Monday, 11 September 2006

11 September

Zurab Tsereteli - To The Struggle Against World TerrorismYou don't need Coxsoft Art to tell you that today is the 5th Anniversary of the insane Muslim Fundamentalist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. A total of 2,973 people lost their lives in the 2001 attacks, including 67 Britons. The 100-foot-tall bronze-clad monument "To The Struggle Against World Terrorism" by Zurab Tsereteli - a gift from President Putin, the artist and the Russian people - is due to be dedicated today. Inscribed on its granite base are the names of the victims of both the 2001 and 1993 atrocities. The Duke and Duchess of York will attend a memorial service in Manhattan, together with 120 British police officers who have flown to New York at their own expense to show solidarity with US counterparts who lost their lives. In London, families of the British victims will attend a private event at the memorial garden near the US Embassy. This event has been organized by the US Embassy. The UK Government has organized nothing, allegedly due to the wishes of the victims' families. British TV has been building up to this day by showing documentaries about the 2001 attacks. That our own Government has failed to mark this sombre occasion demonstrates its divisions and its continuing failure to take the threat of Islamic Fundamentalism seriously!


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