New York Daily News

September 19, 2007

Web site mocks 9/11 attacks

By Ernie Naspretto and Michael White
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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A web site mocking 9/11 victims and their families is being denounced by visitors to the site and the president of the police union.

The founder of 911wasfunny.com calls himself "Henry" and posts images and jokes making light of the Sept. 11 attacks.

"Those people deserved what they got, mostly because people from NY are pompous jerks," he writes on the site.

The author also invites people to post responses and send hate mail.

Many people did.

"You better hope we never meet in real life," posted a Ground Zero survivor, using the handle Wesley. "What happened to people in 9/11 isn't anything compared to what I will do to you."

Patrick Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, called the Web site "hurtful."

"The police officers who sacrificed their lives that day and every day do so to ensure the freedom of speech that this Web site insults," he said.