First the ADL, and now this: a prominent liberal commentator comes out against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. For years I insisted that the struggle against the global jihad was not a liberal/conservative issue, but a civilizational one on which the Left and the Right should fight together. This proved to be an empty hope, as the Left largely aligned with the global jihad (and so did large segments of the Right). But now Juan Williams, at least on this issue, has had the courage to state the case as it really stands. "Juan Williams Opposes Ground Zero Mosque," by John McCormack in the Weekly Standard, August 1 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
[...] Williams said that the proposed mosque and the imam's actions are "a thumb in the eye to so many people who lost their lives and went through the trauma there. It's not promoting dialogue or understanding. In fact, it's polarizing. So it's not achieving his stated goal. And for that reason, I just think he's wrong to do it."
Williams's comments on the Ground Zero Mosque come a couple days after the Anti-Defamation League declared that "building an Islamic Center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain - unnecessarily - and that is not right."