world trade center http://michiganradio.org en World Trade Center artifact goes on display at Saginaw history museum http://michiganradio.org/post/world-trade-center-artifact-goes-display-saginaw-history-museum <p>A permanent exhibit commemorating the events of September 11, 2001 opens today at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, reports Emily Pfund at <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2012/09/castle_museum_opens_permanent.html">Mlive.com</a>.</p><blockquote><p>A piece of aluminum cladding about 5 feet long and 4 feet wide is the latest addition to the lobby of the museum, 700 Federal in downtown Saginaw.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:02:40 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9032 at http://michiganradio.org World Trade Center artifact goes on display at Saginaw history museum Candlelight vigils will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks http://michiganradio.org/post/candlelight-vigils-will-mark-10th-anniversary-sept-11th-attacks <p>&nbsp;Many Michiganders have paused to remember 9/11 at numerous events today. &nbsp;There are a few more commemorations planned for this evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Rick Snyder is scheduled to take part in special ceremonies on the front lawn of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.&nbsp;&nbsp; The candlelight vigil is being sponsored in part by the Dearborn Area Ministerial Association.&nbsp;&nbsp; Organizers say the point of the event is to promote the sense of unity that many Americans felt immediately after the attacks.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4089 at http://michiganradio.org Candlelight vigils will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks Remembering Michigan's 9/11 victims http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-michigans-911-victims <p>&nbsp;An East Lansing based group is remembering those September 11<sup>th</sup> victims with ties to Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The <a href="http://michiganremembers.org/InRemembrance/tabid/1412/Default.aspx">Michigan Remembers 9/11 Fund</a> is collecting memories about those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Susan Moriarty is with the Fund. &nbsp;&nbsp;She says it&rsquo;s important to remember that the attacks struck close to home, not just far away.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 16:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4088 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering Michigan's 9/11 victims Detroit area imams "welcome" Osama bin Laden's death http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-area-imams-welcome-osama-bin-ladens-death <p>A group of Detroit area imams say they are glad U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden over the weekend. The imams representing different groups within southeast Michigan&rsquo;s&nbsp;Muslim community say Osama bin Laden&rsquo;s death was justified.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dawud Walid is with the Council on American Islamic Relations. He&nbsp;says bin Laden was a criminal for his acts of terrorism. Some have&nbsp; questioned whether bin Laden&#39;s burial at sea may have disrespected Islamic tradition. Dawud Walid disagrees.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Osama bin Laden did the ultimate disrespect&nbsp; when he attacked&nbsp;churches and mosques&hellip;and when he killed thousands of Americans at the&nbsp; World Trade Center.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the ultimate disrespect.&nbsp; Not whether he&nbsp;was buried on&nbsp; the water or under the earth.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p><br />The imams agree that the U.S. government should release as much&nbsp;information as possible about the hunt and death of Osama bin Laden. Not toconvince them. But to keep Osama bin Laden&#39;s followers from refusing to believe he&rsquo;s dead.</p><p>They are concerned that Osama bin Laden could otherwise become something of an &quot;Elvis Presley&quot;-like figure among his followers. Mon, 02 May 2011 15:34:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 2303 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit area imams "welcome" Osama bin Laden's death President Obama confirms the death of Osama bin Laden http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obama-confirms-death-osama-bin-laden <p>Late last night, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead">President Obama announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed</a> by a small team of American forces at a mansion in Pakistan.</p><p>Obama called Bin Laden &quot;a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.&quot;</p><p><strong>Update 7:14 a.m.</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110501/NEWS01/110502008/Detroit-area-Arab-Americans-Muslims-rejoice-death-bin-Laden?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Detroit Free Press</a> reports on the celebrations from the Muslim and Arab-American community in metro Detroit upon hearing <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead">the news of Osama bin Laden&#39;s death</a>:</p><p><em>&quot;The world is definitely a better place without the patron of all terrorists,&quot; said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, the largest mosque in a city that has the highest concentration of Arab-Americans in the U.S. Qazwini called bin Laden &quot;the world&#39;s most infamous thug.&quot;</em></p><p><em>&quot;It is so comforting to see justice being served while the families of the thousands of his victims rejoice,&quot; he said.</em></p><p><em>Ibrahim Aljahim, 29, of Detroit, said of bin Laden: &quot;He never represented Muslims or anyone else.&quot;</em></p><p><em>...&quot;As gratifying as it is to see this, we should continue to be on alert,&quot; said Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. &quot;Executing the symbol of bin Laden does not execute the ideology (of extremism). It&#39;s a vital mistake to focus on the person and ignore the ideology.&quot;</em></p><p><strong>12:09 am</strong></p><p>NPR reports:</p><p>Osama bin Laden, who created the al-Qaida terrorist network that killed 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, is dead.</p><p>He was killed, President Obama announced to the nation late Sunday night, in Pakistan by U.S. forces. During a firefight with bin Laden&#39;s guards, which the president said happened earlier in the day, no American personnel were injured. Mon, 02 May 2011 11:14:15 +0000 Steve Carmody & Mark Brush 2298 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama confirms the death of Osama bin Laden