On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a radical Islamic group hopes to "expose the crimes of the American government," while showcasing its opinion that the U.S. has lost its battle against terrorism.
The group, Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), plans to purposefully disrupt a commemorative 9/11 ceremony. Participants pledge to make as much noise as possible during a planned moment of silence that will be held outside the U.S. Embassy of London next weekend.
“We will be holding a big demonstration and it’s going to begin at the time the first plane hit the building – when everybody is holding their minute’s silence.
“We will be very noisy during that time. It will be to expose the crimes of the American government over the past ten years and showing how they have failed.
“They have lost the war against terror. All of their concepts of freedom and democracy have been run roughshod over and been replaced with extraordinary rendition and policies which mean people don’t have rights any more.”
The demonstration is called, "You Lost the War." A release, posted on MAC's web site, takes a swipe at the mounting U.S. debt. It reads:
With over $14 trillion in debt the US economy is now on a life support machine; its military is caught in a gruelling war of attrition that the majority of analysts regard as unwinnable; on all fronts the US government is indeed facing defeat as the daunting spectre of death draws closer and closer.
...On September 11 2011, as people across the world fall silent and reflect on the unforgettable moments that took place at 8:46am and 9:03am ten years ago, Muslims will stand united outside the US embassy in the heart of London, to declare that they have been defeated – that the US has indeed lost the war.
Regardless of how the group views U.S. policy, any regard for the respect of life would call for compassion for those individuals -- be they American or not -- who were violently murdered en masse.
Instead, MAC and its adherents plan to praise the tragic actions that unfolded nearly 10 years ago. Then again, we should't be surprised. This is the same group that waged an Islamic law campaign and disrupted British Veterans' Day last year. Par for the course.