There are no words to express the outrage Americans would have expressed if the Japanese government had proposed to build a memorial to their fallen soldiers at Pearl Harbor immediately following World War II. We can only hope President Truman would have ordered our military to carpet-bomb and firebomb the Japanese again for being so rude and stupid.
Slice it any way you want, but the Muslim community is being tremendously rude and stupid for wanting to build a mosque so close to Ground Zero in New York City. Instead of using the $100 million for their proposed mosque, I recommend that the Muslims donate the cash to the U.S. military so we can build more smart bombs to kill more radical, voodoo Muslims. That would earn my respect and admiration.
Killing more Muslim terror punks would make the world a more peaceful place to live - and safer for more Muslims - and we all know Islam is the religion of peace.
Let's call a spade a spade here. If Islam is the religion of peace, then I'm a malnourished, tofu-eating anti-hunter.
That fact is that much of the world's terrorism is committed by Muslims in the name of Allah. These voodoo nut jobs and their voodoo religion believe that, according to the Koran, killing nonbelievers makes Allah happy.
Moreover, Muslim-run countries provide the funds and other support for this terrorism and indoctrinate their youth to hate all things Western.
Killing is good. Peace is bad. And we are supposed to believe Islam is a peaceful religion?
Islam is no more a peaceful religion than Jim Jones was a Christian prophet. Islam attracts violent maniacs stuck in the year 4, reduces women to third-class citizens, discriminates, persecutes and kills Christians and burns their churches; stones people for punishment; and believes in world domination. Saudi Arabia, a Muslim theocracy, goes so far as to outlaw all other religions other than Islam. Sounds like real nice, neighborly Islamic folks.
Sure, there are peaceful Muslims who abhor violence. Not all Muslims are religious whacks who deserve a bullet. But the statistics are alarming. Last November, Newsmax reported that Muslim imams preach jihad and extremism in 10 percent of the 2,000 mosques right here in the United States. The same article reported that according to a Pew Research Center poll, 25 percent of Muslims in America between the ages of 18 and 29 believed suicide bombings can be justified. Just keep telling yourself that Islam is the religion of peace.
The president was right when he stated that Americans enjoy the freedom to purchase private property and to worship as they choose. He was wrong, however, in not forcefully condemning the rude and insensitive Muslims who want to build the mosque so close to Ground Zero. Not only did our rookie president miss a pivotal and teachable moment, but he also missed a leadership opportunity in failing to condemn the Muslims who want to build the mosque near Ground Zero. This is classic "rub it in their face" 101.
Proposing to build a mosque so close to Ground Zero is an additional and intentional stick in the eye to the United States and, most egregiously, to the families of those who were murdered at the hands of Islamic killers. If the Muslims who want to build the mosque can't see and admit that, then they are truly blind to tolerance, understanding and decency - or they have another agenda that warrants increased surveillance by law enforcement.
Bottom line: I don't trust the proposed mosque to be a holy bastion of peace, understanding, tolerance and love of others. The mosque will attract extremists and radicals who will try to harm America. If you want to see how tolerant Muslims are, just have a bunch of Christians stand on the sidewalk in front of the mosque and hand out Christian literature.
The problem America faces is not radical Muslims. The problem is that America lacks fundamental leadership and common sense from our elected officials, who worship at the altar of political correctness. Instead of standing with the victims' families of Sept. 11, 2001, New York City politicians chose to cast their lot with Islam, the supposed religion of peace and harmony. Me, I am not singing that tune.
If additional American blood is spilled in the Big Apple, the politicians who supported this mosque will be as guilty as the Muslim voodoo kooks who love death and destruction in the name of Allah.
Like it or not, there is a line drawn in the sand. Which side do you stand on?
Ted Nugent is an unstoppable American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is author of "Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" and "God, Guns and Rock 'N' Roll" (Regnery Publishing).