AIFD President to Speak at 9/11 Never Forget Coaltion Rally

WHO: Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) and a devout Muslim. Dr. Jasser will be addressing the 9/11 Never Forget Coalition Rally on December 5, 2009. Dr. Jasser will be a Muslim voice calling on President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to change their decision to hold trials for the conspirators in the 9/11 attacks in civilian courts on US Soil. Dr. Jasser adamantly supports the use of Military Tribunals to bring the conspirators to justice.

The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition is a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans. The organization sent a letter signed by 300 family members of 9/11 victims to President Obama, Attorney General Holder and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking them to reverse course on holding the terror trials in New York. The letter has now been signed by over 120,000 Americans and is posted at

The following is the latest list of confirmed speakers for Saturday’s rally in New York City.

DAVID BEAMER-David Beamer is the father of Todd Beamer, a passenger on United Flight 93, which was hijacked on September 11.

TIM BROWN-Tim Brown is a retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter and a survivor of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

DEBRA BURLINGAME-Debra Burlingame is the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

CURTIS SLIW-Curtis Sliwa is a national radio talk show host heard in 20 cities around America. He is founder and director of the Guardian Angels.

RON AND ROBIN GRIFFIN-Ron and Robin are the Gold Star Parents of Army Specialist Kyle Andrew Griffin, 20, Bronze Star recipient killed in Iraq on May 20, 2003.

JAMES HANSON-Jim served as in U.S. Army Special Forces and is the co-founder of the Warrior Legacy Foundation.

LEE A. IELPI-In March 2004, Lee, along with Jennifer Adams, co-founded the Tribute WTC Visitor Center located across from the World Trade Center site in New York.

DR. M. ZUHDI JASSER-Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser is the Chairman of the Board, founding member, and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). He is one of the moderate, anti-Islamist Muslims featured in the controversial PBS film, Islam v Islamists.

EDITH LUTNICK-Edie Lutnick is a Co-founder, Officer, and the Executive Director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, a 501 (c) 3 charity established September 14, 2001.

STEVE MALZBERG-Steve Malzberg, one of America’s most recognizable faces and voices on the political talk scene, is a talk show host on WOR Radio in New York City and on the WOR Radio Network.

ANDREW C. McCARTHY-Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributing Editor with National Review Online.

LAUREN MANNING-Lauren Manning is a former Managing Director and Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. On September 11, 2001, Lauren was catastrophically injured in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

GREG MANNING-Greg was most recently Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, LOVE, GREG & LAUREN: A Powerful True Story of Courage, Hope, and Survival.

TERESA MULLAN-Teresa Mullan is the mother of FDNY Firefighter Michael Dermott Mullan, 34, Ladder 12 in Chelsea, who responded to the World Trade Center and perished on September 11, 2001.

PETER REGAN-Peter Regan is an active FDNY firefighter, and U.S. Marine who served two tours in Iraq and is a 9/11 family member. He lost his dad, Firefighter Donald Regan, FDNY Rescue Co. 3.

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ-Daniel Rodriguez is an operatic tenor from New York City. In the aftermath of September 11, he received widespread attention with his rendition of “God Bless America.”

SOURCE The Never Forget 9/11 Coalition

WHAT: The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition is holding a 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.

WHEN: December 5, 2009

12 Noon – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Foley Square

111 Worth St

New York, NY 10013-4008

ABOUT DR. JASSER: Dr. Jasser is a nationally recognized expert in the contest of ideas against political Islam and American Islamist organizations. He has spoken at hundreds of national and international events including colleges and universities, places of worship, government venues and many other public functions. On October 1, 2009, Dr. Jasser briefed members of Congress on the threat of Political Islam. He regularly briefs members of the House and Senate congressional anti-terror caucuses. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Jasser lectured on Islam to deploying officers at the Joint Forces staff college. And In 2007, Dr. Jasser was part of a select group that briefed Admiral Mike Mullen on the “Contest of Ideas with the Muslim World.” Dr. Jasser’s writing and commentary appears in major media outlets such as Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, The Washington Times, National Review,, Family Security Matters (, Islamist Watch, and the

ABOUT AIFD: AIFD’s mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state. AIFD is the most prominent American Muslim organization confronting the ideologies of political Islam and openly countering the belief that the Muslim faith is inextricably rooted to the concept of the Islamic State.

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