Andrew Sullivan’s recent expression of support for President Obama’s absurd statement defending the backers of the mosque at Ground Zero reveals staggering ignorance at best, and at worst contemptible moral cowardice in the face of a clearly anti-homosexual, anti-Semitic, misogynistic and brutally repressive ideology. From his blog The Daily Dish on Saturday, August 14, 2010:
“An enormously complex and emotional issue — but ultimately the right thing to do. A president is president for every citizen, including every Muslim citizen. Obama is correct that the way to marginalize radicalism is to respect the best traditions of Islam and protect the religious liberty of Muslim Americans. It is radicals who imagine an American war on Islam. But our conflict is with the radicals alone,” – Michael Gerson, former speech-writer for George W. Bush.
Amen to every bit of that. What the right’s demagoguery on the Cordoba mosque really represents is a lack of seriousness in the war on terror. They are playing right into the Jihadists’ hands. (emphasis mine.)
REALLY? No Andrew, I submit that it is you and your ilk who are playing into the jihadists’ hands with your refusal to recognize that which ought to be as obvious to you as your embrace of the gay “bear” subculture is to any gay man with two functioning eyes and a brain. Your acceptance and promulgation of the politically correct farce that this has anything whatsoever to do with religious liberty only serves to facilitate the goals of Islamic goons who wish to impose Sharia law across the globe, a system that regards homosexuals and Jews as subhuman and deserving of subjugation, if not outright extermination. Somehow this fact seems to have escaped your notice.
Consider that Feisal Abdul Rauf - the Imam behind the Ground Zero mosque, now touring the Middle East as an “ambassador” to Islamic nations at U.S. taxpayer expense – was quoted earlier this year in an article in Arabic for the website Rights4All thusly: