The Tea Party Strikes Again!

Interesting how brazen some folks are in attacking the God of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael, ignorant of (or defiant against) the historical and biblical commonality.

(CNN)A national leader of the conservative Tea Party movement has been strongly criticized by Islamic civil rights leaders for referring to the proposed site of a New York City mosque as a place for Muslims to worship "the terrorists' monkey-god."

Tea Party Express organizer Mark Williams blogged on his Web site last week that the mosque - to be constructed near the former site of the World Trade Center - would be a "monument ... for the worship of the terrorists' monkey-god and a 'cultural center' to propagandize for the extermination of all things not approved by their cult."

Williams, who also referred to "animals of Allah," was rebuked Thursday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The group issued a release Wednesday calling on other Tea Party activists to repudiate Williams' remarks.

"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," CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor said.

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If you want to call Allah a “monkey-God,” then that’s YHWH, my monkey-God, you’re disparaging. Which is fine; that’s your right. But don’t pretend you’ve got some sort of religious objectivity. Are they theologically different? Sure. But not historically – and I would doubt, ontologically. If Allah is a “terrorists’ monkey-god,” then it probably follows that YHWH is a “child molesters’ monkey-god.” And I don’t see any moral high ground there.

7 comments:

David Henson said...

Hadn't heard this yet. Thanks for blogging it and love the "my monkey-God" line.

Luke said...

ugh... it's getting too easy to pick these ppl off... so how in the world is this party still rolling?!

WKen said...

To answer your question, Luke ...

For all their whining about how only Christians can be picked on, the truth is that it's perfectly fair game to say anything you want about Muslims.

Just another display of disgusting bigotry and ignorance.

Brent said...

Stupid Tea Baggers! Always filling their bags with hate.

Anonymous said...

I often say that my monkey takes control of me (especially when I am in a overtly playful mood). This gives new meaning to my monkey!

Geoff said...
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Peter said...

I'd like to cultivate a space here where our sisters and brothers from other religious traditions can feel safe to visit and engage.

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