Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims? — A rally to commemorate 9/11 in being stonewalled by Lawrence County, Pa. officials.
The event, scheduled for noon to 3 p.m., tomorrow, Sept. 9 in New Castle, is not being granted a county permit unless the organizers agree to indemnify the county for damages even if done by counter-protestors.
According to Lynette Mountain of Bikers for Trump (Boots on the Ground), her group along with Bikers for America have been planning the event for months to memorialize the 3,000-plus citizens and first responders who died in the 2001 terrorist attack.
She says they have obtained a city permit but the county will not grant one unless the organizers agree to the rules passed Wednesday.
Ms. Mountain says the organizers have sought a federal injunction against the just-passed rules and will hold the rally regardless. She expects attendance to be only between 50 and 100 persons.
She said an underlying issue is the disputed sale by the state of the former New Castle Youth Development Center to HIRA Educational Service, a Islamic group based in New Jersey.
HIRA had the high bid of $400,000 for the 140-acre site in Shenango Township. Issues have been found regarding HIRA — company claims only one employee working in an apartment in Newark, New Jersey, and has not reported income of more than $50,000 in each of the past three years — and the site is being re-auctioned.
Ms. Mountain said her rally is being called “anti-Muslim” by some officials.
Lawrence County Fights 9/11 Rally To Appease Muslims?