Museum of Tolerance Intolerant Of Lower Manhattan Mosque
Via Markos and Glenn Greenwald, The Not So Tolerant Museum of Tolerance:
The new Museum of Tolerance New York opened in the heart of Manhattan this week, citing an ambitious mission to help enlighten city residents and tourists on issues of discrimination, prejudice and social inequality. But the museum's financial backer, the Wiesenthal Center of Los Angeles, says it cannot tolerate the planned location near Ground Zero for a mosque and Islamic community center.
I'm sorry, but that's kind of funny. It's wrong of course, but also funny. Not so funny:
In Jerusalem, Israel—where the Wiesenthal Center plans to open its next Museum of Tolerance—construction of the proposed tolerance museum has “resulted in digging up the remains of people who had been buried in a Muslim cemetery for generations,” M[arnia] Lazreg[, a professor at City University of New York Hunter College] said. “I am not sure that I would have chosen a site close to Ground Zero for building a mosque and cultural center, although there is no law against doing so,” she said. “But we have to be fair …. The mosque-center promoters have not engaged in acts of physical desecration of the victims of 9/11 attacks.”
That's DIFFERENT the "tolerant" folks would say no doubt. The differences of course, are all too obvious. Nice kickoff for the "Tolerance" Museum.
Speaking for me only
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