The NY Daily News headline screamed:
Tea Party leader Mark Williams says Muslims worship a ‘monkey god’, blasts Ground Zero mosque
Heh. Tea Party Express chairman and radio talk show host Mark Williams didn’t pull any punches when he wrote that Muslims worship a “monkey god” in a blogpost protesting the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan.
The post is password protected at his site MarkTalk.com, (in a clever bit of marketing, you have to own or purchase Mark’s book “Taking Back America One Tea Party at a Time” to access the article) but the piece has set off howls of protest from the hounds of hell who are insulted. Can you imagine? Insulted!!!
Mark included the descriptive in his blog in which he protested the 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center planned at Park Place and Broadway, writing that it is a monument to the 9/11 terrorists.
“The monument would consist of a Mosque for the worship of the terrorists’ monkey-god.”
According to the NY Daily News report, “his statements drew a sharp rebuke from City Hall and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group.”
“It’s appalling,” a spokesman for Mayor Bloomberg said of Williams’ comments, adding that the land is private and is zoned for a number of uses including a religious facility.
“It would be shocking if such ignorant comments failed to elicit a strong response not only from Tea Party leaders, but from other parties throughout the political spectrum,” said Corey Saylor, the Muslim rights group’s national legislative director.
The glass-and-steel building – which would also include a 500-seat performing arts venue, a swimming pool and a basketball court – would be built two blocks from the World Trade Center site, in the old Burlington Coat Factory.
This month, Community Board 1’s financial district committee unanimously approved the project, calling it a “plus” for the community.
Mark’s comments rattled CAIR’s chains, a clanging from hell that happens with regularity at the slightest hint of “offense” aimed at the “religion of peace”.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Muslim rights group, pointed out other offensive statements Williams has made about Muslims on his Web site, including calling Islam “a 7th Century Death Cult coughed up by a psychotic pedophile.”
“A 7th Century Death Cult coughed up by a psychotic pedophile.” I’d say he got that about right.
In an e-mail to the Daily News, Williams was unapologetic – saying his comments were specifically aimed at the terrorists, which he described as “the animals of Allah.” (Insert laugh here).
“If CAIR equates terrorists with Muslims then they apparently have a little [political correctness] problem of their own now don’t they?” Williams said. A clean, clear, crisp and concise observation.
Mark has posted additional comments at his site, wryly apologizing to Hindus around the world:
In the course of the article I described the “god” worshiped by terrorists as “a monkey god”. I was wrong and that was offensive. I owe an apology to millions of Hindus who worship Lord Hanuman, an actual Monkey God.
Moreover, Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of perseverance, strength and devotion. He is known as a destroyer of evil and to inspire and liberate. Those are hardly the traits of whatever the Hell (literally) it is that terrorists worship and worthy of my respect and admiration not ridicule.
So, again, to my Hindu friends I offer my sincerest apologies for my horrible lapse and my insensitivity. It was unintentional, inexplicably ignorant and I am ashamed at my offense toward you.
Mark Williams, Gen. George S. Patton would have been proud of you for calling out the enemy. To paraphrase Old Blood and Guts… listen carefully. He’s whispering from his grave, “Mark, you magnificent bastard! I read your book.”