The hysteria over the proposed Islamic centre and mosque near Ground Zero in New York shows most in the political and media elites have failed miserably since 9/11 to explain what Islam is and is not.
Anti-Islam bigotry is rising in the US and often connected to the Zionist project. Increasingly, the most vocal backers of Israel these days are radical Christians, Muslim haters and hardline, Jewish Zionists. Charming.
This video is typical of the mood (and a new poll finds one fifth of Americans think Barack Obama is Muslim):