19 August 2010

Two blocks from Ground Zero, a thousand miles from the Mother of Exiles

Numerous pressure groups have problems with a "mosque" being built near "Ground Zero".

I take it that despite Israel's documented crimes against humanity, they would have no trouble with a Synagogue being built in the same location. Nor would there be such an outcry over an issue that has been totally misrepresented by those with agendas driven by an engine of misinformation.

Personally a bigger issue - and one I have problems with - is the demolition of homes in territories illegally occupied by Israel. The Bedouins who have seen their homes destroyed before their eyes, have no influential backers to push their case on their behalf - we all know who has that privilege.

The community centre may be two blocks away from Ground Zero, but it appears it is a hell of a lot further from the Statue of Liberty - the symbol of the Land of The Free.

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Perhaps Emma Lazarus, should have added -

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