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Here is the video of the speakers from our FDI/SIOA Rally of Remembrance on September 11th (more coverage here) which drew tens of thousands of patriots and freedom lovers. Thanks to Pamela Hall here. Olegg has a great post here.
Part II, 911 Family Members, Nelly Branganskya and Rosa Leonetti at 9-11 Rally of Remembrance
Our keynote speaker, Geert Wilders, personifies moral courage in an age when such courage is an extremely rare commodity the possession of which can threaten one's life. He is one of the few who truly deserve the label of hero, he is my personal hero, -- and yet it must be said that all he has done to become heroic is something that we all can do, should do, and must do: he has spoken the truth. We live in so cheap and tawdry an age that all one must do to be a hero is speak the truth -- and yet there are so few heroes. Geert Wilders is that hero. He has done this at immense personal cost, such that he now must be accompanied by armed guards at all times. One would think that the constant threats made against Geert Wilders would wake people up to the true nature and lethal character of the enemy we face, when they are so threatened by the telling of the truth that they're willing to commit murder in response. Yet even as Geert Wilders is defamed, vilified, and marginalized, he is being proven right by the events of every day -- and the light of the truth he tells shines more brightly all the time.
Our next speaker could not be with us in person today, but he believes so strongly in the cause of freedom that he comes to us via video link. Here is a man who is unafraid to stand for principles that the political and media elites would prefer to sweep under the rug. Here is a man who went into the world's foremost hotbed of anti-American, anti-freedom sentiment, the United Nations, and stood fearlessly and unflinchingly for justice and human dignity. Here is a man who faced down accomplished practitioners of violent intimidation, enemies of freedom, apologists for authoritarianism and totalitarianism, and stealth jihadists. Here is that rarest of things in the public square today: a genuine, sincere, articulate and accomplished lover of America: an American who is proud to be an American, knows why America is the greatest country on earth, and is unafraid to say so even in the most virulent nest of America-haters on the planet. My fellow Americans, and all those who appreciate and admire the freedom that America has helped bring to the world, please give your attention to this message from the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and hopefully the next president of the United States, John R. Bolton!...he's on the list.
Mike Gallagher is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Mike Gallagher Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program that airs throughout the United States on Salem Radio Network. According to Talkers magazine, Gallagher is the eighth most-listened-to radio talk show host in the United States.
Ilario Pantano is running for Congress in North Carolina. He is a respected combat veteran and bestselling author who has worked in both global markets and small business. One of the highlights of our 9/11 Rally of Remembrance was the fiercely righteous, fearless truth teller Ilario Pantano. His courage and willingness to tell the truth about issues the mainstream media dubs "controversial" shows that the old guard is done. It is politicians with political courage like Ilario Pantano who actually speak for the people. And they are few. Pantano is one of them. If you don't know him, you should. Contribute to his campaign, volunteer, get out the vote. Our nation depends on it.
Steve Malzberg, wildly popular radio talk show host on WOR who has fast become one of America's most recognizable faces and voices on the political talk scene. He has been recognized by Talkers Magazine as one of the nation's, "Top 100 Talk Show Hosts" several times.His quick wit, passion and biting analysis of the days events have earned him a huge and loyal following throughout the nation. Steve is among the most sought after "Talking Heads" regularly appearing on the Fox News Channel and CNN. Steve has also filled in for Joe Scarborough and Monica Crowley on MSNBC, and was a regular contributor on the Phil Donahue Show.
Andrew Breitbart, singular pioneer and master builder of the new media. Andrew Breitbart is publisher of the news portals Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv. In January 2009, he launched Big Hollywood, a group blog off of Breitbart.com on Hollywood and politics from the center/right perspective. He gained greater notoriety when his second blog endeavor, Big Government, broke the ACORN prostitution scandal. Breitbart launched Big Journalism in January of 2010 and his newest blog, Big Peace, launched July 4th. Andrew co-wrote the best-selling attack on celebrity culture, Hollywood, Interrupted and was the primary developer for The Huffington Post. Look for his forthcoming book tentatively titled "Thinking Big" next year
Joseph Nassralla was a crowd favorite. Watch his video. He is a Coptic Christian activist from Egypt and founder of The Way TV, a Christian Satellite TV station. He has said: “We have come to America to seek refuge from the oppression of Islam and expose to the American public what kind of instigation we suffered at the hands of hateful Muslim preachers who incite the worshiping crowds to burn our homes, kidnap our girls and suppress our freedom to practice our religion. ”
At our June 6th rally, Keith Olbermann and the media, instead of reporting on the close to 10,000 who came out against the 13-story Islamic supremacist mega mosque at Ground Zero, focused on a misunderstanding that happened between a couple of attendees and a TV station reporter for Way TV. Watch Olbermann's video here.
Sahand Khoshbaten is a Muslim human rights activist and Iranian freedom fighter. He is an organizer with the "No to Ahmadinejad committee," which sends protesters to stand for human rights when the President of Iran appears at UN headquarters.
Darla Dawald is the National Director of ResistNet.com a Grassfire Nation website. She is a major force in the grassroots movement.With the help of hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, and resources, to the effort, they have accomplished to organized and united many groups within the conservative movement including many Tea Party members, 9/12ers, and other conservative organizations. Darla Dawald, the Grassfire and ResistNet Teams, volunteers, and members are dedicated to resisting in a peaceful, patriotic way, the efforts to move our nation away from our heritage of individual liberties toward “brave new world” of collectivism.
I am proud to call James Lafferty my great friend. He is the chairman of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force and a fierce fighter against the creeping sharia in the country. He is an effective leader whose many initiatives have succeeded at beating back the enemy within.
Geller and Spencer's closing remarks before the cops turned the sound off.
UPDATE: Click here for all of the videos.