The ceremony at of Ground Zero today mixed commemoration and mourning. In the effort to produce an observance that could provide unity and bring the disparate figures of George W. Bush and Barack Obama together, it steered clear of the different appraisals surrounding the event.
The elephant in the room, radical Islam and its broader support base went almost unmentioned.
If anybody brought in the issue of Islam, it was the liberal papers. From reading the Huffington Post one could almost walk away with the assumption that the main victims of 9/11 were American Muslims. In other papers.there was a plethora of opinion pieces on the benign sharia law and jihad as nonviolent struggle.