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Shifra on April 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her approval of the Yemeni-American bodega boycott of the NY Post over their response to Omar’s “some people did something” 9/11 remarks: This is what real unity (& NYC solidarity) looks like. No, Sandy, this is what fascism looks like. She already played a big role in killing 25K Amazon jobs in NYC. So is she thrilled at the prospect of shutting down a NY paper, where more jobs would be lost? Via Pluralist. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Saturday backed a campaign by Yemeni American shop owners in New York City to boycott the New York Post. The freshman congresswoman hailed the “community” for the effort, which she compared to its 2017 protest of President Donald Trump’s...
Shifra on January 14, 2019
This is excellent news, and the statue should never have been placed anywhere near the site of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. And TAM Kitten made an excellent observation last week after hearing about the statue honoring Saudi Arabia being placed near Ground Zero: After the attack, there were reports of Palestinians in the West Bank handing out candy to “celebrate” the horrific event, so that the “candy” statue at Ground Zero seemed particularly jarring. Good riddance. Via Observer. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11...
Shifra on October 16, 2018
Fifteen years behind bars for accessory to murdering 2,997 people. Nice going, Germany. NOT. Via NY Post. That’s a real killer smile. A Moroccan man convicted of helping the 9/11 terrorists carry out their plot flashed a huge grin as he flew home a free man on Monday after being released early from his meager sentence in Germany. Mounir el Motassadeq was sentenced to just 15 years behind bars for accessory to murder in 2006, but received credit for time served after his initial arrest in 2001 — and was freed shortly before finishing even that stretch to be deported to his homeland. German courts ruled that he was part of the so-called “Hamburg cell” with ringleader Mohamed Atta and...
Tammy on September 10, 2018
Beautiful and sad. Just one more day before the anniversary of that horrible event. As we continue to deal with terrorism around the world, I’m finally confident we have a president who is committed to destorying our enemies instead of ‘winning their hearts and minds.’ May God bless all our First Responders, and all those lost that obscene day. Via NY Post. The image of a firefighter overcome with exhaustion and despair by the horrors of 9/11 now towers over Midtown in an eight-story mural on East 49th Street near Third Avenue. The work, by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, is based on a photograph by Post lensman Matthew McDermott of Mike Bellantoni on one knee, head bowed, leaning on his...
Shifra on July 22, 2018
He claims they took his clock away. Torture? Unfortunately, the 2606 who were killed in the World Trade Center, the 246 on the four planes, and the 125 in the Pentagon are all unavailable for comment. Via BizPac Review. A confessed co-conspirator of the September 11th attacks went on a hunger strike to protest the so-called religious “torture” he was receiving at the hands of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Zacarias Moussaoui, who is currently serving six life sentences for his role in the 2001 terrorist attacks, wrote three letters to federal magistrate judge Michael Hegarty announcing his hunger strike, which he said commenced on June 22, reported the Denver Post. Moussaoui began the strike after the clock in his...
Shifra on September 11, 2017
Sixteen years have passed since the horrific attack. We must never forget. Love to everyone. May you all be safe & embraced in God's arms. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/vycQiYgTtv — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 11, 2017 Via The Atlantic: 50 Photos — 9/11: The Day of the Attacks Photographer Adam Shanker was filming in Times Square as the events of the day unfolded: MT @Lrihendry: Not all HEROES cried on 911. #NeverForget911 #WakeUpAmerica #PJNET #TCOT pic.twitter.com/0VTWObItv9 — barbara (@sunbeltgirl) September 11, 2015 Josh Hammer: We Must Never, Ever Forget September 11, 2001 Daniel Greenfield: Everything I Needed to Know About Islam I Learned on 9/11 Jerusalem Post: 5,844 days later: Reflections on 9/11 World’s Only 9/11 Memorial Outside USA Is in Israel
Tammy on September 28, 2016
I won’t praise them for doing their job, this once, with only a few months to go for Obama’s administration. Via The Hill. The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The 97-1 vote marks the first time the Senate has mustered enough support to overrule Obama’s veto pen. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was the sole vote to sustain Obama’s veto. Not a single Democrat came to the Senate floor before the vote to argue in favor of Obama’s position. The House is expected to vote to override Obama’s veto later on Wednesday. The White House lashed out at the...
Tammy on September 23, 2016
Obama, once again, making clear his contempt for Americans. This now sets up a potential showdown with Congress. Let’s see if the Congress Critters have what it takes to do the right thing and override this contemptuous veto. Via Fox News. President Obama, just hours before it was set to become law, on Friday vetoed a bipartisan bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia – setting up a showdown with Congress where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aim to override the president’s decision. Even House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi indicated support this week for an override, saying members believe the families “should have their day in court.” If Congress is successful, it...
Shifra on September 12, 2016
Obama attended Occidental College. Perfect fit… Via College Fix. At Occidental College on Saturday, vandals trashed 2,977 U.S. flags planted in the quad to memorialize those who died on Sept. 11. The students who planted the small American flags found them uprooted and thrown in campus garbage cans. Every last flag. Some were even snapped in half. Not only that, dozens of makeshift fliers accompanied the vandalism. Taped to benches and other surfaces, most of the fliers stated “R.I.P.” to 9/11 victims as well as to 1.45 million Iraqis who died “during the U.S. invasion for something they didn’t do.” Sophomore Alan Bliss, a math and economics major who helped lead the effort to plant the flags, told The College...
Shifra on September 11, 2016
Welles with his mother, 1999 Always remember. Never forget. Via NY Post. On Sept. 11, 2001, Welles Crowther sat at his desk on the 104th floor in the south tower of the World Trade Center and dialed his mother’s cellphone. His mother, Alison, never heard the call. Welles left a short message. “Mom . . . this is Welles. I . . . I want you to know that I’m OK.” The time was 9:12 a.m. They were the last words his family would ever hear him speak. Some details of what happened next remain a mystery. But through determination, careful questioning and a single clue, Welles’ parents uncovered a story of heroism that would touch a nation…. Twenty-four years old and fresh from...
Shifra on September 6, 2016
Suggested monument change: “On September 11, 2011, two buildings in lower Manhattan blew up.” You’re welcome. Via Fox News. A 9/11 memorial monument is causing controversy in the small town of Owego, New York. The Islamic Organization Of The Southern Tier has taken issue with the writing on the monument, which calls the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks “Islamic terrorists.” The group is concerned that the wording unfairly paints all Muslims with the same brush and could encourage hatred toward Muslims living in the area. They are requesting that the monument instead read “terrorists” or “Al Qaeda terrorists.” Town supervisor Donald Castellucci, however, is pushing back. “I don’t live in a politically correct world,” Castellucci said. “I live in a...
Tammy on June 14, 2016
Surprise. Via Daily Caller. One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good” and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media. Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an American citizen. Just last week, the subcommittee submitted a report to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommending that the DHS avoid using Muslim terminology like the words “sharia” and “jihad” when discussing terrorism. Alawa says she immigrated...
Tammy on June 7, 2016
So sweet and good, and a hero to boot. Last year Bretagne (pronounced Brittany) was honored in New York. I have a feeling Bretagne will be the BFF for all the angels. They need dogs just like we do! Pray for her and may she Rest in Peace. Via Fox News. The last known living search dog who helped recover victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks died in a Houston suburb at age 16. A statement from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service says Bretagne (pronounced like Brittany), a Golden Retriever, was euthanized at a veterinary clinic in Cypress. The Houston Chronicle reported that around two dozen firefighters lined the sidewalk as Bretagne was brought into the veterinarian’s...
Shifra on May 25, 2016
Typical Schumer tactic: Talk a good game, then change your tune at the last minute. Via NY Post. Last week’s unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. It’s more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks. Yes, JASTA would remove the statutory restrictions that have prevented 9/11 families from taking the Saudi kingdom to court....
Tammy on May 19, 2016
Oh, what are the chances some of that “Islamic museum” will turn into a mosque? Pretty high, I’d say. They note in the article that the location is “4 blocks away” from Ground Zero, implying that it’s not really at Ground Zero. For those of us who visited, it’s clearly within the destruction zone. In fact, landing gear from one of the airplanes was found wedged next to the building in question. Via NY Post. The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum...