During an appearance on CNN, Rauf issued a veiled threat that Islamic extremists may go to extremes if the Ground Zero mosque is moved:
If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse. The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.
A newly released Quinnipiac poll found that 63 percent of voters think it is wrong to build the mosque at the proposed location.
And for the bitter-clingers who want to believe that opposition is a vast right-wing conspiracy ginned up by Fox News take note:
There is no sub-group which says it is “appropriate” to build the mosque near Ground Zero.
Rauf now says “everything is on the table.”
But if Rauf thinks not moving is a viable option, I have a bridge for sale (sign included).
To borrow a phrase from Martin Lawrence, it’s time for Imam Raul to get to stepping.