9-11 Family Members speak to the media about the Islamic Cultural Center

The Huffington Post
September 9, 2010
The Sensitivities of 9/11 Families
by Donna Marsh O’Connor
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-marsh-o/the-sensitivities-of-911-_b_710023.html

“…Ground Zero. Ground Zero. Ground Zero. No matter how many times I say it, it doesn’t lose meaning. Instead, it accrues meaning. It is the place where my pregnant daughter Vanessa Lang Langer was murdered…”

The Huggington Post
Another Wound For Muslims Who Lost Loved Ones on 9/11
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/08/another-wound-for-muslims_n_709848.html

…Such rhetoric angers Hamdani, who said she has her own comments for politicians who make them.

“You did not lose a child in the 9/11 attack. You don’t know what it is that we went through… Why should we as Americans be punished for the actions of foreign terrorists? We have to be acknowledged as equal Americans, as people of any other faith. To be refused, as a whole people, the right to build? No. It’s not right..”

Salon.com
Sep 7, 2010
9/11 widow: The media duped us
By Alissa Torres
As I watch other victims argue over Park51, I feel like reporters turned us into the experts we never were…
Link: http://www.salon.com/life/life_stories/index.html?story=/mwt/feature/2010/09/07/we_are_not_experts_on_park_51

 

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