Saudi Inclusion at Ground Zero Embitters 9-11 Neighborhood

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The Shahada-themed flag of Saudi Arabia, contributor of 15 terrorists and significant funding to the attack on 9-11, stands in the motive of a piece of candy among 20 representing nations of the G20 at Ground Zero near the 9-11 memorial. (Observer photo)

Observer – A sculpture celebrating Saudi Arabia’s place in the G20 Summit was erected on the World Trade Center grounds last week, a stone’s throw away from the 9/11 memorial.

Shaped to resemble a piece of candy, the nine-foot-tall statue bears the Kingdom’s emerald flag emblazoned with the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.”

It was created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011 as part of the larger installation “Candy Nations” which depicts G20 countries as sugary delights, and has since been featured in over 25 countries. All 20 sculptures are currently on display outside the Oculus shopping center.

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