Thursday, February 09, 2006

Grave Insult


Israel is literally planning to build a "museum of tolerance" on Muslim graves in Jerusalem.
Skeletons are being removed from the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem to make way for a $150m "museum of tolerance" being built for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre.
They do know what tolerance means, don't they? Hint: it is not a synonym for chutzpah. And the story gets even stranger. The Terminator, er I mean Tolerator is involved.

The project, which a spokesman said had been conceived in partnership with the Jerusalem municipality and the Israeli government, was launched at a ceremony in 2004 by a cast of dignitaries ranging from Ehud Olmert, who is currently the acting Prime Minister, to the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Now what exactly is he tolerating here? And as for the museum's excuse.
...it was common in Jerusalem to build on cemeteries... "Israel is more crowded with ancient artifacts than any other country in the world. If we didn't build on former cemeteries, we would never build."
Odd that they couldn't find a Jewish cemetery to disinter.

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