Yesterday, urgent matters of a legal nature prevented me from posting on the 9/11 commemoration, but I'm sure there was ample information in your local news and possibly even the national media. I heard many local communities paid tribute to the victims, reviving painful memories for some but at least keeping us aware of the magnitude of the attack. It is reassuring to realize that so many Americans have not forgotten. I often have the feeling that the event has been swept under the rug, but that may be because the media make no effort to keep it alive, or to connect it to Islam's larger plan of world domination. It is up to the people to inform themselves and to make the connections the media refuse to acknowledge.
As for the SIOE demonstration in London, their website has no report as yet.
According to a brief in Le Salon Beige, the official website of the mayor of Paris finally did announce the arrival of the Pope. I wonder if there was a flood of calls and e-mails following the article LSB had posted on Tuesday? LSB readers think so and even suggest that the announcement was put up in such haste that it gives erroneous information on the closure of subway stops.
The Pope did indeed arrive in Paris today and first reports in Le Figaro show the visit so far to have been an unqualified success. There were 500 anti-Pope demonstrators vs 40,000 cheering supporters.
I will try to publish a longer post on his visit later tonight. Meanwhile, you can read this English-language article from the IHT. It includes interesting excerpts from his speech at the Collège des Bernardins, in which he reminds Europe of its religious roots.