Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Avalanche! Thousands Of Patriotic Bikers Rally In DC To Honor 9/11 And Protest 'Million Muslim March'
Today, in Washington DC, thousands of patriotic bikers poured into the capitol in a rally to honor 9/11 and protest a 'Million Muslim March' heavily touted by Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR and ISNA.
The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride didn't draw two million participants, but it probably drew a couple of hundred thousand. The 'Million Muslim March' ended up drawing at most a hundred or so participants, and by some counts as little as 25 or 30.
Bikers went out in groups of fifty from the starting point, the Harly-Davidson store in Maryland's Prince George’s County. in a line that stretched for close to half a mile and kept growing.
Because the bikers were denied a permit by federal and local authorities that would have offered the riders a police escort through traffic, the actual ride was a lot more complicated than it should have been.
This was a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was politically motivated, especially since the Muslim event received a permit easily. The American Muslim Political Action Committee (MPAC, a Muslim Brotherhood front group, scheduled a rally for 9/11 to draw attention to what they call 'unfair fear of Muslims' after the Sept.11 terrorist attacks. Of course, they picked 9/11 to do so, something I'm sure a lot of people saw as insensitive and even aggressive.
Here are some reactions, as quoted in the Washington Times:
Waiting for the call to put up his kickstand, 68-year-old Jim Hearley said he rode his bike about 650 miles from Ellijay, Ga., to show his support.
“I had to do it. It was the patriot thing to do,” the former Marine and Vietnam veteran said, adding that the Muslim rally was what originally drew him to the ride.
“Any other day it probably wouldn’t have been as big as it is, but it pissed off a lot of veterans and a lot of Americans.”
“They picked the wrong day to do it,” said Kelly Volb, a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman who attended the ride. “This is to remember everyone who perished on 9/11, out of respect to them.”
While he waited for the ride to begin, Danny Johnson shook hands with fellow riders and recounted memories of being in New York City 12 years ago. The self-described bishop with the Heat of Fire City Church in Louisville, Ky., gave last rites to victims at the Brooks Brothers store on Liberty Street across from ground zero. He said he has spent every Sept. 11 since in Manhattan — until this year.
“I think America has spent 12 years at a funeral,” the 52-year-old said. “We’ve got to revive our country and do something different than we’re doing. It’s time it had a resurrection.”