Pentagon battles college trying to sell art by ‘terrorists’

John Jay College is hosting an exhibit and sale entitled, Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay, that consists of artwork by inmates suspected of terrorism held at Guantanamo Bay, reports Isabel Vincent in the NY Post. Most of the artworks are seascapes, model boats and paintings of flowers.

Now the Department of Defense wants the paintings and sculptures destroyed.

Complicating the issue is the fact that many people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks attended John Jay College.

The exhibit catalogue also fails to mention some terrorist ties — such as neglecting to mention one inmate’s being suspected of working for the blind shiekh behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and a 9/11 plotter.

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