Church Destroyed on 9/11 Finally Being Rebuilt | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

By CeCe Heil1318879209000

The ACLJ is pleased to announce that the New York Port Authority has reached an amicable agreement to allow St. Nicholas Church to be rebuilt, ten years after the church building was destroyed on September 11, 2011. Earlier this year, the ACLJ sent a strong letter to the Port Authority asserting that the Port Authority had misrepresented the nature of its preliminary agreement with St. Nicholas Church, engaged in fraud while moving away from negotiations, relied upon defamation to mask its activities, and trespassed on St. Nicholas Church property without warrant or legal justification. As I said in our demand letter, “The law is clear: the Port Authorities’ current course of dealing harms the constitutional rights of Saint Nicholas Church, not to mention basic principles of contract - the requirements of good faith and the absence of fraud.”

The ACLJ’s letter urged the Port Authority to resume negotiations with St. Nicholas Church and cease trespassing on the church property to avoid violating the church’s rights. The Greek Orthodox church filed a lawsuit early this year and after returning to the negotiations table the Port Authority has finally agreed to allow the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Church close to its original home near ground zero.

“We lost St. Nicholas Church in the destruction of September 11 and for too long its future has been uncertain,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a statement Friday. “Rebuilding St. Nicholas Church, with a nondenominational bereavement center, is not just good news for the Greek Orthodox community, but for all New Yorkers. With this agreement, we are continuing New York's collective healing, restoration, and resurgence. Now we are finally returning this treasured place of reflection to where it belongs.”

Latest in
Jihad

The Lone Wolf Terrorist Concept is Fake News

By Matthew Clark1495643878270

Each and every time another dastardly jihadist terrorist attack is inflicted on the world, headlines emerge that the savagery was carried out by a “lone wolf” terrorist. As a lawyer who deals in facts, the absurdity of this concept is beyond the pale. The mountain of evidence that has been amassed...

read more

ISIS Strikes, Targeting Innocent Children

By Jay Sekulow1495560021257

Last night, in the midst of a concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, an ISIS suicide bomber struck the heart of Europe, killing 22 innocent people and injuring dozens more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the United Kingdom. A massive explosion ripped through a concert hall where an...

read more

Social Media: The World’s Newest Weapon

By Nicole Smith1485804622088

A gentlemen’s war was once fought at a meeting on the battlefield, standing face-to-face and barrel-to-barrel, as each soldier was shot down one by one. Where the victor was decided either by surrender, retreat, or whoever had the lowest body count at the battle’s end. Since then there has been an...

read more

It Appears “Lone Wolf” Jihadists Run in a Pack

By Matthew Clark1484682422612

Yesterday the news broke that the wife of the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, has been arrested on charges in connection with the jihadist attack that left 49 dead and more than 50 injured. It has been absurdly asserted for months – by President Obama and his leftist allies with their heads in the...

read more