Saturday, September 11, 2010

World Trade Center - #2123 - 9/11 Events Go On In Shadow of Islam Controversies - Yahoo News

A day of mourning for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims began with moments of silence and tears near ground zero, as observers braced for protests over a mosque planned blocks away on what is usually an anniversary free of politics. Chants of thousands of sign-waving protesters both for and against the Islamic center were expected after an annual observance normally known for a sad litany of families reading names of loved ones lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks.......Family members gathering at observances in New York and Pennsylvania brought flowers, pictures of loved ones and American flags, but no signs of opposition or support for the mosque. Reading victims' names along with architects and engineers rebuilding ground zero in New York, they urged a restrained tone. "Let today never, ever be a national holiday. Let it not be a celebration," said Karen Carroll, who lost her brother, firefighter Thomas Kuveikis. "It's a day to be somber; it's a day to reflect on all those thousands of people that died for us in the United States."  Standing before microphones, stifling sobs, some family members who read names sought to emphasize sentiments on all sides of the mosque argument.  Read more.......

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