That's what we must never forget about 9/11. This was never a war between us and the Muslim world. It's a war between us and al-Qaida.
Al-Qaida is fighting to claim Islam and shape it in its own terms. The promoters of the "Ground Zero Mosque" want to take back Islam from the clutches of Al-Qauda and build an Islam that loves America, embraces freedom, and preaches coexistence. They deserve to be helped rather than fought.
Those who are protesting the construction of the mosque are playing right into the hands of Al-Qaida, the radicals and militants who want to divide us, who hope to provoke conflict between the West and Islam. The protestors are creating grave problems at multiple levels..
Islamophobia is a disease that threatens to rent asunder the tender fabric of our country; it is a disease that would shake the very foundations of our country's cherished tradition of liberty and justice for all and undermine our country's freedom of religion.
Opposition to the Cordoba Center is bad for America in more ways than one.