Tom Maguire points out that opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque has just been reinforced by the prominent Christofascist Creationist Teabagger Islamophobe, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
“I am against putting the mosque in that particular place. And I’ll tell you why. For two reasons: first of all, those people behind the mosque have to respect, have to appreciate and have to defer to the people of New York, and not try to agitate the wound by saying ‘we need to put the mosque next to the 9/11 site’,” he was quoted as saying by the ‘Arabian Business’.
“I heard and saw a lot of news about me being associated with it and this is all wrong. We did not finance this thing,” he added.
“The wound is still there. Just because the wound is healing you can’t say ‘let’s just go back to where we were pre-9/11’. I am against putting the mosque there out of respect for those people who have been wounded over there,” he was quoted as saying.
It’s really sad when a Saudi prince sounds more empathic than the presumed President of the USA (and his chorus of “Bong Hitters for Barack” in the legacy and new media).