A display of sculptures is being pulled from the World Trade Center after critics objected to the presence of one that represents Saudi Arabia at the site of the 9/11 attacks. The two-meter polyester resin artwork depicting a giant candy wrapped in the green Saudi flag is part of an exhibit entitled "Candy Nations," representing the G20 nations. Put together in 2011, the installation has already been shown in several countries, as well as elsewhere in New York. But some observers have been critical of the Saudi flag's presence in the WTC, home to a memorial for the 3,000 Americans killed in the 9/11 strikes. Of the 19 hijackers who commandeered four jetliners and crashed into the twin towers in New York, a Pennsylvania field and the Pentagon in Virginia -- 15 were Saudi nationals. A US congressional report on the September 11 attacks laid some blame with the US ally, but those passages were never made public, according to Bob Graham, the former senator who co-chaired the commission … [Read more...] about Sculpture alluding to Saudi Arabia pulled from World Trade Center
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A Jewish group has called on the University of Sussex to strip a professor of his emeritus status after he claimed Israelis were behind the 11 September attacks. Professor Kees van der Pijl, who was formerly head of the university’s international relations department, tweeted to say: “Not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in US govt”. The professor, who retired in 2012 and now lives in Amsterdam, included a link to an article titled “9-11/Israel did it” by the conspiracy theory website WikiSpooks. “We are concerned by the conspiracy theories that have been tweeted by [Professor van der Pijl],” the Sussex Jewish Representative Council said on Twitter. “We ask that Sussex University investigate immediately and consider removing his ‘emeritas’ status [sic]. This type of hatemongering has no place in society, least of all in academia.” The University of Sussex … [Read more...] about Jewish group demands Sussex professor is stripped of emeritus status for saying Israelis blew up World Trade Center
0 Have your say He survived the twin towers’ collapse, crawling to freedom, but years on Leeds-born Paul Berriff’s most vivid memory of 9/11 remains a brief moment the previous night. This article originally ran in the Yorkshire Evening Post in 2011That night the British documentary-maker and his wife Hilary were at a supermarket near their apartment, just two blocks from the centre, when they bumped into a group of firefighters shopping for their evening meal.-> There was an inferno and every floor above me was gone - Leeds survivor's first hand account of 9/11 terror attack“We all went through the checkouts together and as we came out there was a massive thunderstorm. You could see lightning striking the top of the World Trade Center,” he said.“We laughed and joked with them as they radioed for a firetruck to pick them up so they wouldn’t get soaked.“Those three crews were the first on the scene that morning, we … [Read more...] about The noise was ‘like 50 jumbo jets’ says Leeds 9/11 survivor caught in World Trade Center attack
GROUND Zero is where America changed forever after the 9/11 attacks. Here is a brief on the location where the tragedy unfolded. What is Ground Zero? Ground Zero is where the World Trade Center stood in New York City before terrorist hijacked airliners and crashed the jets into two towers on September 11, 2001. They were part of a complex of seven building, all of which were destroyed when the skyscrapers collapsed. Nearly 3,000 died here. Where is Ground Zero? Ground Zero is a 14.6-acre area in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The site is bounded by Vesey Street to the north, the West Side Highway to the west, Liberty Street to the south, and Church Street to the east. What does Ground Zero mean? Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event. New Yorkers started calling the World Trade Center site Ground Zero shortly after suicide hijackers destroyed the twin towers and killed … [Read more...] about What is Ground Zero, where is it, what does Ground Zero mean and why is it now called the World Trade Center site?
THE horrific events of 9/11 continue to shape the world we live in, 17 years after they took place. Thousands were killed during the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. When was 9/11? On September 11, 2001 a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners. Two planes - American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75 - were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York. Another was flown into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth crashed into a field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania after a struggle between the hijackers and passengers. How many people died in the terror attack on the World Trade Center Of the 2,996 who died on 9/11, including the 19 hijackers, 2,753 were killed at the World Trade Center. Both towers collapsed following the impact, with debris causing more deaths and injury on the streets below. Many people including the emergency response teams lost their lives trying to save others. … [Read more...] about When was 9/11, how many people died in the terror attack and where is the World Trade Center memorial?