In December, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released a statement explaining an installment at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
In its continuing efforts to transform the World Trade Center site into a dynamic space in Lower Manhattan, the Port Authority announced that beginning today it will showcase famous candy sculptures around the World Trade Center campus crafted by renowned French artist Laurence Jenkell, Each of the sculptures features flags from countries in the G20 summit, and the art work was commissioned by companies and organizations including the Chanel Foundation, the International Olympic Committee and Coca-Cola.
Not to some. One of those 20 countries is Saudi Arabia.
As a reminder: In 2003, the relatives of 850 victims of America’s greatest single instance of terror — along with 1500 who were hurt during the horror — sued Saudi Arabia, claiming the nation was responsible for supporting al-Qaeda. It provided four specific ways, and a U.S. District judge rejected the scorned Middle Eastern desert monarchy’s attempt last year to have the suit dismissed, ruling the plaintiffs had a “narrowly articulate basis” for their claims.
That’s Saudi Arabia.
On September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers killed nearly 3,000 Americans. 15 of the murderers were Saudi nationals.
The erected statue honoring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sports the country’s flag, along with this inscription:
“There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.”
— Michael F. Longo (@MikeLongoNYC) January 8, 2019
According to The Observer, the statue is merely “a stone’s throw away from the 9/11 memorial.”
Not everyone is thrilled:
This is incredibly insensitive to the families of all who were murdered by Saudis screaming Allah Akbar as they flew planes into the buildings. Take it down now.
— John C. Wieck (@c_wieck) January 10, 2019
Thia should be removed immediately
— Susan (@Susan64841241) January 10, 2019
— Spanky The Dog (@SpankyTheDog1) January 10, 2019
This is abhorrent! Have you no shame? You guys are pure evil for allowing this sculpture to be installed.
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) January 10, 2019
Take that monstrosity down immediately! What an insult to the 9/11 victims, their families and our country!
— ScooterX (@ScooterX9) January 10, 2019
They've not forgotten, they've been infiltrated.
— Just Some Jerk (@Reveranddave) January 10, 2019
BEYOND DISGUSTING. #TAKEITDOWN
— Purrocious (@Purrocious) January 10, 2019
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