Friday, August 06, 2010

Hipocrasy, Thy Name Is ADL

The overreaction by the right wingers concerning the planned Muslim community center in Manhattan has been comical, at best. But, as many bloggers have pointed out in recent days, the Jewish organization ADL's coming out in support of the right wingers in wanting to prevent the Muslim community center from being built has proven how hypocritical said organization is.

The group behind the recently opened "Museum of Tolerance" museum in Manhattan has come out against a planned Islamic community center, which includes a mosque, near Ground Zero.

"Religious freedom does not mean being insensitive...or an idiot," Rabbi Meyer May, the Wiesenthal Center's executive director, told Crain's New York.

"Religion is supposed to be beautiful," he said. "Why create pain in the name of religion?"

It's a topic he knows something about. The Wiesenthal Center caused an uproar in for building one of its Museums of Tolerance on top of an old Muslim burial ground in Jerusalem.

The building of that museum has "resulted in digging up the remains of people who had been buried in a Muslim cemetery for generations," according to City University professor Marnia Lazreg. Indeed, in 2006, workers dug up bones, and an Arab group sued to stop the project from going forward.

The Wiesenthal Center has pushed forward, however, and in 2008 the Israeli Supreme Court declared that the center was allowed to build its museum on the land.

So, basically, IOKIYAJ, but INOKIYAM.

Talk about being disrespectful.

Talk about bullshit.

UPDATE: What about the mosque inside the Pentagon, where regular prayer meetings and such continue well after 9/11! H/T to DailKos.


Arno said...

"Religion is supposed to be beautiful," he said. "Why create pain in the name of religion?", he said, without a hint of irony in his head.

Carrie said...

These people are so brain dead that irony is not noticed, because the bullshit is so thick nothing can be noticed.

Muslim is the new black to the world of white people.

And, on a side note, I am sick and tired of the nation of Israel's thumbing its nose at the rest of the world. Give back the land you took, put a peace pact in place, and stop building on land that isn't yours, damn it! Putting a fucking museum ... a MUSEUM, over a grave that's been in existence for 1200 years??????? What is wrong with you fucking people?

Bob said...

Indeed. Browsing the AM dial today between innings, I came across three clowns mocking the salutation "salaam alaikum" (which means "peace to you") as "Salami a something." I wanted to call & ask, "Haven't you assholes noticed how close that phrase is to "Shalom aleichem"?

Carrie said...

As-Salāmu `Alaykum

Great point