Russell Simmons Makes A Statement On Ground Zero Mosque Using His Apartment Windows
August 25, 2010 at 8:59 AM (PT)
RUSSELL SIMMONS is making his opinion about the proposed Mosque to be built near "Ground Zero" in MANHATTAN. SIMMONS, who lives across from the site, is using his apartment windows to send an message of peaceful coexistence to Mosque opponents. THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports, "SIMMONS teamed up with artist GLEN FRIEDMAN for the installation, which uses the symbols to creatively spell out 'coexist.' Three other windows are emblazoned with slogans:'MARK 12:31,' a reference to the 'love thy neighbor' Bible verse; 'USA = FREE,' and 'IT'S THE LAW'."
"I hope some yogi sees om. I hope that some Christian sees the cross. I hope that some Jewish person sees Star of David. I want people to see their images," SIMMONS said. "That's the idea to coexist and to learn to love each other."
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