9/11 Demonstration Planned In Favor Of Ground Zero Mosque

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — It’s being billed as rally and a march against racism and anti-Muslim bigotry.

A coalition of groups in favor of the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero announced it will hold a counter-demonstration to those planning to protest the project.

It will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Broadway and Park Place — just east of the proposed Islamic community center, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

“We’re expecting a large Muslim turnout and we’re also expecting a large and a very broad turnout of those who support and respect the rights of Muslims, and who are not themselves Muslims,” organizer Sara Flounders said.

Flounders said she expects thousands to turn out to denounce the anti-mosque groups who planned their own protests in the area on Saturday. She said the demonstration will feature a “whole spectrum of people” including Christians, Jews, trade unionists, students and anti-war protesters among others.

“We have to send a strong message to the world that this nation will have religious tolerance,” Councilman Charles Barron said.

The organizers said they thought the counter-demonstration was needed after anti-mosque groups decided to protest and got so much publicity.

Flounders also said the protest was meant to be a condemnation of “the racist, bigoted action taking place just a block from [the proposed mosque site].”

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  1. Take action today against the Ground Zero Mosque! Go to:

    http://www.mosquebusters.com

  2. Ted Worlick says:

    That should read, “Why IS Susan Flounders referred to as only the “organizer”, when she is a also a member of a communist party that supports terrorism.

  3. Ted Worlick says:

    Another left-biased article lacking relevant journalistic details. Why aren’t the gropus in the coalition identified? Why isn’t Susan Flounders referred to as only the “organizer”, when she is a also a member of a communist party that supports terrorism.

  4. TRIBILIN says:

    PLEASE I BEG YOU ,HELP ME PROTEST: A CHURCH IS GOING TO BE BUILD 100 YARDS NEAR THE SCHOOL WHERE MY DAUGHTER GOES. I DONT WANT THE PRIEST TO MOLEST MY CHILD!

  5. Nick says:

    how will ramrodding a Mosque right next to ground zero promote dialogue and understanding about the Muslim people?

  6. RODIN says:

    No religion , NO PROBLEM.

    Religion is god sanctioned hatred.
    Hatred is a faith based initiative.

    KEEP YOUR FAITHS OUT OU MY FACE!

  7. Kerry says:

    I’m happy things are turning around. It’s wrong to judge millions on the basis of few……particularly the nineteen who brought us 9/11.

    Truly, some of my best friends ARE Muslim, and they are a good people and not deserving of this hatred.

  8. JERRY says:

    HAVE YOU READ BRIGITTE GABRIEL?

    SORRY TO POP YOUR BUBBLE

  9. JERRY says:

    THERE WILL BE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE THERE

    THOSE MUSLIMS WHO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN INFILTRATE US.
    THOSE MORONS WHO CAN’T SEE THE FOREST THRU THE TREES
    PERIOD!

  10. Aquila729 says:

    Stalin used to describe Americans who subscribed to the communist agenda and were willing to work against their own country as “useful idiots”. While he did indeed use them, it is reported that he held them in utter contempt.
    I guess every generation of Americans, willing to undermine their own country, has its fair share of “useful idiots”.

  11. Steph says:

    Regarding the comment that was just censored: Ahmed Muhammad? Seriously? Let’s get real, how many Muslims living in the US would actually make a comment like the one that was just censored, and have the name “Ahmed Muhammad”? Real creative – this commentator was obviously a warmongering, non-Muslim troll. How much better are we than terrorists if we try to provoke hostility and hate by spreading misconceptions and intolerance? We must seek to eliminate extremist positions, which these sorts of satiric comments only serve to foment by taking advantage of US citizens’ fears.

    For the future of our country and our children I hope we can seek peace and unity rather than seeking to divide out of fear and ignorance. I’m not saying we don’t need to fight against terrorism, but I think we need to not make enemies with people who could be allies, and feed the terrorists’ fire. The majority of Muslims in the world are not terrorists, perhaps we should try to take actions which would keep it that way – building schools in areas where children are vulnerable to terrorist recruitment, not killing non-terrorists, having tolerance for the peaceful practice of Islam?

    The Muslims who would build this mosque are not the ones who planned, executed, or even vaguely supported the 9/11 bombings. Despite the temptation to stereotype and generalize, we cannot react to this proposal as if all of the diverse groups of Islam are hateful or espouse violence. 9/11 did not incite a war against the Christians and Muslims, it incited a war against radical Islamic terrorist sects and all the peoples of the United States, including Muslims living in the US to this day.

  12. Reegs says:

    there are tons of Japenese who live in Hawaii, and we don’t bother them and there daily living. Another thing why would we put build a power plant in japan. How could that help americans. we are not happy that we get our cars from there are we?

  13. duke9 says:

    What about the slave burial ground near ground zero?many who were buried in unmarked grves were Muslims.

  14. Opposed says:

    Maybe the United States should build a Nuclear Power Plant at the site of the atomic bomb drop in Hiroshima Japan.

    1. disagree says:

      Or build a Japanese War Shrine at the site of Pearl Harbor.

  15. Walter Segall says:

    Tolerance is unAmerican. We USA citizens love our hatreds

    I will be certain to be at the demonstrtion for the Mosque.

    W

  16. Abdir says:

    There are radicals every where. Hate does not solve anything- there are more problems facing humanity that people can address instead of instigating the anger and insecurity of the ignorants.

    1. bOBBI says:

      GO HOME AND BUILD OUR MOSQUE. THIS WILL NEVER BE YOUR COUNTRY. YOUR CULTURE…NEVER

  17. Danielle says:

    You seem to be a person of vile hatred

    1. Nick says:

      So, Daniel, burning 3,000 people alive in tall buildings is not “vile hatred”?

      And whoops. The missive you’ve responded to was just censored. Yep, that’s upholding the Constitutional Rights for you – only if folks agree with your airhead ideals, right?

  18. The Los Angeles says:

    This country is built by God…so people must know the history of American.

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