The Anti-Defamation League is making some interesting moves these days. According to CNN’s Belief Blog the same ADL who opposed the so-called “ground zero mosque” has continued to support the construction of mosques in other parts of the United States.
“Not in my backyard,” anyone?
According to the ADL, the organization keeps an eye on and supports all mosques being built in accordance with the local laws that pertain to each. Apparently, however, this support does not apply to mosques built in accordance with local laws in New York City. As the ADL states,
“Proponents of the Islamic center [ed: in NYC] may have every right to build at this site, and may even have chosen the site to send a positive message about Islam. But ultimately this is not a question of rights, but a question of what is right.
“In our judgment, building an Islamic Center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain—unnecessarily— and that is not right.”
Apparently, the hypothetically potential bad feelings of “some victims” is good enough reason for the ADL to suggest that legal rights be denied to a specific group of New York Muslims.
You can cut the irony with a cleaver in this case.