Once again New York City shows it has no understanding of what is proper or respectful–remember the 9/11 mosque?–as it crassly opens a gift shop on the hallowed site of the fallen Twin Towers.
Instead of treating the entire site as a place deserving of respect and honor, NYC turned part of it into a cash cow where visitors pay a “$24 admission for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $15 for kids 7 to 17″ and then they “can shop till they drop” for must-haves like cellphone cases, tote bags, and stuffed animals.
One parent of 9/11 a victim said, “…it’s the crassest, most insensitive thing to have a commercial enterprise at the place where my son died.” Her son’s unidentified remains are interned in a “remains repository” on the site. How heartless and disrespectful is selling hoodies, earrings, and coffee mugs where her son (and nearly three thousand others) were murdered and some still remain?
Where does all the money go you ask? To the families of victims? To the 9/11 first responders who were made ill after helping so many? Nooooo. The money goes toward running the museum and gift shop AFTER first going into the pockets of the bureaucrats running it. Nice, huh?
Really, with such care taken to protect the victims’ families, how long can it be until the gift shop starts selling a special 9/11 edition of the Koran? I give them until September.
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Photo credit: Micky**