Above: Tens of thousands converge on Ground Zero to stand for freedom and against the Ground Zero mega mosque. photos. The whole street (all lanes filled) blocks and blocks as far as the eye can see Looking at the Left.
Rally of Remembrance attendees at one of cross streets (above)
The photo is the anti-America, commie, leftist counter protest. Look. This is the sidewalk going back barely one block - not even. And no lanes across. The street is wide open.
The counter protest attendees (free terror lawyer Lynne Stewart)
Even Citizen Kane and William Randolph Hearst would be appalled at the criminal coverage and media deception in their coverage of Sunday's historic Rally of Remembrance.
Here is The People's Cube's take - extensive coverage - here's an excerpt from his exceptional post but go and read the whole thing;
Our friends who were on the stage with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at the Stop Islamization of America rally at Ground Zero have already given us a full account, with great pictures of the speakers. But this report is about what happened in the back of the crowd and on the outskirts.
The police made my job difficult by herding the demonstrators into tight pens, restricting movement on the sidewalks, and blocking most side streets from pedestrian traffic. I don't think many people have walked that day as much as I have, taking pictures in many different places, including the opposition rally next the City Hall. I also snapped pictures of "Islamophile" infiltrators and their signs. So this should be a very informative report.
To get it out faster, I will limit my comments to a minimum. But I have to make this statement:
On September 11, 2001, who could imagine in that nine years later New York would see a rally demanding to build a mosque at Ground Zero? We can imagine why Muslims would want to build a mosque there, but secular members of Socialist Party USA in Che shirts? Progressivism goes a long way and takes seemingly strange turns, but it always ends up doing what it's designed to do: tearing down the American form of government.
With the rise of Islamic terrorism, progressives have been trying to include Muslims on their roster of "oppressed minorities" whom they can claim to represent. They rely in their arguments on the constitutional freedom of religion, knowing full well that Islam is not just a religion: it is also a form of government, which is totalitarian in its nature and is therefore antithetic to the American form of government. Thus, promoting Islam in America amounts to undermining America's founding principles. Subsequently, all those who want to preserve America's founding principles automatically become Islamophobic "extremists." By the same token, all leftist radicals - even if they know nothing about Islam - automatically become Islamophiles, which somehow makes them mainstream. And that is the Current Truth™.
By now everyone has seen and heard Pamela Geller defending her opposition to the Ground Zero mosque on TV and in radio interviews. But very few know the man behind the sudden surge of progressive Islamophilia at Ground Zero. The man who organized the 9-11 March of Islamophiles at Ground Zero is also the man behind the massive anti-Bush and anti-war protest rallies in the wake of 9-11 attacks. Those events were staged by professional groups, most of which had been created by him specifically for this purpose (ANSWER Coalition, etc.). He is also the man behind populating the Internet with numerous activist websites, creating the impression of a massive popular movement, which in reality is only a small, tight-knit group of fringe radicals.
Meet Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General during the LBJ administration. This modest, unsung hero of the struggle to dismantle America's foundations doesn't make media appearances; in his line of work, shooting from the shadows is more efficient. But he did speak at the pro-mosque rally. The media described him as a guest speaker; his title of Attorney General adds credibility to the cause, doesn't it? But it wasn't in the interest of progress to inform the public that the event itself was Ramsey Clark's brainchild - and so were the hundreds of pre-printed signs distributed to the participants. If people knew that he is the one-man orchestra behind the terrible noise that has been deafening America for the last several years, it might render the whole operation less effective.
"People's Organization for Progress" (see yellow shirts) sounds like a very generic name for another ephemeral front group. Ramsey Clark has created so many of them, he must be running out of good ideas. May we suggest our own People's Group Name Generator?
I missed the 9-11 March of Islamophiles, which the media said was more numerous than it is shown here. Their rally at the park had only a couple of hundred people.
Standing on a bed of a yellow truck, the speakers chanted the usual communist slogans.
"Billionaires FUND Racism?" George Soros, call your broker!
Notice "We support People's Attorney Lynne Stewart." How very mainstream of them.
Look up her name and be surprised. Or not.
Notice the shirt Nueva York con la Revolucion Bolivariana which loosely translates into "New York stands with the Bolivarian Revolution." Revolucion Bolivariana is what Hugo Chavez calls his Marxist dictatorship in Venezuela. I saw many such shirts around, whose owners distributed flyers and newspapers with these words in the masthead, promoting a hostile foreign tyranny.
And now, without further interruptions, let's go to the Stop Islamization of America rally that was attended by many thousands. Unlike the "mainstream" people above, these are dangerous radical extremists.
The media reported that there were two "dueling rallies," roughly similar in numbers. They should know - here is the documented evidence of massive mainstream media concentration at the anti-mosque rally.
This young woman's sign was my favorite.
This man's shirt features a poster design I once made on El Marko's suggestion.
This shot was so good, I had to break it into several smaller fragments.
A New Yorker observes a Muslim agitator on Church Street near Ground Zero on 9-11. Is that Islamophobia I detect in his face - or Islamophilia? Please help me identify the expression.
More Islamophobic facial expressions.
Another racist islamophobic bigot.
RT - the English-language Russian TV network was also there, dressed to reinforce the stereotype that all Russians are either drunks or ballerinas. Or both.
Lots of camerapersons with diverse media organs were on the lookout for signs of trouble, rushing to any such spot like a flock of piranhas at the smell of blood. In this case a protester, insulted by a display of obnoxious progressivism, tried to pull one such sign of trouble out of the hands of a condescending Islamophile.
The police immediately broke them apart, as shown on this New York Post cover:
The cause of excitement were these two young Islamophiles, who showed up to make a point that the anti-mosque people are too stupid to know where to look. (One of them appears on the Post cover).
That man in the Raybans is my good friend Doug McDougal. He made the front cover of the NY Post today (which is impressive given he isn't Tiger,Lady Gaga,BO or Charlie Rangel). After spending the morning at the Ground Zero services, he stayed downtown for the Pam Geller(Atlas Shrugged blog)/Gert Wilders protest rally. Apparently the pro-mosque rally at city hall decided to walk the 3 blocks to antagonize the anti-mosque demonstrators. Doug, like myself and some of you, lost many friends on 9/11. 9 years later he still has a rough time wrapping his head around the whole thing (as do some of us) The Haskells brothers,Tom and Tim ( FDNY) were very close to him and he wears his pain on his sleeves every year around this time.