The Religious Left’s Commemoration of 9-11
Left-wing Catholic group Pax Christi hosted its 9-11 commemoration at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. by featuring Evangelical Left activist Jim Wallis, whom Pax Christi introduced as “one of our nation’s most prophetic and eloquent religious leaders.” Wallis bemoaned a “total decade of war that took more innocent lives than victims of 9/11.” He complained: “We had a possibility for reflection, but it alluded us because our leaders said, ‘We will erase your vulnerability through our superior force and power.” (See this report here).
Soon afterwards, Wallis sped to New York, where he convened a 9-11 press conference at Ground Zero with the World Evangelical Fellowship to denounce supposedly widespread anti-Muslim prejudice in America. “America must be a safe place for all our citizens in all their diversity,” Wallis pronounced, evidently more worried about anti-Muslim American bigots than about Islamist terroristists. World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) chief Geoffrey Tunnicliffe also warned: “We have seen increasing fear, insecurity, profiling and racism” in America.