A new serpent has appeared in the nest of vipers that is making its home in the crater of the toppled Twin Towers, among the remains of the 9/11 dead. This particular model citizen goes by the name of Imam (of course) Muhammad Musri.
The cast of hucksters and political minded holymen around the 9/11 Victory Mosque already included among others:
- Michael Bloomberg — Huckster-in-Chief of New York City, whose company is very profitably expanding its operations in the Persian Gulf. An enthusiastic promoter of the construction of the mosque (I wonder why) far more enthusiastic than he is for the reconstruction of the fallen towers themselves.
- Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf — Yet another man-of-god mountebank, primarily notable for his sympathy for al Qaeda. “We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non Muslims.” He has been singled out as an overseas representative for the US by our would-be global overlords in Washington DC, no doubt for his deep insight into the American soul and his passionate concern for the American people, who broadly deplore pretty much everything he is doing.
- Reverend Terry Jones of Gainesville — A political, theological and publicity genius who decided to burn a stack of Korans on September 11th. Associated indirectly with the affair of the Victory Mosque, by the widespread sactimonious blah about first amendment freedom of religion, freedom of speech, etc. …
Apparently, Imam Muhammad Musri was inspired to interject himself in order to prevent Reverend Jones’ impending act of heresy.
No doubt you are holding your breath waiting to hear my opinion of burning the Koran. I think Ann Coulter almost nailed it, but not quite.
The reason not to burn Qurans is that it’s unkind — not to jihadists, but to Muslims who mean us no harm. The same goes for building a mosque at ground zero — in both cases, it’s not a question of anyone’s “rights,” it’s just a nasty thing to do.
I may be the only person on the right who doesn’t deplore Reverend Jones’ gesture. But then, I’ve known bra burnings and flag burnings, and have watched America, the founders, the flag, the Bible, God, Christ, Moses and Mary variously mocked and damned all my life. I’m just not that moved by burning a Koran. To normal decent American Muslims I say “welcome to my life.” And to the people that are going to riot in the streets about it, I say … hmmmm, actually I can’t say that on a family website.
Objectively, the Koran is simply an object that Jones bought in a store. It’s his property. So far as I’m concerned he can burn it, wear it as a hat, or pour milk and sugar on it and eat it for breakfast. I couldn’t possibly care less. Regarding the mosque however, I think that Coulter, champagne and roses be upon her, understates the case and is off the point a bit. It’s worse than a nasty thing to do, it’s also a propaganda goody for America’s enemies.