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Forget Park 51 -- Here's the REAL Mosque "at" Ground Zero [Sep. 15th, 2010|02:17 pm]
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If you teatards want to get pissed about a "mosque at Gound Zero," here's the real deal: a mosque that was on the 17th floor of tower 2, before both towers were destroyed. It survived the first WTC attack in 1993 (and heard no controversy about its presence afterword), but not the second in 2001.

The Republicans (and yes, the Tea Partiers ARE Republicans) have made September 11 into National No Other Way To Vindicate The Republican Party Day. It's long past time to reclaim it as the day of sober united rememberance it once was.

PS: Here's a quote from a REAL relative of a REAL victim of the 9/11 attack, talking about the park 51 controversy in her own words:

What did I think about the decision to construct a "mosque" this close to ground zero? I thought it was a no-brainer. Of course it should be built there. I sometimes wonder if those people fighting so passionately against Park51 can fathom the diversity of those who died at ground zero. Do we think no Muslims died in the towers? My husband, Eddie Torres, killed on his second day of work at Cantor Fitzgerald while I was pregnant with our first child, was a dark-skinned Latino, often mistaken for Pakistani, who came here illegally from Colombia. How did "9/11 victim" become sloppy shorthand for "white Christian"?...

But here is what's been lost in this Park51 controversy: We are not experts, we are victims. We deserve to speak up, we need to speak up to acknowledge the pain and suffering, but we were never meant to be leaders in a national debate. Because the only thing we really know intimately is grief. The only thing we really know is what it feels like to lose a loved one in 9/11.

[User Picture]From: phoenix_glow
2010-09-16 01:01 pm (UTC)
How did "9/11 victim" become sloppy shorthand for "white Christian"?...

I like that quote. The Tea Party folks are scary. They are piggy-backing their virus of hate onto the Republican party, on to Christianity, on to 9/11 talks -- it is insidious.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-12-31 06:22 am (UTC)
I think it would be FABULOUS!
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-01-16 10:39 pm (UTC)

provides access

This is amazing, I don’t know what else to say. Perfect execution of a cool idea!
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