Sept 11 and Ground Zero

Pope will pray for terrorists at Ground Zero

Pope will pray for terrorists at Ground Zero

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/12/wpope112.xml

By Malcolm Moore in Rome
Last Updated: 1:42am BST 12/04/2008

The Pope will pray for the redemption of Islamic terrorists when he visits the site of the September 11 attacks in New York next week.

The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert to Christianity, saying: "Turn to Your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred.

"God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance".

The prayer is likely to further incense the Muslim world, which has already attacked the Pope for publicly converting Magdi Allam, a journalist and one of Italy's most high-profile Muslims, at Easter.

Osama bin Laden accused the Pope of trying to provoke "a new crusade" against Islam.

9/11 Simulation Taxes Purdue Servers

Source: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/22/911-simulation-taxes-purdue-servers/

June 22, 2007, 10:48 am

9/11 Simulation Taxes Purdue Servers

By Sewell Chan

It’s unusual for an academic computer-science department to brag about its prowess on YouTube, but that’s exactly what happened this month after Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., released a study into the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

A two-year Purdue University study released this month supports a federal agency’s conclusion that the impact of the hijacked jetliners stripped away fireproofing material, causing the weakened towers to eventually collapse under their own weight.

The video is a counterpoint to the conspiracy theories that still surround the collapse of the World Trade Center (and such outspoken figures as Rosie O’Donnell appear to be sympathetic to these arguments).•