Silent prostester "Teace", originally from Iowa, stands adjacent to the first visible sign of construction at Ground Zero wearing a shirt reading "9/11 was an inside job." When asked why he stood in protest he replied "The truth needs to get out"
A 9 year old boy lays roses at the site of a 9/11 memorial.
Sidika Lemes a Muslim Bosnian Refugee who currently resides in New York says she only became religious following the Srebrenica Massacre. She is deeply concerned about the recent wave of Islamophobia in America. She notes that at first glance most do not realize that she is a muslim but she wishes to take an active role in showing Americans the true face of Islam.
WWII Naval Veteran Stephen Pater born OCT 8 1926 holds a photo of himself 65 years earlier. He stands in support of the controversial Ground Zero Islamic Community Center. "I am strictly against when there is hate... anything is dangerous related to hate"
Joseph Garber an Orthodox Jewish man from Williamsburg walked to Manhattan from Brooklyn during Chabad to stand in opposition to the Ground Zero Islamic Community Center. "Drunks will be led to anger" he said referring to the recent attacks on muslims perpetrated by two men. "This is an not a constitutional Issue this is a Common sense Issue" he said when asked whether muslims had a right to build a community center near the World Trade Center.
Layla, a young muslim girl carries an american flag that bares the words "God Bless USA"
Matthew Paternoster a recent convert to Islam and native of NY shows a tattoo which reads in Arabic "la ila ha il Allah wa Muhammadu Rasullah" meaning There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger. Matthew was violently removed from a protest when attacked by protesters from Stop the Islamization of America (SOIA), a group headed by Pamela Geller.
Robert Mccory a retired fireman from Massachusetts stands in opposition to the "Ground Zero Mosque" and views its planned construction as "salt in the wounds of families effected by 9/11. "its a provocation and its wrong" he said