I have spoken before about Pastor Terry Jones and his plans to celebrate a Burn a Koran Day on the anniversary of 9-11.
Protest at what he is planning to do has reached levels which even this self promoting charlatan could never have foreseen.
The notion that the US is actually at war with Islam must be music to bin Laden's ears. This is what he has been saying since the war on terror began. And now, he has Pastor Jones and the mobs objecting to the Park 51 mosque all sending that message to the Muslim world, all repeating the very thing which he hopes will aid him in his recruiting drive for al Qaeda.
The top US commander in Afghanistan warned troops' lives would be in danger if the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida went ahead.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the church's plan was "disrespectful and disgraceful".
Muslim countries and Nato have also hit out at the move.
And the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, called the idea "idiotic and dangerous".
I'm sure that's not what they have in mind with their protests, but when General Petraeus warns that you are risking causing problems, "not just in Kabul, but everywhere in the world", one would hope that Jones and others would listen and, perhaps, desist from such an act of utter lunacy.
Now, obviously Jones is in a different league from the people protesting the Park 51 mosque, but they are both sending the same dangerous message.
"It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems," he said in a statement.
The Vatican, the Obama administration and Nato have also expressed concern over the plan.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Tuesday that "any type of activity like that that puts our troops in harm's way would be a concern".
They are both implying that the war on terror is no longer simply a war against al Qaeda, it is now a war against Islam.
The vilification of one group of people based simply on their faith already has horrendous historical precedents, which only makes what Pastor Jones and his church are planning to do all the more disgusting.
An interfaith group of evangelical, Roman Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim leaders meeting in Washington on Tuesday condemned the proposals as a violation of American values and the Bible.
"I have heard many Muslim Americans say they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in America since directly after 11 September," said Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America.
But he is only the most extreme face of this Muslim bashing trend currently sweeping the United States. Palin and Gingrich, by calling on "Peace-seeking Muslims" to prove that they are "Peace seeking" by giving up their First Amendment rights, are on a very similar path.
Jones is simply sending the very same message in a much more obvious way. Islam is the enemy and the rules which apply to all Americans must be suspended when it comes to Muslims. Or rather, they should voluntarily give up their rights in order to show that they are not extremist.
Howard Dean on why Palin, Gingrich etc., aren't backing Petraeus's call for this obscene act to be cancelled.
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