are those who find ways to defeat the U.S. military," and called for "a million Mogadishus." The IFC website has posted Mr. Fonerís statement warning that future discussions should not be "overwhelmed" by the IFCís location at the World Trade Center site itself.

George Soros, billionaire founder of Open Society Institute, the nonprofit foundation that helps fund Human Rights First and is an early contributor to the IFC. Mr. Soros has stated that the pictures of Abu Ghraib "hit us the same way as the terrorist attack itself."
There is information about what you can do to prevent the IFC from horning in on this sacred site -- links of people to write to and contact information. This is a sacred site and is the memorial of a horrible terrorist attack on the United States. We must not let it become a mouthpiece for the far left. Posted by DaveH at June 10, 2005 12:29 PM
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