by John Grooms
We have found the biggest hypocrite of the year. Its Rabbi Meyer May, the executive director of the Wiesenthal Center, which has recently opened a "Museum of Tolerance" in Manhattan. The Wiesenthal Center also owns a tolerance museum in Los Angeles and is currently building one in Jerusalem.
Rabbi May has come out strongly against the building of an Islamic community center two blocks from the scene of the 9/11 attacks, saying the builders should be more sensitive. "Religion is supposed to be beautiful. Why create pain in the name of religion?," May told Crain's New York.
As TalkingPointsMemo points out, creating pain in the name of religion is a subject May is familiar with. Mays group has caused a huge uproar in Jerusalem, and is being severely criticized by both Jews and Muslims, for its planned Museum of Tolerance there. You see, this new monument to religious tolerance and sensitivity is being built on top of a former Muslim graveyard. So much for not creating pain in the name of religion, I guess. From now on, Rabbi May? How about having a big cup of STFU?