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Monday, August 22, 2005
  The Piss on America Museum
New York Daily News - Home - Editorials: Making a mockery of Ground Zero: "The IFC's organizers have also cited plans to host exhibitions by members of the International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience as a reason why the Freedom Center would be a perfect fit for the hallowed ground where 2,749 people were murdered. To which we can only say that IFC leaders Tom Bernstein and Richard Tofel must be nuts. The advice the coalition gave them is neither inspirational nor practical. It is pure anti-American hogwash.

The coalition's wisdom, as spelled out in its 2004 annual report, begins by expressing concern about how religious Muslims would view the Freedom Center and climaxes by offering Bernstein, Tofel & Co. an offensive prescription: 'Don't put America first.' The coalition also worries that 'the average Bangladeshi' feels 'his/her human rights have been violated by the U.S.' Come again? Exhibits on what amounts to a mass grave of slaughtered Americans will be decided by what the average Bangladeshi feels? Not bloody likely.

Consider this, too: 'The Freedom Center is a caricature of the typical American response to everything (telling every story from an American viewpoint).' Exactly what viewpoint is an American museum on American soil marking an American tragedy supposed to express? Oh, right. Bangladeshi."
 
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