Charlie Brooker on the "Ground Zero Mosque"

Writing in the Guardian, Charlie Brooker contemplates the mystery of the American myth of a "Ground Zero Mosque":

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.


'Ground Zero mosque'? The reality is less provocative

(via Wonderland)