"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's the direct link, in case the televised segment doesn't show up here | http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/38857745%2338857745
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 | http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-25/mosque-project-near-nyc-s-ground-zero-tests-u-s-freedoms-bloomberg-says.html