Pamela Geller explains what’s wrong with this:
First off, it is not next door. Not nearly. The proposed Anne Frank Museum will be located on 100 Church Street. That is not next door to or near 45 Park Place. Funny how the Islamic supremacists say the Ground Zero mosque is not near Ground Zero, but the Anne Frank museum is next door.
So it is vile for the media (or whoever is behind this bogus meme) to attempt to use the holocaust to advance the Ground Zero mosque, especially since the leader of the Muslim world, Mufti al-Husseini, was an ally of Hitler’s and was responsible for the deaths of over 400,000 Jewish women and children during the holocaust. (Scroll and read.) The Muslim world has never apologized for or owned up to their role in World War II. Unlike Germany and Japan, they escaped penalty.
They’re strange neighbors.
A museum commemorating the world’s most famous Holocaust victim is planning to move across the street from the proposed Ground Zero mosque, The Post has learned.
The nonprofit Anne Frank Center USA, a partner of the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, offers educational programs about the Holocaust and the history of World War II. The group is poised to sign a lease in the 20-floor, glass-and-steel tower at 100 Church St., sources involved in the negotiations confirmed.
The windows of the 1 million- square-foot office tower overlook Park 51, the planned 16-story, 125,000-square-foot Muslim community center and mosque at 45 Park Place, two blocks from Ground Zero.
The museum, which currently rents loft space at 38 Crosby St. in SoHo, took out ads last year seeking a larger home in order to re-create the “secret annex” where the doomed Jewish teen wrote her famous diary while hiding from the Nazis with her family in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944.
The move would be more evidence that lower Manhattan is becoming a Mecca for religious and cultural groups of all stripes….
How ironic to call a place featuring “religious and cultural groups of all stripes” a “Mecca,” since Mecca itself only allows one such group within its confines.