“10,000 throng to stop Ground Zero mosque: Group vows to sue federal government: ‘3,000 good Americans didn’t die in vain,'” by Chelsea Schilling in WorldNetDaily, June 7:
As many as 10,000 protesters from across the country – including family members who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001 – took to the streets in New York City Sunday to fight construction of a 13-story Islamic mosque to be built just steps from Ground Zero where Muslim terrorists murdered 2,751 people in the name of Allah.
Now the organizers plan to sue the federal government to designate the site as a war memorial….
As WND reported, the new Islamic mosque plans to open its doors on Sept. 11, 2011 – the 10th anniversary of that fateful day when time stood still as millions of Americans grieved the loss of loved ones, friends, family members, co-workers and strangers.
The group Stop Islamization of America, or SIOA, led by Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs blogger and columnist, hosted a “No 9/11 Mosque” rally at Ground Zero June 6 to protest the mosque construction. Geller hosted the event with SIOA Associate Director Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
“The only Muslim center that should be built in the shadow of the World Trade Center is one that is devoted to expunging the Quran and all Islamic teachings of the violent jihad that they prescribe, as well as all hateful texts and incitement to violence,” Geller said in a release announcing the protest.
They noted that thousands of protesters came from Washington state, California, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, South Carolina, Florida and elsewhere.
“They were Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, atheists, Muslims of conscience,” Spencer wrote. “They were lovers of freedom.”
He added, “Police estimated that 5,000 people were there, and other estimates ranged as high as 10,000. The crowd carried signs expressing their love for freedom, their contempt for Shariah, and their anger at Islamic supremacism and insult to the memories of those murdered on 9/11 that this mosque represents.”
Spencer, author of “Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs” and “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades,” said speakers included 9/11 family members, Egyptian ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish, Sudanese ex-slave Simon Deng, Hindu human-rights activist Babu Suseelan and 9/11 first responders.
Spencer said despite the crowd’s size and the presence of media outlets from around the world, the U.S. mainstream media failed to show.
“ABC? NBC? CBS? CNN? Even FOX?” he wrote. “AWOL.”…