Those who are supporting the anti-Muslim hatefest sweeping the nation may want to consider that the Taliban is seeing it’s support rise in the wake of the protests against the Park 51 community center:
Taliban officials know it’s sacrilegious to hope a mosque will not be built, but that’s exactly what they’re wishing for: the success of the fiery campaign to block the proposed Islamic cultural center and prayer room near the site of the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. “By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor,” Taliban operative Zabihullah tells NEWSWEEK. (Like many Afghans, he uses a single name.) “It’s providing us with more recruits, donations, and popular support.” (via)
He goes on to say that they are expecting more western Muslims to join them and closes by predicting “the more mosques you stop, the more jihadis we will get”.