Bradlee Dean, head of "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International", appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss plans for the mosque, now being called Park 51, a few blocks away from Ground Zero. Dean may already be known to you for his comments in support of the death penalty for gays in
Speaking of the mosque being built in lower
Gov. Pawlenty called the construction “inappropriate”, and said a mosque would “degrade and disrespect” the “hallowed” ground of Ground Zero. A verbose rock star is
After all it is about the religion isn’t it? Would it be a problem if it was a church or a synagogue? There is a connection in our minds, isn’t there, between the new mosque - its Sufi Imam - and the terrorists of 9/11, who were, in fact, from the opposite end of the Muslim spectrum. It is like connecting Christians like me, and some of you, with Timothy McVeigh. I am not a Christian bomber and I am glad I don’t have to prove that every day of my life. So to can we see that the Muslims who were born here, the Muslims who have lived in the US for decades, who have good jobs and pay taxes, the Muslims who are coming here as refugees, threatened in their homeland by the violence there - can we see that these Muslims are not part of Al Qaeda any more than I am part of Timothy McVeigh’s gang?. They are living with us peacefully, denouncing the violence being perpetrated by others. The connection in our heads between the terrosits of 9/11 and all Muslims has got to change. Let’s ask our rock stars and politicians to help us do that.