Ground Zero imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who came under fire for once saying Osama bin Laden was "made in the USA," yesterday stopped short of using the word "terrorists" to describe the murderous 9/11 hijackers, instead calling them "those who attacked America."Yes, let's just worry about the feeling of American Muslims. Forget the hundreds of millions of other Americans who are affected by terrorism.
During an interview on Al Jazeera TV, recorded during a trip to Doha in the Persian Gulf, Rauf was asked whether 9/11 affected the "discourse of American Muslims."
"Islam was seen as a national security threat in America because the . . .," Rauf said, pausing in mid-sentence before continuing, "because those who've attacked America utilized the vocabulary of religion."No, those who attacked America were devout Muslims shouting Allah Akbar when they murdered our countrymen.
Why can't he just admit this? He might actually gain a little credibility if he just came out and told the truth. Instead he plays weasel word games.