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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    My god yes. If I had the money or an investor that would go in on it I would TOTALLY start a BBQ place whose servers are skimply clad females preferably of middle eastern descent called "Uncle Mo's Bombin BBQ!" with a big americanized version of Muhammed smiling while holding a pig in an embrace as the logo. Think this, but with Muhammed instead of a big scruffy southern guy:



    Then again, I can be a tactless douche who feels like the best way to react to tactless douches is to give them their own medicine back at them.

    That and I'd bet dollars to donuts it'd make some great scratch.

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Then again, I can be a tactless douche who feels like the best way to react to tactless douches is to give them their own medicine back at them.
    I believe we've located our common ground.

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    August 10, 2010 - Jason Bateman - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Full Episode Video | Comedy Central

    (first two segments)

    Best rundown of this whole situation I've seen.

    edit: And apparently there's already a mosque four blocks from ground zero.
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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    The war raging between Jews and Muslims reminds me of something else....OH YEAH



    Also, the slogan for the movie is so true in this situation as well.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Holy **** a real museum of tolerance?!

    I wonder if it has a "Tunnel of Prejudice"? That ride looked AWESOME! I'd want to go on it again and again.
    I'd never heard anyone else mention this, so I googled it and saw there was a south park episode about it. I actually had to help run a real life "tunnel of prejudice" when I was an RA. There was a kid lying there in a blood covered shirt with a label that said "Matthew Shepard," there was a skinny girl on a bike surrounded by pictures of models and talking about needing to get thinner, there was an interracial couple sitting on a bench that would say "what are you looking at" as you walked by, etc.

    true story.
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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    But, there's more to the story...
    There is indeed more to the story.

    There is a Muslim cemetery in this area. As I understand things though, a portion of this cemetery was turned into a municipal parking lot in the early 1960's. Muslim's did not object to this on the grounds that the graves were deeper than the asphalt layer and thus would not be disturbed. Be that as it may, telephone cables, electrical lines, drainage and sewage lines were laid deep into the ground without any protest. Thousands of cars (Jewish and Muslim) have parked on this lot every day for nearly fifty years. Since the MoT stipulated that its construction project would not go any deeper than the original parking lot infrastructure, the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead permission to begin construction. The logic was fairly simple: no Muslim complaints of desecration occurred in the previous fifty years, and since the MoT is not going any deeper than the fifty year old parking lot infrastructure, nothing significant is actually changing.

    But problems have surfaced. Muslim desecration complaints. The Israeli Archaeological Authority has charged that the digging actually is going deeper than what was proposed. The MoT architect - Frank Gehry - resigned in January of 2010 over design criticisms. A group of Jerusalem architects has filed suit that the MoT design violates Jerusalem building codes for new construction (it does). A group of Jerusalem Rabbi's (allied in this with Muslims) have filed a motion in Jerusalem's religious court that the site be declared religiously unclean (disturbed graves). Such a motion would prohibit observant Jews from visiting the MoT if it is built on this parcel.

    Mot/Jerusalem is not an Israeli initiative. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an American chartered organization based in Los Angeles. I personally think they should find an alternative nearby site such as the old abandoned Jlem Bus Station.

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Mot/Jerusalem is not an Israeli initiative. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an American chartered organization based in Los Angeles. I personally think they should find an alternative nearby site such as the old abandoned Jlem Bus Station.
    Yes, I understand this. And, your idea of finding an alternative location is a good one.

    But as the article states, the MoT has a rather...interesting...perspective on tolerance.

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Yes, I understand this. And, your idea of finding an alternative location is a good one.

    But as the article states, the MoT has a rather...interesting...perspective on tolerance.
    I've never visited the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, but from what I understand it focuses almost exclusively on the Holocaust.

    Strange that Jerusalem was selected for a new MoT because the largest Holocaust museum/archive in the world is already located in Jerusalem... Yad Vashem.


    Photo courtesy of Yad Vashem

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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Strange that Jerusalem was selected for a new MoT because the largest Holocaust museum/archive in the world is already located in Jerusalem... Yad Vashem.
    Yup. It might be an idea to site it somewhere more in need of the message of tolerance... Tehran? Moscow? Rome even?
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    Re: Museum of Tolerance backer: No to WTC mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Yup. It might be an idea to site it somewhere more in need of the message of tolerance... Tehran? Moscow? Rome even?
    Gee wiz, maybe even New York.

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