Thursday, September 22, 2011

Park 51 Opens

The cowards and bullies, not to mention the bloviating politicians who led them, seem not to have noticed that Park 51 opened last night. Oh, and the mosque everyone cried about? Been open for two years. Here's the story, taken from Huff Post, only because Fox Fakers didn't think the event they depicted in August 2010 as a threat to freedom and decency was newsworthy enough to mention once it finally happened.

NEW YORK — An Islamic cultural center near the site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center held its first exhibit Wednesday evening, the enthusiasm at the opening belying its troubled beginnings.
As a small orchestra played traditional Middle Eastern instruments, people crowded into the center, where a photo exhibit of New York children of different ethnicities lined the walls.
The building at 51 Park Place, two blocks from the World Trade Center site, includes a Muslim prayer space that has been open for two years. El-Gamal said the overall center is modeled after the Jewish Community Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where he lives.
"I wanted my daughter to learn how to swim, so I took her to the JCC," said the Brooklyn-born Muslim. "And when I walked in, I said, `Wow. This is great.'"

See my excellent arguments against Park 51 related stupidity and bigotry from 2010 including the seminal "Are you a Park 51 Bigot" 

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