"The bottom line is that Islam (call it radical Islam, if you wish) is dangerous. Today, one day after the ninth anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, that truth should be self-evident. Certainly, nine years ago on this day — Sept. 12, 2001 — we said we would never forget. But the emergency sirens of Manhattan have long since given way to the seductive siren songs of peace and tolerance which too often lure the unwitting and naive to their deaths."
Radical Islam, with the emphasis on "radical" is, and has been, a threat to the US and the rest of the world, for years. It will continue to be a threat for the rest of history.
Religious Freedom is one of our founding principles. Tolerance of other religions has been our way of life. But tolerance for a faction of a religion that advocates death and terrorism for 'non-believers' is dangerous. You cannot appease terrorism.
I have no problem with Islam by itself. I have friends who are Muslim and have had many conversations with them on the similarities between Islam and Christianity. The majority of Muslims are good, decent people. But not the radical faction within Islam. It is, and always be dangerous, and a threat.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf warns that opposition to the Ground Zero mosque will result in violence against Americans. Instead of preaching tolerance to the Islam world, he is warning of violence if the US doesn't capitulate.
Yes, a religion of peace. That's what we are told.