Posts tagged "9/11"
Our Savages

Our Savages

By Ann Neumann In one-inch letters the headlines told us what we were seeing: SAVAGES.

Pictures at an Exhibition

By Abby Ohlheiser Photos by Merel van Beeren "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, and the Hartmanns perish??" --Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky I was sitting in a French-style chain cafe (sorry America), finishing my croissant, talking to Merel, when we heard the opening notes of "The Star Spangled Banner." It was a restrained, beautiful choral...

Remembering Differently:
Coping with 9/11 Fatigue

by Jeremy F. Walton 9/11 fatigue is a fully comprehensible, affective response to the cadences of nationalism that have accompanied public commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. But this fatigue should not constitute the alibi for indifference, solipsism, or cynicism. Several weeks after September 11, 2001, I participated in what was surely a...

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-911 Injustice, Tuesday Sept. 13

Catch The Revealer books editor Scott Korb moderating an event tomorrow night at Gallatin (Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place) at 7 pm. The panel will include Alia Malek, editor of Patriot ActsAdama Bah, Noor Elashi (daughter of Ghassan Elashi, who's been placed in a "Communications...

Evangelicals, Not Invited to the 9/11 Party

The best and most prominent reminder of the diversity of American Christian thought arrived on the New York City mayor's desk this week, in the form of a petition with 62,000 signatures.  It was written by that epicenter of hate speech, The Family Research Council (and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, a Bronx pastor).  FRC's...

Violence and Memory

Getting the man is almost mythological. by David Morgan Late one night the President of the United States suddenly appears on television. In our post-9/11 world, the first guess about why is a terrorist attack. It’s too late in the evening for a planned appearance. I brace for images and bad news. But the President announces the death...

The F-Word: Speaking with Krista Tippett

by Jo Piazza It’s been four months since the Peabody-winning public radio program formerly known as “Speaking of Faith” changed its title to the more universal and spacious, “On Being.” The number of listeners writing into the show to tell host Krista Tippett they mourn the loss of the word “faith” has tapered to one a...

Passing 9/11 Health Bill Would Mean Disrespecting Christmas

Elissa Lerner: Last Thursday, after Senate republicans filibustered their way out of passing the Zadroga Bill, also known as the 9/11 health care bill which would provide $7.4 billion in health aid to ailing first responders, few took notice. However, on the Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart took the issue quite seriously....

Disguising Islamophobia

This photo was taken yesterday by Jeremy Walton, assistant professor at NYU's Religious Studies Program, in downtown Manhattan where various groups gathered to protest a proposed community center or to march in support of it.

Ground Zero and The Founders’ Civility

Akbar Ahmed is getting some praise for his piece at Salon that works to portray both Terry Jones and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as men "adding fuel to the fire," both exhibiting an insensitivity to a "civil" society that's decided to make them media headlines. Jones, you know by now, planned to burn...

What Makes Ground Zero Holy?

We've been wondering what makes the site of the 9/11 attacks "holy ground."  Michael Daly takes this saccharine stab at it in today's New York Daily News by asserting that tragedy (or seeing shells from foxholes) makes all of us pray in the same way:
Ground Zero is a mosque.  It is also a church...

Expunging the Quran

An event was held in downtown Manhattan yesterday to protest the proposed building of a mosque on the World Trade Center site. Richard Bartholomew gives us a run-down of the event and surrounding commentary at his site, Bartholomew's Notes. He quotes Pamela Geller, executive director of "Stop the Islamization of America" and...