The contrast is noteworthy: recently, after local protests over its proximity to the battleground of the Civil War Battle of the Wilderness, Wal-Mart abandoned plans to build a new store in the Orange, Virginia area. Pamela Geller has the details here, and comments:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has abandoned plans to build a store near a hallowed Civil War site. Sharif El-Gamal, are you listening? That is what it means to be “American,” to be decent and compassionate. Take a page, learn what it means to be human. Withdraw the Ground Zero mega-mosque.
We are holding a protest against the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist mosque on February 3rd at the NYC Council hearings downtown to ban Wal-Mart from NYC. Please join us at 49-51 CHAMBERS STREET at 12:45PM and fight this grotesque insult.
The irony is thick indeed. The hated mega-retailer is taking local feelings into account and taking pains not to give offense. The Ground Zero mega-mosque organizers are trampling upon the feelings of 9/11 families and all patriotic Americans, and doing so under the guise of a spurious call to harmony and reconciliation. And as they do this they have the full backing of the New York City political establishment, which is simultaneously working to block that same hated mega-retailer from the city.
Hypocrisy? In spades. That’s why we’re holding a protest against the Ground Zero mosque at the New York City Council hearing against Wal-Mart on February 3 at 49-51 Chambers Street at 12:45PM. Here are sign ideas.
This is not about Wal-Mart. It is about consistency from City officials, and about justice for the 70% of Americans who oppose the Ground Zero mosque.
Please join us and send this to your email lists, groups, list servs, etc. AFDI/SIOA is calling on all freedom lovers, free market lovers, infidels, proud Americans, and people of conscience to stand for American values and against Islamic supremacism.
Pamela Geller has more info here.