The Ground Zero Mosque (Film Screening)

February 21, 2011

Last night, I had the distinct pleasure of attending one of the first New York City screenings of The Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks. Produced and directed by Pamela Geller, with the assistance of her friend and colleague, scholar Robert Spencer, the documentary attempts to explore the at times dubious motivations behind Cordoba House’s financiers and spokespeople, including Imam Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan.

As you can see from the pictures below, the film attracted a capacity crowd, one that was very animated in its opposition to the concept of locating what many view as a triumphal mosque within walking distance of the site where thousands of Americans were murdered on September 11, 2001. 

One of the highlights of the evening was the Q&A session which followed the conclusion of the film, during which family members of those who perished in the 9/11 massacres voiced their unique perspective, which has very seldom been aired by media outlets intent on supporting the aims of Sharif el-Gamal, Imam Rauf, and other Park 51 mosque benefactors. 

There was a moving testimonial from Nelly Braginskaya, whose son Alex-an employee at Reuters-was taken from her on September 11th. There were other families who had lost brothers, sons, and daughters on that horrific day who spoke passionately of their opposition to the mosque, including Sally Regenhard, whose son Christian had served with valor as a Marine Corpsman for five years before becoming a probie with the FDNY and ultimately being murdered by Al Qaeda on 9/11/01. 

Founder and Chairwoman of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign, Sally has not only traveled throughout the country in order to prevent the construction of the planned mosque at Ground Zero, she has also devoted countless hours to battling city and state authorities that continue to ignore the pleas of 9/11 families who want a fitting burial for the remains of their loved ones. To that end, she has created an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of those who can no longer speak for themselves, which you can contact by going to a website she established, Respect Human Remains at the 9/11 Memorial

Also present throughout the evening were Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, the two individuals who more than anyone else put together the evening, and are responsible for raising legitimate questions about the rationale behind Park 51’s creation, the motivations of its founders, and the questionable past of many of its benefactors and trustees. 

For more information about what you can do personally to get involved in their efforts, I’ve posted some photos with information about their organization Stop the Islamization of America, as well as their websites, Atlas Shrugs and Jihad Watch, below. 

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17 Responses to The Ground Zero Mosque (Film Screening)

  1. Dan Maloney on February 21, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Excellent report, Gerard!
    I’ll be posting a link later

  2. Mr Gingerich on February 21, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    I feel the world is closing in on us,for the simple fact this country is in shambles from high debt and no jobs. Many groups are trying to hit us while we are defenseless and limping along. Many of our own troops are all over the globe and we also have a Whitehouse that calls our own troops and retireees “terrorists”. We have the problem of Islam wanting to take us down while at the same time we have ILLEGAL ALIENS attacking us from the southern borders (Reconquista) and taking what jobs are left and taking benefits meant for American citienry. I am afraid it may again come to the point of the American citizenry to defend this great nation. God bless you for your work and may God keep us all safe

  3. marion ds dreyfus on February 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    This is holy work, and must be pursued without surcease until the threat from jihadis, shariah-seekers, and insurgent islamists is thwarted decisively, though that will be, and is, the fight of our lives.

    Also to be demolished are artificial barriers to keeping America America, and stopping the silent invasion of infiltrates from countries to the South, East or West–illegals who have no fealty or loyalty to the United States, and who rape our economy, remit dollars elsewhere, pay no taxes, steal our documents, usurp our jobs, grub government support to which they are no way entitled, and plan mischief against the decent US citizenry if they can manage to elude notice long enough.

    • david on February 22, 2011 at 2:50 PM

      MDSD, you said it!

  4. Pamela Geller on February 22, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    Thank you so much for coming. Wonderful coverage.

  5. G. Perry on February 22, 2011 at 2:45 AM

    Thank you for inviting me.


  6. David Russo on February 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    It was an honor to attend such a powerful event. Thank you for your excellent report, Gerard.

  7. Heidi Mondon on February 22, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    It was an honor to attend this event and to meet Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, both of whom I have wanted to meet as I have seen them from afar at rallies and on TV. I am so glad that there are people who are not drinking the Kool-aid and care enough about this country and her people to take a stand for truth. I only hope that many more begin to wake up to the enemy within and without, and not continue to be led as sheep to the slaughter. I also hope that we continue to have these engagements with many more speakers such as Walid Shoebat, Zak Anani, Steve Emerson, Craig Winn, and many other experts as well as former muslims who are now Christians or Jews and how they have suffered under Islam and Sharia. Thanks to Pamela for her spirit reminiscent of Queen Esther!!!

  8. ecks why on February 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    islam is a horrible ideology for human rights

    4 key things about islam

    1. mythical religious b.s. – all religions have this (faith) because its part of being a religion, having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything

    2. totalitarianism – there is no free will in islam sharia law governs all. there is no seperation of church and state in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims they all support sharia law, see dar al harb

    3. violence – of all religions islam leads the pack in violent tenets for their ideology & history: containing eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs using violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals

    4. dishonesty – only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo’s peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later, see al taqiyya

    really there are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda named islam

    islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics in yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedom

    thanks for reading 🙂

  9. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    islam is a terror

  10. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    go and see how islam is killing innocents in muslim countries

  11. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    muslims are comimg in your countries killing your men raping your women they will soon rule the world because you are allowing them to do so

  12. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    mohammad was a rapiest and muderer of many so as his beleivers

  13. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    go and see where muslims shot a 5 years old christian boy who was playing with his muslim friend. the muslim boy was carrying a portion of quran and fell down. the muslims there said that the christian boy has insulted quran and shot 13 bullets in his body. this is islam which has no repect for humans and mohammad did the same thing. this is islam where muslims say that they have al the right to rape christian and jew women and to kill all the christian and jew men this is islam go and see or ask the people who are suffering islam and are terrified and saying nothing just for the sake of their lives and their families their childern their women

  14. ali on March 11, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    can you do something or are you one of the muslims who don’t care about others and are fanatic just want others to die and do you like to give your women to these i think you do

  15. heibectsheext on April 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Let us never forget that terrorism at its heart, at its evil heart, is a psychological war. It endeavors to break the spirit and the resolve of those it attacks by creating a lose-lose situation.

  16. Educated on November 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    These are some of the most ignorant and hateful comments I’ve ever read. You’ve really outdone yourselves. If you truly claim to be “Christians”, then you must know this is not the “Christian” way. I am not Christian nor Muslim, but I have studied many different religions and I know true Christians who would be disgusted by your hateful language, intolerance, and disrespect for other cultures and religions. I hope for your sake you one day realize the error of your ways. It is comments like these from people like you that give a bad name not only to Christians(which I don’t care about) but also to Americans in general. Take a class, meet a Muslim, learn to respect your fellow human beings. Your utter ignorance is clearly evident from the comments above to any educated (and mentally stable) individual. God(Allah) Bless!

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