July 28, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
12 Responses to “Ground Zero Mosque”
Don’t include me in that “us.” All Muslims aren’t radical nutjobs anymore than all Christians are holier-than-thou hypocrites, or whatever the prevailing annoyong stereotype is….
You’re right- by “us” I meant me. But my understanding is that it is traditional for Muslims to erect Mosques at the site of battles to commemerate victory over their enemy and honor their martyred brethren. That’s what precipitated this idea.
If real-estate developer Sharif El-Gamal succeeds in his years-long quest to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero, traditional Islamic architecture probably won’t be the focus of its design.
“It’s definitely going to be an expression of New York and of America,” Mr. El-Gamal said in an interview Friday, a few days after his project, now dubbed Park51, came under fire at a raucous Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing.
Mr. El-Gamal said he wanted something energy-efficient and transparent, probably with a glass façade.
You it isnt to commmerate the dead Muslim victims from 9/11?
Partial List of Muslim 9/11 Victims:
Note: This list is as yet incomplete and unconfirmed. It has been compiled from the Islamic Circle of North America, the Newsday victims database, and reports from other major news organizations. The victims’ ages, employers, or other personal information is included when available, along with links to further information or photos.
Shabbir Ahmad (45 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and 3 children)
Tariq Amanullah (40 years old; Fiduciary Trust Co.; ICNA website team member; leaves wife and 2 children)
Touri Bolourchi (69 years old; United Airlines #175; a retired nurse from Tehran)
Salauddin Ahmad Chaudhury
Abdul K. Chowdhury (30 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Mohammad S. Chowdhury (39 years old; Windows on the World; leaves wife and child born 2 days after the attack)
Jamal Legesse Desantis
Ramzi Attallah Douani (35 years old; Marsh & McLennan)
Syed Fatha (54 years old; Pitney Bowes)
Mohammad Hamdani (50 years old)
Salman Hamdani (NYPD Cadet)
Aisha Harris (21 years old; General Telecom)
Shakila Hoque (Marsh & McLennan)
Mohammad Shah Jahan (Marsh & McLennan)
Mohammed Jawarta (MAS security)
Arslan Khan Khakwani
Qasim Ali Khan
Sarah Khan (32 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Taimour Khan (29 years old; Karr Futures)
Nurul Hoque Miah (36 years old)
Mubarak Mohammad (23 years old)
Boyie Mohammed (Carr Futures)
Ehtesham U. Raja (28 years old)
Ameenia Rasool (33 years old)
Rahma Salie & unborn child (28 years old; American Airlines #11; wife of Michael Theodoridis; 7 months pregnant)
Khalid Shahid (25 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald; engaged to be married in November)
Mohammed Shajahan (44 years old; Marsh & McLennan)
Naseema Simjee (Franklin Resources Inc.’s Fiduciary Trust)
Robert Elias Talhami (40 years old; Cantor Fitzgerald)
Michael Theodoridis (32 years old; American Airlines #11; husband of Rahma Salie)
Just a thought?
Then I’m sorry you understand incorrectly.
And perhaps someone who makes a living expressing his opinion should be a little would be better served by making sure his opinion is, at the very least, educated.
The fact that Muslims died in the 9-11 attacks ( that is, other than the hijackers ) has no bearing on the point of this cartoon- they were just innocent victims like the others who died that day.
I think the point of the WSJ story and link sent here is to point out that my depiction in the first panel is innaccurate- which I admit. I looked for images and couldn’t find one, so I drew a standard looking ( I think ) mosque - that doesn’t detract from the cartoon’s meaning. Just a bit of artistic license.
And no, it does in fact detract from the cartoon’s meaning, by making you look - appropriately - like you’re making an uninformed, knee-jerk response to something you only superficially understand.
Ah so dead muslims has no bearing on a 9/11 mosque to commerate the attacks? I see. So by this logic a church cannot be set up to commerate dead Christians?
Perhaps you could elaborate on what exactly the cartoons point is becouse at the moment it seems you’re implying that Muslims mourning the deaths on 9/11 is an insult to everyone else?
I don’t disagree with this writing..
Best cartoonist in the United States.
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