The signs they hold make it clear - crazed, Fox News-fueled, Tea Party thugs equate an Islamic community center with "Sharia."
Opponents of the mosque insisted they fully supported religious freedoms, but that the location of the planned Islamic center represented an incursion on the rights of Americans who deemed Ground Zero a hallowed space. “It’s a disgrace to have a mosque at this sacred site; it’s a smack in the face,” said Kali Costas, a Long Island education worker who said she was a member of the Tea Party.
more at the NYTimes
It's just a matter of time before someone will be attacked by a gang of these thugs for not looking sufficiently "American" enough - it could be almost anybody - a Muslim, a Coptic Christian, a Sikh, an Indian or a Latino. I've been speaking to some of these thugs on Facebook and there is no conspiracy theory so far-fetched that they won't believe it.
And don't even get me started on that cowardly asshole Howard Dean. I am so disgusted.