I want to point out I support the right of Muslims to have a parade like any other group. However, placing the parade in such close proximity to 9-11 is not a great idea. This is an example of a situation where the common sense solution is to move this event a few weeks in either direction either before or after 9-11. The basic problem is that the political leadership in NYC is too craven to point out the proximity of the dates.
The leadership of the Muslim community should recognize that 9-11 is a special day, especially to NYC residents. Unfortunately, the political leadership of the Muslim American community is almost entirely inept.