Pamela Geller has the news:
The cost for security is spiraling for our 911 Freedom Congress. Imagine, eleven years after September 11, a conference
on free speech in the heart of New York City requires these intense
measures. We are talking about free speech — that’s it — and it is
wildly controversial. Proving, yet again, how crucial our work is. We
hired our own security team, at great expense, and they had to undertake
extensive preparations with the New York Police Department and hotel
security. I”m told that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly even
held a meeting solely to discuss how to handle it.
The Swedish government is also in the security mix — the concern
being Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who is one of our featured
speakers, and who has had to endure numerous death threats and attempts
on his life since drawing a cartoon of Muhammad. Certainly leftist and
Islamic supremacist thugs would do their best to get to Vilks.
The bottom line is that I have had to jack up security (NYPD and the
hotel insisted upon it), and that takes money. We need your help. Please donate via Paypal to email@example.com or tax-deductible to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We don’t get salaries and we don’t have a staff. Your contribution will
go entirely to our work for freedom. And for that, may G-d bless you.
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Even if you can’t be there — and the event is sold out — you can help the cause by contributing.
We are doing so much, so very much: the Islamorealism train ads in NY, the new bus campaign in San Francisco, the pro-Israel campaign in that same city, a pro-Israel new campaign in a new city, and this September 11th SION event, the cost of which far exceeded our expectations.
We need to fight this war, and we can’t do it without you. Please.