He's blaming Sarah Palin for the alleged "growing Islamophobia" that Muslim grievance groups are screaming about (UK Telegraph).
"What has happened is that..certain politicians decided that this project would be very useful for their political ambitions," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said, adding that this had prompted a "growing Islamophobia" in the US.But the IslamoGrievance mongers, as well as our Appeaser-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama, never acknowledge the roles of these Muslims in the attacks against America on 9/11.
Imam Rauf's proposal for an Islamic Centre, containing a mosque, two blocks from the site of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, has become embroiled in controversy.
Mrs Palin was the first major national figure to get involved in what had been a localised dispute when she sent a Twitter message in July stating: "Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing."
Imam Rauf said Mrs Palin's intervention had been "disingenuous" and played a part of the issue being "hijacked by the radicals" over the summer.
Instead, they're just a "sorry band of men."
Never mind that the so-called "religion of peace" has committed over 16,000 acts of terrorism since 9/11. And yet Muslims want to act like they're the victims?
Here's another flash for you, Imam Rauf! Your claim of "growing Islamophobia" in America is a steaming crock of shit! According to the most recent FBI stats, 65.7 percent of "hate crimes" were committed against (drum roll please) Jews. Status for Muslim hate crimes was just under eight percent (7.7 percent). This is all an intimidation tactic by you, CAIR and all those other phony baloney groups to intimidate Americans into silence.
You're far from a peacemaker, Imam Rauf, and I think the only bridges you'd like to build are bridges to a Shariah compliant America--the opposite of what our Founding Fathers created.