Sunday, August 21, 2005

Usual Suspects

Take Back The Memorial wants the rebuilt Ground Zero site to have:

...a fitting and proper memorial to be built for those who perished on September 11th, and to tell the story of that fateful day - and that day alone.

The usual suspects are trying to tunnel this, and seeking advice about an alternative display from Bangladesh, which shares with Haiti the distinction of being Most Corrupt Nation In The World.

Here's the story. (My emphasis).

A global network of human rights museums is urging the International Freedom Center to downplay America in its exhibits and programs at Ground Zero, the Daily News has learned.

The outrageous request is the latest controversy to torment the Freedom Center, whose leaders have tried to dispel the perception that it would be a home for America bashers.

"Don't feature America first," the IFC has been advised by the consortium of 14 "museums of conscience" that quietly has been consulting with the Freedom Center for the past two years over plans for the hallowed site. "Think internationally, where America is one of the many nations of the world."...

"No one in the civilized world would ever defend what happened on 9/11," said Sarwar Ali, the coalition's chairman and a trustee of the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh.

"BUT what happened after 9/11 - with restrictions placed on human rights and the cycle of revenge and the allegations of human rights abuses in prisons - must also be explored," Ali said in a call from London.

Great, he's in London, that makes him a candidate for a deportation order - to sunny Bangladesh!