< HOME  Thursday, February 09, 2006

Totalitarian Tolerance

Just when you thought you'd seen the height of hypocrisy...
A dispute over the fate of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem threatened Wednesday to ignite tensions in Holy City as workers removed skeletons from the site despite Muslim pleas for the work to end.

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"There should be a complete cessation of work on the cemetery because it is sacred for the Muslims," Sabri told The Associated Press. The Waqf, the Muslim council in Jerusalem that Sabri oversees, was not consulted on the dig, he said. The cemetery was in use for 15 decades and friends of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad are buried there, Sabri said.

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Israeli developers and archaeologists are removing the tombs to make room for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center to build a multi-million-dollar Museum of Tolerance, dedicated in part to promoting understanding among different religions.
The Israelis out-do themselves.
On Sunday, a Muslim court in Jerusalem ordered work at the site halted.

The developing company conducting the work, Moriah, said the court did not have jurisdiction over the dig.

Israel's Supreme Court is slated to rule later this month on a petition by Israeli Muslim groups to halt the tomb removals. It has refused to issue a temporary restraining order halting the dig.
This, of course, is tantamount to sanctioning the sacrilege, since once the bones are removed the damage is done. So much for "Tolerance."


At Thursday, February 09, 2006, Anonymous Apollonian said...

What is the purpose for this idiot story-blog? Just another outrage against the Musselmen by the kikes--so what else is new? Especially now, poor Musselmen seem to be in less position of any strength or power.

At Thursday, February 09, 2006, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Pretty poor choice for a museum of tolerance. That said, tombs and ancient burial sites get bulldozed every day. The Saudis bull dozed Mohammed's home. In America, a Wal-Mart was recently built in Hawaii atop an ancient Hawaiian burial ground.

The problem is not uniquely Israeli. The problem is that cultures don't listen to or respect one another, and the world at large favors profit over people. It's sort of assumed that everyone will think alike, when they don't.

What we need is some sort of cultural understanding summit, where leaders and free thinkers from across the world engage in dialogue about what it means to be Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, etc. There's zero understanding of other faiths, so of course there's zero tolerance.

And the key is not to ban hate speech, but to broaden communications.

I know I am a dreamer here. I might as well just sing koom-ba-ya.


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