There are questions about a 9/11 memorial service this weekend in Franklin that some critics have said is shrouded in secrecy and the left wing media are not invited.
NEWS CHANNEL 5 requested an interview with the event host, local radio personality Michael Delgiorno. He declined and then on-air during his show said his response to the request was to “Kiss my ass.” NewsChannel 5 wanted to ask Delgiorno about organizers not allowing media and no audio recording, video or photography.
“When they bar the media red flags go up. What are they trying to hide,” asked Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the (Terrorist Front Group CAIR) Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, D.C.
The left wing muslim asskissers at the NASHVILLE SCENE say, “Haters Gonna Hate at Franklin 9/11 Event.”
A consortium of anti-Muslim groups will descend upon the Embassy Suites hotel in Franklin this Sunday afternoon for a sold-out ‘Islamophobic’ circle jerk masquerading as a memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Hosted by local right-wing radio host Michael DelGiorno, the roster of speakers for “Remembering 9-11…” suggests that the gathering will eschew themes of peace, love and understanding in favor of holy war, discord and demagoguery.(Perfect themes for 9/11)
Indeed, the line-up includes Charles Jacobs, a Boston-based anti-mosque activist; Melvin Bledsoe, father of convicted American jihadist Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad; State Rep. Bill Ketron, a legislative opponent of that ever-creeping Sharia law; Tennessee Rep. Judd Matheny, who with Ketron forged Senate Bill 1028, whose original incarnation would’ve made adherence to Sharia law an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison; and conservative Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, pal of virulent anti-Islam Netherlands politician Geert Wilders. (You say “virulent anti-Islam” as if it’s a BAD thing)
The Terrorist Front Group Council on American-Islamic Relations, aka CAIR, told media yesterday of its concern that the event — which will require a valid photo ID for entrance and prohibit audio and visual recording, photography and the presence of media, Gotcha Liberal or otherwise — will likely be a “Muslim-bashing session,” (We hope so) which amounts to quite the understatement.
But don’t worry, Rep. Ketron informed the Associated Press: There’s good reason for gathering a group of (Islam) hate-mongers less than 30 miles from a proposed mega mosque site (in a Christian neighborhood) once targeted by vandals (and will be again and again and again) — to heal. In fact, healing is pretty much the exact opposite of what this supposedly grassroots event’s sponsors are all about. (Only after muslims leave, can the healing begin) So let’s break down who’s behind this hostile hootenanny.
♥ The Glenn Beckian 9-12 Project and its ominously titled sister organization, The Black Robe Project. The former group pines for a return to the catatonic, trauma-induced sense of national cohesion the day after 9/11; the latter represents the pundit’s effort to sucker more conservative Christians into buying founding-father tchotchkes (plus shipping and handling).
♥ ACT! For America, which Terrorist Front Group CAIR has dubbed a hate group (HEH!) , and whose chameleon-like founder, Brigitte Gabriel, has built a burgeoning media and lobbying empire as a front for the Center for Security Policy that opposed the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero and labels Muslim places of worship as “Trojan horses.” The CSP is co-founded and headed by Frank Gaffney, who actually alleged that the new symbol for the Missile Defense Agency looked like “a morphing of the Islamic crescent and star with the Obama campaign logo.” (It IS!)
♥ The amusingly titled Tennessee Eagle Forum, an offshoot of the national group whose founder, Phyllis Schlafly, is no fan of the public sector. The group opposes the nefarious Sharia law threatening any day to rip down Old Glory at the local courthouse. Their “Have You Seen This?” section reads like a compendium of chain emails sent by somebody’s paranoid grandmother after watching The Delta Force on codeine. No word on whether they’re donating any bald eagle tears to keep the orators’ throats crisp and pure.
♥ The Tennessee Freedom Coalition, a Tea Party-minded nonprofit that rehashes the now typical “Obama’s a Kenyan Nazi socialist cyborg vampire”(Isn’t he?) meme largely as a means for its executive director, failed congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik, to continue her mosque-hatin’, corporate nanny state-lovin’ ways. (Pro Tip: Its website’s recommended reading list is not to be missed.)
♥ The Williamson County Republican Party, the Tennessee Republican Party and the Wilson County Tea Party.
♥ And, of course, zero Muslims. (My kind of event, a safe one)
My remarks at The 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony In Nashville “It Is NOT Enough To Just Remember”
by Michael DelGiorno on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9:58am
I’m Michael DelGiorno and I remember. Because I remember, I cannot forget. Because I remember and cannot forget, I must speak. The truth is, IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY REMEMBER!
What is today NOT about?
Today is NOT about secrecy. We remember in private and we remember in public. Our enemy recruits and plots in secrecy, but we stand openly to speak the truth, expose the lies and illuminate the darkness. Our accusers are suspicious because they plot in secret, but we speak truth openly, in love, as our God lived, taught and commands.
Today is NOT about hatred. We remember accurately, we understand clearly and we seek to protect those left behind, the living, in truth, love and resolve. Our enemies assume hatred because they are inspired by hate, but we are inspired by truth and love. Love for life, liberty and freedom.
We are NOT here to bash, nor are we confused about who our enemy is. We understand the three contradictory examples of their prophet, and thus, the three types of Muslims today. For those peaceful, tolerant and religious Muslim Americans…we do NOT target or harass or disrespect. In fact, we respect your right to religious practice, and we tolerate your choice of belief. We are tolerant, we are respectful, but I, personally, do NOT feel any need to validate. I have my God, I have my Savior, I have my scripture, I have my example (in Christ and His Holy Spirit that guides me along with scripture) and I have my great commission to fulfill. My God, my nation and our constitution ONLY call me to tolerate and respect, NOT validate.
As for the political Islamists and militant Jihadists…who also live by the same prophet’s conflicting example, inspired by the same contradicting Qur’an and march to the commands of world dominance by force…..you will NOT be tolerated, you will NOT be respected…and you MUST BE DEFEATED.
So, if we are NOT here in secret, in hatred or fear and in confusion…why are we here?
We are here to remember. Remember the thousands of lives KILLED (before…on… and since 9-11). Because it was them, because it could have been us…because it may be us next!
We are here to further understand, in the hopes that through knowledge of our enemy, eternal vigilance and united determination …so that we can prevent another major attack from ever happening again.
Because we honor those dead through remembrance and we honor the lives lost by protecting the still living.
We can be victims or we can victors!
I chose to honor my fallen, fellow Americans by doing all I can to prevent THE NEXT ATTACK, and eliminating the threat for our time and ALL TIME!
Today, like every day, is about remembering accurately and appropriately. Speaking the truth…frankly and in love. Identifying the enemy and ultimately defeating them!
For, we are NOT AFRAID, we are NOT IN SECRET, we are NOT IN HATE, we are NOT confused, we are NOT intimidated, and ….we are NOT VICTIMS!
We ARE …ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISBLE…
We ARE…inspired by LIBERTY, guided by our Constitution, and called to PRESERVE our freedom, PRESERVE our Republic and SECURE our way of live for all generations to come!
I have always felt that to simply remember, well, that’s a function of the mind. But, to HONOR, that is a function of the heart! Remembering looks back, but honoring focuses forward and LIVES ON PURPOSEFULLY.
Today, let us remember, but, tomorrow and all our days forward….let us commit to honor the lost! Constant images of horrific past…can serve to fan the flames of fear and panic…if unchecked, through time can build a victim mentality and posture.
The choice is ours??? We can be victims…or we can be victors?
I know our accusers …enemies, majority of political leaders…and the mainstream media would love for you to stop at just being a victim.
NOT me. I will look back silently, only for a few moments, for there’s just too much to focus on, act on, speak about and defeat NOW AND MOVING FORWARD.
Which reminds me of a favorite JFK quote, one not famous:
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Which quickly reminds me of the famous one:
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
We need this type of understanding, leadership and inspiration today, if we plan to achieve ultimate victory…and avoid the ultimate victimization!
I’m Michael DelGiorno and I remember. Because I remember, I cannot forget. Because I remember and cannot forget, I must speak.