There will be two demonstrations in Washington, DC tomorrow in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.
Both have been mostly ignored by the mass media oligarchy but the conservative blogosphere is as wet with anticipation as a bouffant Baptist bride on her wedding night. Here come the Million Muslim March and the Two Million Bikers Ride.
The morons who invented the Muslim march call themselves the American Muslim Political Action Committee. The principal organizers are an American born Muslim convert named Chris “Isa” Hodge and a Bangladeshi immigrant and U.S. Army veteran named MD Rabbi Alam. The event was first called the Million Muslim March on the White House but is now officially known as the “Million American March Against Fear.”
In an interview with Steven Nelson of U.S. News & World Report, Hodge said, “We want to hold President Obama accountable for his empty promises of creating a transparent government…. What exactly have we spent all our money, lost lives and taken lives for? The entire record of the 9/11 Commission has never been released.” Hodge said he is also protesting what he calls “FBI traps,” by which he means the sort of FBI entrapments and racketeering prosecutions the government loves to use against domestic dissidents like bikers and militiamen and other fringe groups. Hodge complained to U.S. News about “illegal tapping and surveilling of Muslim Americans” and “media propaganda making the word terrorist synonymous with Muslim.”
Representative Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri will speak at the event.
There will hardly be a million Muslims. A police report circulating in the Capitol today says, “the best estimate on the size of the march will be somewhere in the hundreds, not thousands, of participants. That number may include entire families with children in tow.”
But the idea of Muslims marching on Washington to commemorate the opening ambush of a Muslim jihad against Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and secular humanists is so over the top rude that somebody had to react to it – and so the Two Million Biker Ride.
Two Million Bikers
The ride began as a Facebook page called Two Million Bikers To DC.
Last week the group applied to the National Park Service for a permit to allow 2,000 bikers to ride through what is called Washington’s “Memorial Core” from nine in the morning until four in the afternoon. An unidentified spokesman for the Ride told Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times, “We did the right thing and went through the proper channels to secure a no-stop permit to ride through your great city. We wanted to ride an established route, which would have taken us past the Viet Nam Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, across the bridge into Virginia, and that’s it! We would have been completely out of Washington DC, and your city would have been back to normal.”
The Park Service said the Ride would disrupt traffic on a work day and denied the permit.
But, the bikers are going to ride anyway. The pack will assemble at Harley Davidson of Washington in Fort Washington, Maryland. The group hasn’t formally announced a route into the city.
Washington police estimate that “as many as 3,000 bikers” may try “to circle the March and drown out the sound of the speakers at the kick-off rally with their engine noise. No other counter protest groups that are being taken seriously have identified themselves and/or made their intentions known, but that does not mean there will not be any others.”
Maybe the dueling events will make the evening news. Maybe not.