Rudy Giuliani Warns New York
‘Terrorists Want To Attack Again’
UDOLPH GIULIANI, the New York
mayor who rallied the city in its darkest days when terrorists
attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, warned that terrorists want to
attack again. He issued the alarm at the Third Annual Tom Ridge
Homeland Security Awards in October at the Grand Hyatt in New
Not known to mince words, Giuliani
identified the perpetrators as "Islamic extremist terrorists. We
should not be afraid to say that. It’s the truth."
He said, "They attacked our city,
killed 3,000 people, and they want to do it again. The reason
they haven’t done it is because of you, the people of the
Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation (FEHSF), and
all the soldiers who came back from Iraq and Afghanistan."
The terrorists, Giuliani added,
respect power, strength and being on the offensive, not being
defensive. "You are the only reason our country is safe."
Tom Ridge, former governor
of Pennsylvania and the first secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005, presented awards.
For his role in leading the city to
recovery, the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation
presented Giuliani with the Tom Ridge Lifetime Achievement
Award. John Catsimatidis, owner of Gristedes, the
largest grocery chain in Manhattan, accepted the Patriot Award
for his support of the foundation. The organization provides
financial aid to families of federal agents to pay for funeral
costs or children’s needs.
Among the many who applauded the
awardees were FEHSF founder and CEO Richard S. Kendall,
honorary chairman Tom Ridge, vice chairman William Marcus,
board member/actor Tony Lo Bianco, actor Armand
Assante, New York reporter Murray Weiss of
society editor Catherine Saxton, a member of the FEHSF