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'Blind Sheikh' Convicted In 1993 World Trade Bombing Dies In Prison

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home

Feb 18 (Reuters) - Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheik” who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center ...

Islamophobic Flier Posted At Rutgers Drowned Out With A Message Of Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2017 | Religion

Staff at a Rutgers University cultural center are making it clear that Islamophobia has no place at their school. A poster with the words “Imagine a...

Twin Dies After Fall From Escalator In World Trade Center Transit Hub

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.12.2017 | Crime

A New Jersey teacher died Saturday after she fell from an escalator onto the main concourse of the World Trade Center Oculus transit hub in downtown M...

Trump Tower -- 9/11 Target Danger?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as 45th President of the United States, New York is facing a complicated new matrix of risks and danger. Stan...

The Presidency of Al Gore, 2001-2009, Redux

Norman MacAfee | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Two New Apple Stores for New York

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Designs for two new Apple stores in New York, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, couldn't be more dissimilar. But their function remains the same. ...

What I Learned On September 11th

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I learned something on that sad day on the 11th of September 15 years ago. During that time of turmoil, fear, sadness, and terror, no matter where we live in this wide country, we were collectively and suddenly New Yorkers. Everybody was on one side...the emotion and caring for the people of this horrific scene was to a person the same.

"I Lived Through 9/11" Club

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.14.2016 | New York
Galina Nemirovsky

Before 9/11, there was just a date on the calendar between the 10th and the 12th which never made me shudder. There was 9-1-1, but not 9/11. It's like...

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Writings From September 13, 2001

Thea Halo | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Thea Halo

I can only hope that in the days, weeks and months ahead, when more talk of war whips the country into a frenzy of revenge, we can all remember that John Donne's "every man," knows no country of origin, no ethnic, racial, or religious separation.

Lessons from 9/11

Byron Williams | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

This year commemorates the crystal anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks known colloquially as 9/11. Sept. 11, 2001 made an unwarranted in...

Time-Lapse Photos Show How The Twin Towers Defined New York City

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.11.2016 | Arts

As the country marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a multisite photography exhibition looks at how the World Trade Cen...

Who Were You On 9/11?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.11.2016 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On 9/11, virtually everyone I've spoken with was struck by that most human of instincts. Fight or Flight. Or there is one other -- Freeze. Almost no m...

'We're At War': Newly Released Notes Detail Bush's Response To 9/11 Aboard Air Force One

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 - The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain and grim determination aboard Air For...

My 9/11 Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage

Donna Henes | Posted 09.10.2016 | New York
Donna Henes

When the planes flew into the Twin Towers, I was out of the country. It took me more than a week to be able to get past the sealed borders and return ...

In Memory Of September 11

Brittney Grimes | Posted 09.09.2016 | New York
Brittney Grimes

On that morning, I clearly remember where I was, what I was doing, and not believing what had just happened. I was 12 years old, young enough to question why, but old enough to understand.

9/11 Remembered, We Were the Lucky Ones

Lori Axler | Posted 09.09.2016 | New York
Lori Axler

I woke up at the crack of dawn to catch a 6:45 AM flight from New York City to Pittsburgh for a business meeting, kissed my fiancé Adam goodbye, and jumped into a black Town Car. Then everything changed.

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam Undimmed by Human Tears

Michael Zucker | Posted 09.08.2016 | New York
Michael Zucker

-- Thoughts of a (Californian) New Yorker Upon Returning to his City After 9/11 -- "Why do you want to see it?" they asked. I was reminded of Bobby ...

Honoring a 9/11 Hero with a New Scholarship

Ken Budd | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Ken Budd

Go ahead. I'll follow. Franco Lalama said those words to colleagues on the morning of September 11, 2001. He had led the evacuation of engineering of...

A Book of 9/11 Memorial Designs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.01.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Back in 2003, Lester Levine and his wife entered the design competition for a memorial on the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. They didn'...

Savannah College of Art and Design's Brilliantly "Built" Museum Exhibition

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
Bruce Helander

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. Image courtesy of SCAD. Colleges of art that also administer a bona fide affiliated campus museum featuring a ...

Seed Sowing For A Beloved Nation And World Community

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We are at another moment where we desperately need to see and hear strong faith voices for justice for children and to spread examples of interfaith, interracial, multi-ethnic communities rising together above all voices that threaten to divide us.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: On Father's Day-Since You've Been Gone

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Dear Daddy, Since you've been gone the world has gone a little mad. I miss you so, but there are things I'm happy you didn't have to witness. In 200...

Al-Gebra: A Threat Worse Than ISIS

Todd R. Miller | Posted 05.16.2016 | Science
Todd R. Miller

On May 5, a passenger on American Airlines flight 3950 from Philadelphia to Syracuse noticed something strange about the olive-skinned, dark-haired ma...

Former 9/11 Commission Member Claims Evidence Of Saudi 'Support' For Hijackers

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear e...