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Never Forget Coalition Plans Rally Against Civilian Trials for 9/11 Terrorists

I’ll be joining Debra Burlingame, Rep. Pete King (R., N.Y.), Tim Brown, and Peter Regan at a press conference tomorrow in lower Manhattan, in anticipation of a big rally the 9/11 Never Forget Coalition is organizing for Saturday, December 5, to protest the Obama administration’s decision to give the 9/11 jihadists a civilian trial.

The  9/11 Never Forget Coalition has more details, here.  The announcement, in part, reads:

The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans, is holding a November 24th press conference to discuss the details of their December 5th rally protesting the plan to bring the 9/11 terrorist conspirators to trial in New York City.

The Coalition formed to fight the decision of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to try the 9/11 co-conspirators in New York City’s federal court, effectively giving war criminals the same rights as American citizens while endangering the safety of all New Yorkers.  Two weeks ago, we sent a letter signed by 300 family members of 9/11 victims to the President, Attorney General and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking them to reverse course.  The letter has now been signed by over 120,000 Americans and is posted at

At the November 24th press conference, leading organizers of the Coalition will give details on a large rally which will be held on December 5th in New York City to protest the plan to bring terrorist detainees to trial in civilian courts.

Debra Burlingame, founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said “We chose to hold it on Thanksgiving Week in the hope that our fellow Americans will join us in sending our prayers and messages of thanks to our troops and first responders, who will bear the brunt of these dangerous decisions made in Washington.  Our rally on Saturday, December 5 will tell Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and their supporters in Congress: We will fight you all the way!”

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