A counter-protest group of bikers is coming from all over the USA to honor the victims of 9/11, as well as our armed forces, who went on to defend America after that attack. The group will rally in Washington, DC on September 11, 2013 to counter-protest another rally held by the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC).
"2 Million Bikers to DC," as its now called on Facebook, has become a near overnight sensation. There are now state chapters in each of the fifty states and over 35,000 likes on Facebook
The group is the brainchild of Belinda Bee, a biker from the D.C.-area. She said a fellow rider named “Top Fuel” Bill Williamson had started a local biker group counter-protesting AMPAC, and that she took it over once the movement went national.
While the group didn’t respond to FrontPage Magazine in time for publication, Bee did make her first public comments to Blog Talk Radio host Barry Secrest on Wednesday August 28, 2013.
Bee told Secrest that AMPAC is not a moderate group but rather one which supports terrorists.
“They are not moderate Muslims, they are, we consider ‘the Brotherhood' [Muslim Brotherhood].”
The leader of AMPAC, Radi Alum, said in an interview with FrontPage Magazine that his group and their 9/11 rally have both become lightning rods unnecessarily because of a series of misstatements about them in the media.
“If they understood what we are doing, they would join us. Unfortunately, some media outlets have lied by saying there is a ‘Million Muslim March.’ There is no such march. That idea has been dead since last February. We are the Million American March Against Fear, and most of our coalition is non-Muslim. The media outlets that spread the lie will be held morally and legally responsible for any damages that may occur as a result of their lies. We are consulting with lawyers and will be putting certain media outlets on notice in the near future.”
2 Million Bikers to DC has also complained about media coverage it has received. The group has complained repeatedly on its Facebook page about a series of misrepresentations of them in the media. One especially scurrilous attack came last week from the far-left website, Veterans Today Network (VTN). VTN suggested that Bill Williamson was a part of a group called Bikers for 9/11 Truth. This turned out to be a scurrilous report with no basis in fact (the group Bikers for 9/11 Truth doesn’t exist), with Williamson even being forced to issue a press release denying the report.
The controversy has also put a renewed spotlight on AMPAC. As Ryan Mauro explained in FrontPage Magazine, AMPAC has numerous ties to terrorists and its leader has made anti-Semitic comments in the past:
AMPAC is based in Missouri and is led by MD Rabbi Alam, who has suggested that Jews were responsible for 9/11. He also leads the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus and received significant attention when the Missouri Right to Life PAC endorsed his bid to become Secretary of State.
The group defended itself saying it is not an anti-Semitic group.
We oppose anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. MD Alam, founder of AMPAC, once made an unfortunate mis-statement about Jews that was widely quoted by the media. Unfortunately, when Mr. Alam quickly apologized and clarified his statement, the media barely reported it.
Both groups will be free to argue their side on September 11. The First Amendment is only as powerful as the sum total of the will of the American people willing to use it. This story should remind all of its overwhelming power: after all, the hotly anticipated counter-protest is the product of a few regular Americans who decided to exercise that power and started a sensation.
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