Thursday, August 26, 2010

September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows Speaks Out in support of NYC Islamic Community Center

Donna Marsh O'Conner, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows:

"Democracy lives in our actions. When I see the towers fall, l feel pain, but I have to acknowledge that the pain I am feeling essentially comes from 19 individual criminals, who murdered 3,000 people on our soil and it left us horrifically scared."

This makes me cry. Thank you, Donna. I am so honored and humbled to have been a small part of spreading your message to the world.

I was so happy to see September-11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows on last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Donna Marsh O'Conner, who lost her daughter on 9-11, speaks out against the fear and hatemongering currently stoked by politicians and some mass media against Muslims and people of color.

Here is a direct link , to the video segment as it appeared on MSNBC, in its entirety on August 25

Here's the direct link, in case the televised segment doesn't show up here |

Earlier, at a dinner held to mark the end of Ramadan, NY Mayor Blooberg also addressed the issue. The Mayor had this to say:

"Compromise, is by itself, a defeat of religious freedom and what this country is all about."

Thank you Mr. Bloomberg for standing on the right side of history. You can read more about the Mayor's address here.

Bloomberg News |

1 comment:

Tides said...

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