Sunday, August 8, 2010
Is This Some Sort of Perverse "Urban Renewal?"
The site of 9/11, the destruction of the Twin Towers by Arab terrorists and the subsequent plan and approval and support by Mayor Bloomberg of a fifteen (yes that's 15) story mosque and Moslem cultural center... This is starting to read like a George Orwell novel, even less believable than 1984. Most New Yorkers totally oppose the plan for a mosque near ground zero.
Many Moslims consider the construction of an Islamic center there a victory for their beliefs.
There are many things your typical New Yorker wants to see in place of the destruction of the World Trade Center, but symbols of Islam aren't among them. Mayor Bloomberg's unabashed support for the project is definitely related to the "self-hating Jew" syndrome and cancels out his donations to the Magen David Adom center in the entrance of Jerusalem in the minds and hearts of many.