Not only is it “insensitive” for there to be an Islamic community center near the WTC site (never-mind that there was a prayer room in the WTC), it’s also apparently insensitive to show Muslims doing anything on or around 9/11:
The Portland Press Herald has apologized to its readers for publishing images of Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, which this year coincided with the 9/11 anniversary.
Noting that thousands of local Muslims marked a holy day peacefully near the anniversary of a day when a few Muslims committed a mass murder (whose victims included other Muslims) was apparently beyond the pale. The paper’s editor and publisher wrote: “We erred by at least not offering balance to the story and its prominent position on the front page.”
Balance, of course, would be including something along the lines of “yeah, I know these Muslims look peaceful, but don’t forget that Muslims attacked us on 9/11/01”.
Can we finally call this anti-Muslim hysteria the hatefest that it is?