CAIR-LA and Jewish Voice for Peace ask Americans to demand the Wiesenthal Center halt construction of a ‘Museum of Tolerance’ over a Muslim cemetery.

November 14, 2011


CAIR-Facebook  (Bare Naked Islam) The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Terrorist Front Group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the Los Angeles chapter of George Soros funded Jewish Voice for Peace   today urged Americans to demand that the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center  stop desecration of Muslim graves by halting construction of its controversial “Museum of Tolerance” over the historic Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem.

In the latest string of incidents, 15 graves were found vandalized with graffiti “death to the Arabs” and “price tag” at the gravesite. Earlier, 84 architects from around the world urged SWC to stop building over the Muslim cemetery. In a letter, the archeologists stated that the project involved “surreptitious and unscientific removal of hundreds of human burials,” in violation of international and Israeli laws.

Middle East Online The website of the New York-based Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR) said the 84 signatories, including Israeli and Palestinian academics, had signed a letter demanding that construction of the Museum of Tolerance should be stopped “immediately.”

“The latest and most invasive encroachment on the cemetery to build the ‘Museum of Tolerance’ involved deep excavations that resulted in the disinterment of hundreds of human bones and other important antiquities in an unscientific and disrespectful manner,” said the letter, which was sent on October 20.

“The planning of the Museum of Tolerance of Jerusalem has passed all planning and legal challenges, up to and including the Supreme Court of the State of Israel,” Barkat spokesman Stephan Miller said in a written response to query.
The project has sparked controversy because it is being built on land belonging to the Ma’man Allah cemetery, commonly called Mamilla, which dates from the 12th century and is the resting place of several Sufi saints. Descendants of those interred in the west Jerusalem cemetery say it also houses the remains of soldiers and officials of legendary Muslim ruler Saladin.
“Mamilla Cemetery should be preserved as a demonstration of respect for Jerusalem’s shared heritage.”