To most people outside of the US, the controversy over the Muslim cultural centre a few blocks away from Ground Zero doesn’t make much sense.
I can’t imagine another country in the world where this would’ve been an argument, where this issue would’ve been manipulated, or where millions of people could be so manipulatable.
Needless to say, the arguments haven’t had much airing outside the US, aside from the basic positions of both sides. So up steps the legendary Charlie Brooker to tell us what is really going on. This is the Ground Zero Mosque discussion, UK style.
“The planned “ultra-mosque” will be a staggering 5,600ft tall – more than five times higher than the tallest building on Earth – and will be capped with an immense dome of highly-polished solid gold, carefully positioned to bounce sunlight directly toward the pavement, where it will blind pedestrians and fry small dogs. The main structure will be delimited by 600 minarets, each shaped like an upraised middle finger, and housing a powerful amplifier: when synchronised, their combined sonic might will be capable of relaying the muezzin’s call to prayer at such deafening volume, it will be clearly audible in the Afghan mountains, where thousands of terrorists are poised to celebrate by running around with scarves over their faces, firing AK-47s into the sky and yelling whatever the foreign word for “victory” is.”
Read the rest here.