Bryan Fischer, the AFA’s radio show host and chief blogger, has upped the crazy ante on the anti-mosque fervor. Not content merely to prevent the opening of a mosque near ground zero, Fischer now says that there should be no more mosques allowed to be built anywhere in the United States.
Now mind you, he’s being logically consistent. If you’re going to take the position that mosques all teach dangerous things that we shouldn’t allow in the United States, then it should make no difference whether the mosque is near ground zero or not. He says:
“Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero. This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government.
Each one is a potential jihadist recruitment and training center, and determined to implement the ‘Grand Jihad’ of which Andy McCarthy has written…
Because of this subversive ideology, Muslims cannot claim religious freedom protections under the First Amendment. They are currently using First Amendment freedoms to make plans to destroy the First Amendment altogether. There is no such thing as freedom of religion in Islam, and it is sheer and utter folly for Americans to delude themselves into thinking otherwise.”
But in fact, if he really wants to be consistent he’d be advocating that we tear down all of the existing mosques as well. If his premise is correct, what possible logical or principled reason would compel us to stop only the building of new mosques? Why would we not also destroy all the existing ones?
Of course, you have to love the incoherence of his argument in the first place. “Muslims want to destroy the First Amendment, so we must destroy the First Amendment in order to prevent them from doing so.” Mind you, there’s very little difference between Bryan Fischer and those radical Muslims he hates so much. He thinks gays should be thrown in jail, they think they should be killed. That’s a difference of degree, not kind.
Bryan Fischer is not opposed to the kind of brutal theocracy the Islamic radicals favor; he just wants to make sure he’s the one in charge and his religion is the preferred one.