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The logic, if there is any, of the conservative critics of the Park51 Project is that a mosque anywhere near Ground Zero would be terribly offensive to the 9/11 victims' families. Well, you know who is a lot more offensive to the families of 9/11 victims -- Glenn Beck.

Beck has said in the past that he "hates" the 9/11 families. He said on his program in 2005 that he is "so sick of them." That they should just "shut up" because they are "always complaining."

That seems so harsh that it literally seems unbelievable. Well, listen for yourself:

So, if we're banning things from near Ground Zero, then banning Glenn Beck makes more sense than anything else. The Park51 Project is actually trying to heal wounds, spread a moderate form of Islam and reach out to everyone in the community. And they certainly have never said anything nearly as offensive about the 9/11 victims or their families as Beck has.

Plus, Beck works for the man who apparently funded the Park51 Project, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. So, if the same man who is funding the mosque is funding Beck (as the second largest shareholder in Fox News, Prince Alwaleed is in essence signing Beck's paychecks). And if Beck thinks that the mosque should be banned from the area because of its questionable funding, shouldn't Beck also be banned under the same logic?

So, for all of these reasons, it makes all the sense in the world to start a movement now to Ban Glenn Beck from Ground Zero. I hope you'll join me. So, if you see him anywhere around there, tell him to "Get! Get!"

UPDATE: Now we're having fun. A petition has been started to ban Beck from Ground Zero. Sign here.

 

Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks, the first ever live, daily web television talk show. The Young Turks are on XM Satellite Radio 8-9PM ET (XM 167, America Left) and on Sirius Left 146. The Young Turks is one of the Top 100 You Tube Partners, with over 18 million views a month on (more...)
 
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was the original name of this project...Named afte... by steve scheetz on Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:48:06 PM
OC as a feminist I've always had a bit of trouble ... by Miriam Callaghan on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:15:32 PM
from Planet Earth. They don't appear to want to be... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 10:11:35 AM
How about just, "Ban Glenn Beck." Period. No prepo... by Ed Martin on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 3:12:44 PM
Please know that there are folks out here who thin... by Debbie McKee on Friday, Aug 27, 2010 at 5:41:01 PM