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Grounded down at Ground Zero: Is America less serious than it used to be?
The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 09/10/2009 7:22:44 PM PDT by Abakumov

The design for One World Trade Center has attracted substantial criticism, which is to be expected with a project of such public importance. Some of the gripes have merit. Overall, the finished site will be less impressive than the twin towers it is replacing. Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times called the design "somber, oppressive and clumsily conceived, the project suggests a monument to a society that has turned its back on any notion of cultural openness." Not to mention any notion of collective courage in the face of the terrorist threat.

The building's most objectionable feature is the 186-foot-high windowless concrete base, which is intended to make the structure withstand truck bombs. The fact that the original towers were attacked from underground and the sky makes this surface-level concession to the hyper-security mindset somewhat overdone. And regardless of the plans to dress the concrete in colorful blast-resistant glass made in China, the base will lend a grim sterility to the streetscape in front of the building, diminishing rather than elevating people who approach it.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 8thanniversary; 911; architecture; eighthanniversary; freedomtower; groundzero; islam; muslims; nineeleven; onewtc; twintowers

1 posted on 09/10/2009 7:22:45 PM PDT by Abakumov
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Does Obama even plan on showing up @ Ground Zero, or will he be busy hanging the Red Chinese flag over the White House in preparation of their 60th anniversary later this month?

2 posted on 09/10/2009 7:25:32 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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Does Obama even plan on showing up @ Ground Zero,

I thought I read he was going to the Pentagon.

3 posted on 09/10/2009 7:45:54 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Let us NEVER forget those nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were murdered by the Islamists.
Don’t let Obama desecrate the memory of those Americans who were murdered by his fellow Muslims. Send this video to everyone you know.
Every American should view this video made by a New Yorker who lived through the attack:

This video has been viewed by untold millions and is now in the Smithsonian.
(Sadly, the New Yorker who made this video has since succumbed to lung damage sustained during the attack)

The video includes the planes crashing into the buildings and victims jumping. There are pictures of many of those who lost their lives, and president Bush’s aftermath speech set to the haunting background music, ‘Only Time’ by Enya. It is truly awesome.


5 posted on 09/10/2009 8:05:23 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic "On this occasion, we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and we also celebrate how much Muslims have enriched America and its culture in ways both large and small
6 posted on 09/10/2009 8:05:56 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Barack Hussein Obama has banned the National Day of Prayer from the White House, now get a load of THIS!!

Alarming! Infuriating!!
Does THIS leave any doubt as to what we have sitting in the White House?
Be sure to read every page!
Every page ends with ‘OUR TIME HAS COME’!!


7 posted on 09/10/2009 8:06:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Cannot post this enough. I’m sure the %’s are outdated, but it get the message across loud and clear.

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

Nation % Muslim
United States 1.0%
Australia 1.5%
Italy 1.5%
Norway 1.8%
Canada 1.9%
China 2.0%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Nation % Muslim
Denmark 2.0%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Germany 3.7%
Spain 4.0%
Thailand 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).

Nation % Muslim
Switzerland 4.3%
Philippines 5.0%
Sweden 5.0%
The Netherlands 5.5%
Trinida and Tabago 5.8%
France 8.0%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris –car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

Nation % Muslim
Guyana 10.0%
India 13.4%
Israel 16.0%
Kenya 10.0%
Russia 15.0%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

Nation % Muslim
Ethiopia 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Nation % Muslim
Bosnia 40.0%
Chad 50.1%
Lebanon 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Nation % Muslim
Albania 70.0%
Malaysia 60.4%
Qatar 77.5%
Sudan 70.0%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Nation % Muslim
Bangladesh 83.0%
Egypt 90.0%
Gaza 98.7%
Indonesia 86.1%
Iran 98.0%
Iraq 97.0%
Jordan 92.0%
Morocco 98.7%
Pakistan 97.0%
Syria 90.0%
Tajikistan 90.0%
Turkey 99.8%
United Arab Emirates 96.0%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim: Nation % Muslim
Yemen 99.9%
Afghanistan 100.0%
Saudi Arabia 100.0%
Somalia 100.0%

Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

– Leon Uris, “The Haj” Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threats

8 posted on 09/10/2009 8:33:21 PM PDT by mouse1
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wonderful. I am SO stealing that!

9 posted on 09/10/2009 8:38:55 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Abakumov
OBAMA is not serious about 9-11; Tasteless Manners (VIDEO: One Year Ago Today)
10 posted on 09/11/2009 3:46:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: patriot08

Not impressed with this either...

11 posted on 09/11/2009 5:13:50 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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