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Victimization, use of the deaths of others to advance agendas, permits "victims' to disregard the deleterious effects of the agendas, and is the principal misplaced excuse for denying construction of Park 51. Its manifestation should not be lightly dismissed. Adoption of a victimized attitude demands a potent and widespread perpetrator. After ten years of victimization, Islam remains the perpetrator and victimization guides Americans to acceptance of destructive policies.

A CNN poll indicates that 68% of the American people are against the Islamic Center, which is about the same percentage of Americans who favored the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions. Can these be the same citizens who agreed to the military incursions that have brought more casualties to their fellow Americans than the 9/11 attacks? Where are the fervent protest against sending their husbands and children to unnecessary deaths or incapacitations? Haven't they also ignored the casualties to innocent Afghans, the increased violence in Pakistan and the almost total destruction of Iraq; hundreds of thousands of casualties, two million displaced and a threatening civil war? Are they only concerned with "hallowed ground?'

Myriads of "ground zero' sites exist all over the world, countless numbers from the World Wars and more localized conflagrations. The U.S. has produced many of these remembrance sites; at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the horrors of the U.S. attacks, the victims' nations didn't flag themselves with victimization nor maintain the American people responsible for the enormous tragedies.

Although "ground zero' should and will always be a remembered site, victims die only once; victimization causes death forever. Post 9/11 events corroborate this assumption.

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