Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here's an idea: a mosque to memorialize 9/11!

Bill Clinton, who when he was in a pinch much like Mr. Obama's today proved himself a genius at winning over the public, has an idea to salvage the mosque next door to Ground Zero. (Or "ground zero," as the New York Times prefers to call it, just as it prefers to refer to the mosque, formerly known as Cordoba House, as "Park51.") As Mr. Clinton points out:

Much or even most of the controversy…could have been avoided, and perhaps still can be, if the people who want to build the center were to simply say, 'We are dedicating this center to all the Muslims who were killed on 9/11.'
Is that a great idea, or what? Let's see: Park51 is decided to the memory of Mohammed Atta,  Waleed al-Shehri, Wail al-Shehri, Abdulaziz al-Omari, Satam al-Suqami....

Oh, wait! Mr. Clinton actually wants to memorialize only the Muslims who were killed because they were visiting or working in the Twin Towers on the day! Yes, that does sound better. It's also true of course that a whole bunch of German citizens died at Auschwitz. So here's an idea: why don't Mr. Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg, the New York Times, and all the Good People turn their attention to building a Lutheran church and German cultural center next door to Auschwitz, dedicated to the memory of the Germans who died in the Holocaust? Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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