Americans were outraged after a nine-foot tall statue celebrating Saudi Arabia emblazoned with the Islamic creed, the Shahada, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet,” was erected on Ground Zero last week.
The shape of the sculpture is made to resemble a piece of candy and depicts Saudi Arabia’s green flag, the Islamic ‘sword’ and the Muslim conversion prayer.
This is all just a hop, skip and a jump away from where thousands of Americans were killed by Saudi terrorists who flew airplanes into the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001.
The statue was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nation” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights, and has since been featured in over 25 countries, reported the Observer.
The sculpture was then installed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
In a December press release, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said, “This special art exhibit continues our ongoing efforts to provide a strong bond between the World Trade Center campus and the Lower Manhattan community, and advance our mission of making this campus a dynamic hub for creative, cultural and community activities. We strongly recommend that those who work or live in Lower Manhattan as well as those who visit the site this holiday season take time to view these unique works of art.”
According to Port Authority, the installation will be displayed until February of 2019.
“Seriously, who approved this at the World Trade Center?” a New Yorker asked on Twitter with a photo of the Islamic sculpture,
— Port Authority of NY & NJ (@PANYNJ) January 9, 2019
“Jaw Dropping!” “Take it down!” and “This is a slap in the face to Americans” were other responses from people who were outraged by the installation.
The nearly 3,000 people who were killed by Saudi terrorists on 9/11 were unavailable for comment.
Muslims previously tried to build a huge 13-story mosque on Ground Zero and thanks to the hard work of Pamela Geller and other brave Americans, the Ground Zero mosque was defeated in September of 2015.
Pam Geller wrote in 2015 that throughout history, Muslims have built ‘triumphal mosques’ on sites of conquered lands and jihadi attacks:
The Ground Zero Mosque project was a middle finger to the American people. There has never been a mosque of reconciliation and healing built on the site of a jihadi attack. Ever. It is, on the other hand, an Islamic pattern to build triumphal mosques on the cherished sites of conquered lands. History is riddled with triumphal mosques built on the sites of jihad attacks or appropriated from other religions: the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on the site of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, and innumerable mosques built on the sites of Hindu temples that were demolished by Muslims all attest to that.
This Saudi sculpture erected on Ground Zero may not be as imposing as a 13- story mosque, however it is still despicable that Port Authority approved of the installation.