Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus.

“We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.”

Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the G20 Summit as candy statues, and has been featured at over 25 sites across the world. After Observer reported on its arrival at the World Trade Center, many Americans were shocked to discover a statue celebrating Saudi Arabia had been erected on the Ground Zero plaza—given the Kingdom’s alleged involvement in harboring terrorism, and that 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian.

 

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11 Responses to Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

  1. kinthenorthwest says:

    Looks like someone got some common sense…
    When they want to build a Mosque that was bad too..

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    I’m so glad.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Lucille says:

    Terrific! Since the Port Authority isn’t under the mayor’s jurisdiction, they could make an independent decision regarding the removal of this vile reminder of Saudi Arabia’s citizens participating in the terrorist attack.

    Liked by 5 people

    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh, and all of those Saudi government and Royal Family connections the hijackers had…oh, wait…Congressional report says they were all innocent…sorry…never mind.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. czarowniczy says:

    I still think they should relocate it to the Fresh Kills Landfill…appropriate in more than one way.

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  5. TigerBear says:

    Question is :Who let it happen in the first place, and why??

    It should NEVER have been allowed. Wherever there are mosques and Islam represents….it is a sign you’ve been conquered. Read the darn quran, kuran however you want to spell it makes no difference. KNOW YOUR ENEMY, read their plans!!

    The inscription alone should have been a huge flag!!

    GOD Bless America 🇺🇸

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  6. TigerBear says:

    Thank you, Stella. 🙂

    I assumed my comment was too harsh and was rejected. Thank you for clearing it.

    Have an awesome day! 😎

    Like

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