Ground Zero is Arabic

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I just listened to Sam Seder's walk / rant on the 'Ground Zero Mosque' controversy. http://www.youtube.com/user/SamSeder

A bit aside; in Sam's walk, I spotted an 'Amish Market'.. only 1.5 blocks from Ground Zero.. I looked, but after 911, I couldn't find one Amish website denouncing the attack!!

Anyways, I think the right is missing an even more aggregious slap in the face; The term 'Ground Zero' tat has become so sacred.. guaranteed to cow any dissidents into submission just by it's utterance..

How could that holy ground be given an Arabic name?

Etymology

The word "zero" came via French zéro from Venetian zero, which (together with cipher) came via Italian zefiro from Arabic صفر, ṣafira = "it was empty", ṣifr = "zero", "nothing"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_(number)

Outraged!!.. Outraged I say!!

Cheers,

Rick in Canadia

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Surprise; there is money behind it too..

David Frum: Is the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ a publicity stunt? | Full Comment | National Post

Divide and concur..

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