“I think the people in those towers died as representatives for the rest of us, for our crimes against humanity,” Fenstermaker’s quoted as saying. “Not only do I think that 9/11 was deserved, I think it was one of the greatest events in human history.”
NY Daily News Scott Fenstermaker, in inflammatory remarks for the “Humans of New York” website, said the country “got what it deserved” because of past injustices and unapologetically praised the terrorist act that changed the world and scarred New York forever.
The overwhelming response has been disgust among members of the city’s legal community, including colleagues at the Centre Street courts who work and have offices within five minutes of Ground Zero.
When reached by the Daily News Wednesday, the counselor, who says he is running for Congress, brushed off the outrage. “I don’t believe there are that many people that are upset,” he barked. When told the courthouse was abuzz with the news of his perverted proclamation he fumed: “I couldn’t care less what the people in the courthouse say about it!”
His critics — as far as he’s concerned — can go to hell. “You tell those people down there in the courthouse if they’re upset, pull their heads out of their asses!”
In his time as a defense lawyer, Fenstermaker represented Al Qaeda terrorists Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, and another defendant charged as a 9/11 participant.