Please join Pamela Geller and me for our rally against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero on September 11, at 3PM at Park Place and West Broadway in lower Manhattan.
Speakers will include 9/11 family members, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton (via video statement); Dutch freedom fighter Geert Wilders (LIVE!); journalist Andrew Breitbart (either live or via video stream); NY Senate candidate Gary Berntsen; war hero and NC Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano; nationally syndicated conservative talk show host Mike Gallagher; actress and activist Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady on TV’s Brady Bunch); NY Congressional candidate and 9/11 first responder Michael Grimm; Muslim Iranian activist Ray Kafi; Coptic Christian activist Joseph Nassralla; Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ, other freedom fighters and proud Americans.
September 11 is a solemn day, and rally will be as solemn as the occasion warrants. We will begin with a brief memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 jihad attack. A rabbi and a minister will offer prayers for the victims’ families and for our nation.
Some have criticized our decision to hold the rally on September 11 itself. But when we saw that Daisy Khan, one of the leaders of the Park 51/Cordoba Initiative group that is behind the mosque, said that they intended to break ground for the Ground Zero mosque on September 11, 2011, we believed that it was important for us to reclaim the date of September 11 from these deceptive Islamic supremacists. We determined to take a stand to help ensure that that date will forever stand as an occasion of American mourning and American resolve — not as a commemoration of an Islamic jihad victory.
As befits a solemn rally on a date that should stand forever as a symbol of America’s determination to defend freedom and justice, we urge all those planning to attend not to bring inflammatory signs. These can and will be used by the Leftist tools of Islamic supremacism in the media to smear our rally as a gathering of racists and hatemongers. Remember why we are there: to stand for those who fell on that terrible day, and to declare that no victory mosque will deface the site where they fell. Your signs, if you choose to bring any at all, should be positive affirmations of American values, free of obscenities, epithets, gratuitous insults, racial references, and the like. Do not by your signs, your words, or your actions dishonor the dead and give ammunition to the enemies of freedom.
Join us. And when you do, keep in mind where we are, and why we are there.
Our expenses for this are enormous. The staging and video screen for the speakers who will be joining us remotely costs over $12,000 alone. We also have to hire a large number of security guards: our speakers need to be guarded from the proponents of “tolerance” and “multiculturalism.” Both of us have received recent, specific death threats from the supporters of the “moderate” Ground Zero mosque. And we need people patrolling through the crowd, ejecting plants and agitators trying to create an incident that the Leftist media can exploit to tar opponents of the mosque as racists and bigots. We need money for posters, fliers, press releases, food and lodging for speakers, and more.
It’s a massive undertaking, and we need your help. Our total expenses for this rally could exceed $50,000. Politico is answering Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian, un-American call to investigate opponents of the mosque, and is nosing around our finances — all they’ll discover is that we have no huge donations, and are relying on the support of free Americans to make this rally a reality. Please consider giving $100. If we could find just 500 people who could each give that amount, we would be able to meet most or all of our expenses. If you can’t give $100, please give what you can and what you think this cause warrants. Donations to Jihad Watch will be devoted to the mosque rally, and are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your stand for liberty.