Mark Williams, the chairman of the Tea Party Express, took to his blog on Friday to rant about the mosque that’s planned for a site two blocks from ground zero. Of course, nobody really reads his blog or noticed until last night, but now that they have …. yikes. For a movement that has gone out of its way recently to try to counteract its reputation (among some people) for being full of racist, xenophobic, and anti-Muslim sentiment, this is not going to help things.
The animals of allah (terrorists) for whom any day is a great day for a massacre are drooling over the positive response that they are getting from New York City officials over a proposal to build a 13 story monument to the 9/11 Muslim hijackers.
The funny (read: sad) thing here is that Williams thinks he’s gone out of his way to only disparage terrorists. You can see it in the way he specifically identifies “animals of Allah” as terrorists, as well as his entire parenthetical about the phrase “terrorists’ monkey-god.” But consider that the God that Muslim terrorists worship, albeit in a perverted way, is still Allah. Or that he considers a mosque and community center a “monument to the 9/11 Muslim hijackers.” (The leader of the organization behind the mosque says the goal is to “build a new discourse on how Muslims and non-Muslims can cooperate together to push back against the voices of extremism.”) If Williams really is trying not to offend Muslims as a whole, well, he failed miserably.