In an outrageous display of audacity today, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind New York’s Ground Zero Mosque, said that Americans who criticize the Muslim community are in danger of creating more homegrown terrorists.
Speaking at the “Today I Am Muslim” event organized by a group of homegrown Hollywood morons in Times Square, the imam accused New York Rep Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, of “further alienating” Muslims by launching an investigation into domestic Muslim radicalization.
“My concern is the perception among the youth here that Muslims are under attack … by their own government,” said Rauf. “This helps radicalize people, and we need to reverse that cycle of radicalization.”
Silly us. All this time we thought Muslims were attacking us.
Rauf, who, in August 2010, boasted that he wrote Barack Obama’s Cairo speech in which the President declared that the United States was one of the “largest Muslim countries in the world,” allegedly has had close connections with terrorist sympathizers.
“Our common enemy are extremists, whether they’re Muslim extremists or Evangelical extremists,” said Rauf. The hearings “should be about terrorism … and how have people become radicalized.”
The real problem here is rounding up all of the radicalized Southern Baptists who’ve been plotting to overthrow the government and establish a worldwide caliphate. Quick, somebody take Pat Robertson into custody!
Present at the event were such learned Islamic scholars as Hip Hop music mogul Russell Simmons, who said, “It’s my prayer that this effort will start a process to eliminate the horrible sickness that is Islamaphobia that is so prevalent in this country today.”
Geraldo Rivera gushed over Simmons and Rauf for 10 minutes, all but standing in the middle of 42nd Street yelling, “Allahu Akbar.” Oh, and Kim Kardashian tweeted, “Today I am Muslim too.” Of course Kim is just about anything for anybody if the package is big enough.
Now a word about the whole Islamaphobia thing: Americans have little to fear from Muslims as long as they stay off the flight decks of jumbo jetliners or don’t express dissatisfaction with the U.S. military by firing automatic pistols at their fellow soldiers.
Representatives at the Southern Baptist Convention were unavailable for comment, but we are relatively certain that they discouraged the beating, stoning and beheading of members who are leaving in droves to convert to Islam.