Wednesday, August 04, 2010
So Abraham Foxman, the director of the Anti-Defamation League, was on CNN this morning defending his group's decision to stand against plans to put a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero.
Foxman's argument? That while they may be within their rights to build in that specific area, the Muslim-Americans behind the project should reconsider in the name of sensitivity and healing, and as a gesture of reconciliation. In other words, just because they can do it doesn't necessarily mean they should.
He's absolutely right. I mean, that would be like, oh I don't know, insisting on building settlements in bitterly disputed territories like Gaza and the West Bank, no matter how much it pisses everyone off.